Call for inputs: Questionnaire from the SR on the situation of human rights defenders

(deadline: 5 October 2020)

Deadline: 5 October 2020

Objective: To inform SR’s thematic report to be presented to the 46th session of the HRC in March 2021 on the killings of human rights defenders


Twice a year, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders calls for inputs to inform her thematic studies to be presented at the Human Rights Council in its March session and at the General Assembly in October.

This thematic report on the issue of killings of human rights defenders aims to assess the nature of risks, threats and patterns of the killing of human rights defenders from State and non-State actors; identify and explore effective preventive and protection measures and lessons learnt in the protection of human rights defenders; provide a platform for dialogue between stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge across regions and to share examples of useful steps taken by States, UN entities, NHRIs, businesses, IFIs, CSO and Defenders. 

Key questions and types of input sought

The concept note and questionnaires can be downloaded in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic in the following link:


For additional information please contact: Defenders OHCHR