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New report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights: Cultural Rights Defenders

12/02/2020 - 15:06

The new United Nation Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Karima Bennoune, just released a new report on 'Cultural Rights Defenders'.

This report aims at raising awareness about the work of cultural rights defenders - human rights defenders who defend cultural rights in accordance with international standards - and to increase the attention and assistance they receive. The report includes an overview of the diverse kinds of human rights worl that cultural rights defenders engage in, the challenges and risks they face, and the international legal framework that enables their work, and offers specific recommendations as to how to better support and protect them.

The report will be presented to the Council on next Tuesday, 3 March, tentatively at 16:00. Live-streaming available here:

More info here.


Prior to this report, the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights had already published: