UN envoys concerned for Shell to Sea activists

UN concerned for Shell protestors

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UN envoys concerned for Shell to Sea activists

UN envoys concerned for Shell to Sea activists

“credible reports indicating the existence of a pattern of criminalization of what has mostly been a peaceful protest movement, including acts of non-compliance and passive resistance”, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya

Full story in today’s Journal.ie and more of the back story here .

Anyone new to the Shell to Sea situation could watch the documentary ‘The Pipe’ previewed here

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  1. Also pro-choice and sexual health campaigners, Traveller rights campaigners and whistle blowers ”

    The expert expressed concern about the challenges faced by certain groups of defenders, notably those working on environmental rights and who try to exercise their legitimate right to protest. She also drew attention to the plight of sexual and reproductive rights defenders who are victims of smear campaigns, and those working for the rights of the Traveller community who are excluded from policy making bodies, as well as ‘whistle-blowers’ who are not properly protected.”

  2. Also, those defenders working for the rights of the Traveller community, including Roma Travellers, and asylum seekers under the direct provision services who seek to present complaints and try to claim their rights and the rights of their fellow asylum-seekers.

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