Rapid Research Response

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The HRD Hub is trialling a 'rapid research response' service to support the immediate needs of strategic partners.  The service is being piloted through the provision of pro-bono research assistance to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs.  In 2016 and 2017 the Hub has provided research assistance for both thematic and country reports.

environmental human rights defenders report

The Hub supported the Special Rapporteur's report on environmental human rights defenders - A/71/281

Good practices report

We conducted a global survey of protection practices for the Special Rapporteur's report on good practices - A/HRC/31/55

Country report - mexico

In preparation for the Special Rapporteur's first official visit to Mexico Patricia prepared a comprehensive report detailing the legal and political framework for human rights in Mexico, the main issues facing defenders, and specific groups at risk.

country report - hungary

Hub staff prepared a country assessment report for the Special Rapporteur's visit to Hungary, 8-16 February 2016.