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Bangladesh: Scrap Draconian Elements of Digital Security Act

Bangladesh’s President Abdul Hamid (3rd R) and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (2nd L) walk near female members of the Bangladesh army at the national parade ground in Dhaka on December 16, 2015. 

© 2015 Ashikur Rahman / Reuters

(New York) – The Bangladeshi government should review and reform the proposed Digital Security Act (DSA) instead of enacting the law in its current form, Human Rights Watch said today.

On January 29, 2018, the cabinet approved a draft law, intended to replace the much-criticized Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT). The draft is even broader than the law it seeks to replace and violates the country’s international obligation to protect freedom of speech.

“The proposed law totally undermines the government’s claim that it has no intention of curbing the right to freedom of speech,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “With at least five different provisions criminalizing vaguely defined types of speech, the law is a license for wide-ranging suppression of critical voices.”

The proposed law totally undermines the government’s claim that it has no intention of curbing the right to freedom of speech.

Brad Adams

Asia Director

After the repeated abuse of section 57 of the ICT Act to prosecute journalists and others for criticizing the prime minister, her family, or her government on social media, Bangladesh authorities committed to repeal the law. Although the proposed new law to replace the ICT Act limits prosecutions for defamation to those that could be prosecuted under the penal code and imposes an intent requirement for certain offenses, it also contains provisions that are even more draconian than those in section 57.

Section 14 of the draft would authorize sentences of up to 14 years in prison for spreading “propaganda and campaign against liberation war of Bangladesh or spirit of the liberation war or Father of the Nation.” The United Nations Human Rights Committee, the independent expert body that monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Bangladesh is a party, has expressly stated that laws that penalize the expression of opinions about historical facts are incompatible with a country’s obligations to respect freedom of opinion and expression.

Section 25(a) would permit sentences of up to three years in prison for publishing information which is “aggressive or frightening” – broad terms that are not defined in the proposed statute. The use of such vague terms violates the requirement that laws restricting speech be formulated with sufficient precision to make clear what speech would violate the law. The vagueness of the offense, combined with the harshness of the potential penalty, increases the likelihood of self-censorship to avoid possible prosecution.

Section 31, which would impose sentences of up to ten years in prison for posting information which “ruins communal harmony or creates instability or disorder or disturbs or is about to disturb the law and order situation,” is similarly flawed. With no clear definition of what speech would be considered to “ruin communal harmony” or “create instability,” the law leaves wide scope for the government to use it to prosecute speech it does not like.

Almost any criticism of the government may lead to dissatisfaction and the possibility of public protests. The government should not be able to punish criticism on the grounds that it may “disturb the law and order situation.”

Section 31 also covers speech that “creates animosity, hatred or antipathy among the various classes and communities.” While the goal of preventing inter-communal strife is an important one, it should be done in ways that restrict speech as little as possible. UN human rights experts have stated that:

It is absolutely necessary in a free society that restrictions on public debate or discourse and the protection of racial harmony are not implemented at the detriment of human rights, such as freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.

The law’s overly broad definition of “hate speech” opens the door for arbitrary and abusive application of the law and creates an unacceptable chill on the discussion of issues relating to race and religion.

Section 29, like section 57 of the ICT Act, criminalizes online defamation. While section 29, unlike the ICT Act, limits defamation charges to those that meet the requirements of the criminal defamation provisions of the penal code, it is nevertheless contrary to a growing recognition that defamation should be considered a civil matter, not a crime punishable with imprisonment.

Section 28 would impose up to five years in prison for speech that “injures religious feelings.” While this provision, unlike section 57 of the ICT, requires intent, that addition is insufficient to bring it into compliance with international norms. As noted in the seminal Handyside case, freedom of expression is applicable not only to information or ideas “that are favourably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also to those that offend, shock or disturb the State or any sector of the population.” A prohibition on speech that hurts someone’s religious feelings, reinforced by criminal penalties, cannot be justified as a necessary and proportionate restriction on speech.

“The Digital Security Act is utterly inconsistent with Bangladesh’s obligation to protect freedom of speech,” said Adams. “Parliament should reject the bill and insist on a law that truly respects the right of the country’s citizens to speak freely.” Source:

No Federal Ban on Smoking in Cars with Children

Q: Did a law go into effect Jan. 30 banning “anyone” from smoking in a car “as long as there are children in the vehicle”?

A: No. There is no federal prohibition, although several state and local governments previously had enacted such bans.


There is no law or proposed legislation at the federal level that bans smoking in cars with children present.

Facebook users recently flagged a story as potentially false that was published in February on under the headline: “Smoking in cars with children is illegal starting January 30, 2018.” They were right to be suspicious of the story.

The article claims that, since the end of January, smoking in “any private vehicle” with minors present has been punishable by a $100 fine. It says the purported law is aimed at alleviating the (very real) effects of secondhand smoke.

Although the story is false, it is based on a tiny kernel of truth.

A link in the story leads to a news story posted by Yahoo Lifestyle about a bill, passed Jan. 30 by Alabama’s House of Representatives, that would ban smoking in cars with individuals under the age of 19 present. Violators of that proposed state law would incur a $100 fine.

That does not mean that “a ban has been applied since last month,” as the article on says. The legislation still must be approved by the state Senate, and Republican Gov. Kay Ivey would have to sign it. Even then, the law would not take effect until the “first day of the third month” following the Alabama governor’s approval, according to language in the bill.

But the article does not say that it’s referring to an Alabama bill that hasn’t been enacted. Nor does it specify whether it refers to federal, state or local law.

One of the last major federal tobacco-related bills to become law was 2010’s Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act. It did not prohibit smoking in cars with children present.

On the other hand, there are eight states, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam, that already had laws to that effect prior to 2018, according to the Public Health Law Center. In addition, a number of cities and towns have passed ordinances of their own.

Outside of the United States, England banned smoking in a car with kids in October 2015. The fine in the U.K. is £50, or currently about $70.

Editor’s note: is one of several organizations working with Facebook to help identify and label false stories flagged by readers on the social media network.


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Holyoke, Cody. “Law forbidding smoking in cars with children present passes in Schenectady.” WRBG Albany. 12 Dec 2016.

Hickey, Chuck. “Girl Scouts’ push to ban smoking in vehicles with minors passes Aurora City Council.” Fox 31 Denver. 6 Feb 2018.

Holl, John. “THE WEEK; Ban Is Passed on Smokingn In Cars Occupied by Children.” New York Times. 29 Apr 2007.

The dangers of second hand smoke are very, very real!” Accessed 20 Feb 2018.

Associated Press. “New City Smoking Ban in Cars Proposed.” New York Times. 17 May 2017.

DaRonco, Darren. “Tempe ban on smoking with kids in the car takes effect.” Arizona Republic. 22 Jun 2015.

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No ‘Crisis Actors’ in Parkland, Florida

Q: Are the students who survived the Florida school shooting really “crisis actors”?

A: No. Conspiracy theories have been spreading online to undercut students advocating stricter gun control.


I’ve seen this floating around on Facebook: Is Daniel Hogg a student at the Florida high school where the recent shootings took place, or are he and others paid actors?


Students who survived the massacre in their Parkland, Florida, high school on Feb. 14 are advocating gun control.

Conspiracy theorists are undercutting that message by questioning whether some of the students actually attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. They claim the teens are really “crisis actors” paid by liberal activists, that they are part of a “deep state” conspiracy involving CNN and the FBI, or that one of the most outspoken students is actually a 28-year-old man who was arrested in South Carolina.

Facebook users have flagged as potentially false several variations of stories advancing those claims, and readers have asked us about them, as well. They are not true.

Conspiracy theories like these often fester in shadowy parts of the internet — on extremist blogs or websites — but these particular rumors got extra exposure when they were highlighted by public figures and amplified on social media with the help of Russian bots.

As for the public figures, Donald Trump Jr. “liked” a tweet promoting a story suggesting that one of the students was part of a “deep state” conspiracy. Benjamin Kelly, an aide to a Florida state representative, told a reporter that two of the most outspoken students were actors. (Kelly has since been fired.) And Daryl Metcalfe, a Pennsylvania state representative, suggested on Twitter and Facebook that the teens weren’t actually students by repeatedly using quotation marks around the word “students.”

One of the primary targets has been 17-year-old David Hogg.

Hogg — along with fellow students Emma Gonzalez, Jaclyn Corin and Cameron Kasky — has started a movement with the hashtag #NeverAgain to stanch school shootings. He has been one of the most prominent faces in television interviews after the Florida shooting.

Hogg, who is a member of his school’s television news show, recorded interviews with students during the shooting.

He also recorded a confrontation between a friend and a lifeguard on a beach in California last summer. Footage of the beach confrontation went viral and prompted coverage on a television news broadcast at the time.

Conspiracy theorists have used last year’s California newscast to push the narrative that Hogg is a “crisis actor,” or someone who travels from one location to another claiming to be a witness to a tragedy. The voice-over for one such video starts out by saying: “You know that crisis actor David Hogg? Well, apparently, he’s put on some bullshit before out in California — what a surprise, that’s where these actors like to hang out, you know — anyways, so, we get a serious crisis actor here. He’s taking on multiple roles all over the place.” The video then plays the news clip from August.

The fact is Hogg is a student at Stoneman Douglas High School who was in Los Angeles on summer break.

On Aug. 5, 2016, Hogg tweeted a short video of his flight to California and wrote: “I love going to LA for the summer.”

During the previous school year, he had tweeted about a Stoneman Douglas High School basketball game and making Parkland, Florida, more bike friendly. He also shared photos of his mornings at Stoneman Douglas High School, and posed in front of the school logo in a tiger costume.

And, in 2015, he was pictured in the Sun-Sentinel newspaper running in a cross-country race for Stoneman Douglas High School.

Also, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie, told the Tampa Bay Times about Hogg and other students: “These are absolutely students at Stoneman Douglas. They’ve been there. I can verify that.”

As for the claims that Hogg is actually a 28-year-old man who was arrested in South Carolina, the person pictured in the mugshot, David Guyton Hogg, is currently on probation after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine, or crack cocaine, in 2017, according to court records. His address is listed with the court in Anderson, South Carolina.

And the claims that Hogg is part of the “deep state” rely on the fact that his father, Kevin Hogg, is a retired FBI employee. But conspiracists offer no evidence of coordination between the bureau and David Hogg.

This isn’t the first time that the internet has lit up with claims about “actors” participating in political rallies.

Following a violent clash between demonstrators and counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, false stories circulated online that claimed a Craigslist ad was used to hire “actors and photographers” as counter-demonstrators.

And the claim about “crisis actors” was among the many conspiracy theories that circulated after 20 children were shot dead in their elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.

Editor’s note: is one of several organizations working with Facebook to help identify and label false stories flagged by readers on the social media network.


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We stand in solidarity with civil society in Hungary”

More than 250 organizations and platforms from all over the world have signed a letter expressing their grave concern over the shrinking space for civil society in Hungary. Read the letter here:

On 13 February 2018, the Hungarian government tabled to Parliament a proposed legislative pack of three laws, commonly referred to as “Stop Soros.”.

The newly proposed legislation would further restrict Hungarian civil society’s ability to carry out their work, by requiring organizations that “support migration” to obtain national security clearance and a government permit to perform basic functions.

The proposed legislation would also require organizations to pay a tax of 25% of any foreign funding aimed at “supporting migration”. Failure to do so, would subject them to steps so serious that they could lead to exorbitant fines, bankruptcy, and the dissolving of the NGO involved.

People protest in Heroes’ square against a new law that would undermine Central European University, a liberal graduate school of social sciences founded by U.S. financier George Soros in Budapest, Hungary, April 12, 2017.

© 2017 Reuters

These laws come in a context of already shrinking space for civil society in Hungary and contravene Hungary’s obligations under international law to protect the right to freedom of association, expression and movement.

We believe the new proposals represent the latest initiative in the Hungarian government’s escalating effort to crackdown on the legitimate work of civil society groups in Hungary seeking to promote and defend human rights, provide legal and social services to people in need in the country, and publicly express dissenting opinions in the press and online.

As defenders of rights and freedoms, we want people everywhere to be able to speak out without being attacked, threatened or jailed. Open debate on matters relating to government policies and practice is necessary in every society, and human rights defenders should not face criminalization for voicing their sometimes dissenting voices.

Countries need to put laws in place which keep human rights defenders safe from harm, rather than introducing repressive laws that aim to silence those who speak out. 

Human rights defenders defend the rights of people in their own communities and their countries, and in doing so they protect all of our rights, globally. Human rights defenders are often the last line of defence for a free and just society and undertake immense personal risks and sacrifices to do their work.

We stand in solidarity with civil society and human rights defenders in Hungary.

They are courageous people, committed to creating a fairer society. Without their courage, the world we live in would be less fair, less just and less equal.

We are calling on the Hungarian Parliament to reject the proposed laws in their entirety and let the NGOs and defenders continue their work, instead of defending themselves against such attacks.

The below listed organizations declare their support and solidarity with non-governmental organisations and human rights defenders in Hungary (listed by country): 

International organizations

Amnesty International (joint letter online here)

ILGA – Europe

Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties) 

Human Rights Watch

AEDH – Association Europeenne de Droits de l’Homme 

FIDH, within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

World Organisation against Torture, within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Light for the World 

Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

CONCORD – European Confederation of Relief and development NGOs

Human Rights First 

Transgender Europe

Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) 

Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe

International Civil Society Centre 

Reporters sans Frontières 

ENAR – European Network Against Racism 

European Volunteer Centre

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)

Civil Society Europe

La Strada International



European Cultural Foundation 

European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL)

Le Réseau EUROMED DROITSUNITED for Intercultural Action – European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees

Organizations listed by country

CELS – Argentina

Protection International – Belgium

çavaria vzw – Belgium

11.11.11. – Belgium

Artsen zonder Vakantie – Belgium

Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen – Belgium 

Liga voor mensenrechten – Belgium

WWF Belgium – Belgium

ACAT – Belgique/ Belgie/ Belgium

Volonteurope Belgium – Belgium

CROSOL – Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity – Croatia

Centre for Peace Studies from Zagreb – Croatia

GONG – Croatia

Brod Ecological Society – BED – Croatia

Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past – Croatia

CESI – Center for Education, Counselling and Research – Croatia

Human Rights House Zagreb – Croatia

Rehabilitation center for stress and trauma – Croatia

Civic Committee for Human Rights – Croatia

Adra Česká republika – Czech Republic

The Open Society Fund Prague – Czech Republic

The Civil Society Development Foundation (Nadace rozvoje občanské společnosti – NROS

Transparency International ČR– Czech Republic

Člověk v tísni – People in Need – Czech Republic 

Forum 2000 – The Forum 2000 Foundation – Czech Republic

META – Společnost pro příležitosti mladých migrantů – Association for opportunities of young migrants – Czech Republic

Most pro o.p.s. – poradna pro cizince – Czech Republic

SIMI – Sdružení pro integraci a migraci – Association for integration and migration- Czech Republic

Glopolis – Glopolis – Czech Republic

Centrum pro integraci cizinců – Centre for Integration of Foreigners – Czech Republic

Diakonie (Českobratrské církve evangelické) – Diaconia (Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren) – Czech Republic

Most – Czech Republic

Konsorcium nevládních organizací pracujících s migranty – Consortium of Migrants Assisting Organizations – Czech Republic

DEMAS – Association for Democracy Assistance and Human Rights – Asociace pro podporu demokracie a lidských práv – Czech Republic

Pavel Havlicek, Analyst at the Research Centre, Association for International Affairs Prague, Czech Republic

Organizace pro pomoc uprchlíkům – Organization for aid to refugees

The League of Human rights – Czech republic 

Občanské Bělorusko – Czech Republic

In Iustitia – Czech Republic

Institut pro evropskou politiku EUROPEUM – Czech Republic

Česká odborná společnost pro inkluzivní vzdělávání (ČOSIV) – Czech Republic

Česká společnost ornitologická – Czech Republic

Český helsinský výbor – Czech Republic

Agora Central Europe – Czech Republic

Asociace pro mezinárodní otázky – AMO – Czech Republic

Calla – Sdružení pro záchranu prostředí – Czech Republic

Denmark Nyt Europa – Denmark

Kehitysmaayhdistys Pääskyt ry – Finland 

Suomen Pakolaisapu | Finnish Refugee Council – Finland 

ETMU ry (Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration) – Finland 

Suomen Nuorisoyhteistyö – Allianssi ry – Finland 

Suomen Setlementtiliitto – Finland 

Ensi- ja turvakotien liitto – Finland 

Suomen Mielenterveysseura ry – Finland 

Ihmisoikeusliitto ry – Finnish League for Human Rights – Finland 

Kehitysyhteistyöjärjestöjen EU-yhdistys Kehys ry – The Finnish NGDO Platform to the EU Kehys – Finland 

Vammaisten perus- ja ihmisoikeusjärjestö Kynnys ry – Finland

Suomen somalialaisten liitto – Finland 

Seta LGBTIQ Rights in Finland – Finland 

Trasek ry – Finland 

Ligue des droits de l’Homme (LDH)

Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken – Germany

Bundesfachverband Unbegleitete Minderjährige Flüchtlinge e.V. – Germany

Lesben- und Schwulenverband in Deutschland (LSVD) – Germany 

Hirschfeld-Eddy-Stiftung (HES) – Germany 

ADRA Deutschland e.V – Germany 

BAfF e.V.-Bundesweite Arbeitsgemeinschaft Psychosozialer Zentren für Flüchtlinge und Folteropfer – Germany

Forum Menschenrechte – Germany 

VENRO – Verband Entwicklungspolitik und humanitäre Hilfe deutscher Nichtregierungsorganisationen e.V. – Germany 

Solidaritätsdienst International e.V. (SODI) – Germany 

Adivasi-Koordination in Deutschland e.V. – Germany 

ACAT-Deutschland e.V. – Germany 

Missionsärztliches Institut Würzburg – Germany

Deutsches Medikamenten-Hilfswerk action medeor e.V. – Germany 

Deutsche Kommission Justitia et Pax – Germany 

Germanwatch e.V. – Germany

Welthaus Bielefeld e.V. – Germany

Civil Liberties Union for Europe e.V." – Germany

Weltveränderer e.V.- Germany

Human Rights Law Network – India

CILD – Italian Civil Liberties Advocacy Coalition – Italy

Dr Andrea Gullotta, Memorial Italia Italy

Antigone – Italy

LIDU – Lega Italiana dei diritti dell’Uomo – Italy 

Front Line Defenders – Ireland

Irish Nurses and Midwives organisation – Ireland

Christian Aid Ireland – Ireland

Transgender Equality Network Ireland – Ireland

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) – Ireland

Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation – Latvia 

Latvia’s Association for Family Planning and Sexual Health – Latvia

ASTI (Association de Soutien aux Travailleurs Immigrés) – Luxembourg 

Passerell – Luxembourg 

ACAT Luxemburg – Luxembourg 

Reech eng Hand – Luxembourg 

Caritas Luxembourg – Luxembourg 

David Barkin – Profesor de Economía Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco,Mexico 

Aidsfonds – Netherlands

Amsterdamse Diakonie – Netherlands

Article 19 – Netherlands

ASKV – Steunpunt Vluchtelingen – Netherlands 

Blikopeners – Netherlands

Clara Wichmannfonds – Netherlands

Dance4Life – Netherlands

Dutch section of the International Commission of Jurists (NJCM) – Netherlands

Free Press Unlimited – Netherlands

Humanistisch Verbond – Netherlands

Humanity House – Netherlands

IMMO – instituut voor Mensenrechten en Medisch Onderzoek – Netherlands

INLIA – International Network of Local Initiatives with Asylumseekers – Netherlands

Justice and Peace Netherlands – Netherlands

KOMPASS – Netherlands

Libereco – Partnership for Human Rights – Netherlands

Milieudefensie – Netherlands

Movies that Matter – Netherlands

Netherlands Helsinki Committee – Netherlands

Foundation Max van der Stoel – Netherlands

NVJ – Nederlandse Vereniging van Journalisten – Netherlands

Partizan Publik – Netherlands

Pax – Netherlands

Power of Art House – Netherlands

Privacy First – Netherlands

Prospector – Netherlands

Stichting LOS – Landelijk Ongedocumenteerden Steunpunt – Netherlands

Stichting Vluchteling – Netherlands

Stichting voor Vluchteling-Studenten – UAF – Netherlands

The Amsterdam Gay Pride – Netherlands

The Hague Peace Projects – Netherlands

Transnational Institute (TNI) – Netherlands

VLot – fonds voor vluchtelingen – Netherlands

VluchtelingenWerk NL – Netherlands

Hivos – Netherlands

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee – Norway

Fundacja im. Stefana Batorego – Poland

Sieć Obywatelska Watchdog Polska – Poland

Projekt: Polska – Poland

Stowarzyszenie przeciw Antysemityzmowi i Ksenofobii Otwarta Rzeczpospolita – Poland 

Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej – Poland 

Instytut Spraw Publicznych – Poland

Fundacja ePaństwo – Poland

Panoptykon – Poland

Polskie Towarzystwo Prawa Antydyskryminacyjnego – Poland

Fundacja Pole Dialogu – Poland

Polski Instytut Praw Człowieka I Biznesu – Poland

Stowarzyszenie Willa Decjusza – Poland

Pracownia Badań i Innowacji Społecznych "Stocznia – Poland

Towarzystwo Edukacji Antydyskryminacyjnej – Poland

Fundacja Autonomia – Poland

Stowarzyszenie Klon/Jawor – Poland

Małopolskie Towarzystwo Oświatowe z Nowego Sącza – Poland

Fundacja Ari Ari – Poland

Ogólnopolska Federacja Organizacji Pozarządowych – Poland

Instytut Prawa i Społeczeństwa – Poland

Fundacja Partners Polska – Poland

Helsińska Fundacja Praw Człowieka – Poland

Grupy Zagranica – Poland

The Unit for Social Innovation & Research Shipyard – Poland

INPRIS – Institute for Law and Society – Poland

National Federation of Polish NGOs – Poland

Centre for International Relations (CIR) – Poland

Citizens Network Watchdog Poland – Poland

Institute of Public Affairs – Poland

Association against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia Open Republic – Poland

Stefan Batory Foundation Poland

Danuta Przywara, President of the Board, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights Poland 

Inițiativa România – Romania

NGOs Federation for Children Romania – Romania

RISE Romania – Romania

Resource Center for Public Participation – CeRe (Romania) – Romania

FONSS (The Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations for Social Services) – Romania

Gabriela Tudor Foundation – Romania

Mediawise Society Association – Romania

The Civil Society Development Foundation – Romania

Expert Forum – Romania

Center for Independent Journalism – Romania

Federatia Organizatiilor Neguvernamentale pentru Copil – Romania

Asociatia One World Romania – Romania

Asociatia Militia Spirituala – Romania

ActiveWatch – Romania

CENTRAS – Romania

Asociatia Pro Democratia – Romania

Agenția Impreuna – Romania

Fundatia Estuar – Romania

Dizabnet – Federatia prestatorilor pentru persoane cu dizabilitati – Romania

The Swedish Organisation for Individual Relief – Romania

Alaturi de Voi Romania – Romania

Moscow Helsinki Group – Russia

Igor Vladimirovich Batov, Chairman of the Council of the Pskov Regional Environmental Rights Human Rights Movement ʺFree Coastʺ, a member of the Public Chamber of the Pskov region – Russia

Andrei Suslov, Center for Citizanship Education and Human Rights, Perm – Russia

Evdokimova Natalia Leonidovna, Human Rights Council of St. Petersburg. – Russia 

Lilia Shibanova, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Russia 

Bureau for Regional Outreach Campaigns – BROC Vladivostok, Russia

Pride Kosice – Slovakia 

Central European Forum – Slovakia 

Human Rights League – Slovakia 

Slovak Humanitarian Council – Slovakia 

People in Need Slovakia – Slovakia 

Via Iuris – Slovakia 

Inakosť – Slovakia 

Transfuzia – Slovakia 

Bi-centrum – Slovakia 

EduRoma – Slovakia 

Centrum komunitneho organizovania – Centre for Community Organizing – Slovakia 

SLOGA, platforma nevladnih organizacij za razvoj, globalno učenje in humanitarno pomoč – Slovenia

Društvo Humanitas

Društvo Odnos – Slovenia 

Mirovni inštitut – Slovenia

Kulturno-umetniško društvo Mreža – Slovenia

Društvo za uveljavljanje enakosti in pluralnosti Vita Activa – Slovenia

Društvo informacijski center Legebitra – Slovenia 

TransAkcija – Slovenia 

Society for awareness raising and protection – center of antidiscrimination (OVCA) – Slovenia 

Društvo za nenasilno komunikacijo – Association for nonviolent communications – Slovenia

Focus, društvo za sonaraven razvoj – Focus, association for sustainable development – Slovenia

Legal Resources Center – South Africa

Rights International Spain – Spain

Asociación Katío – Spain

Ecologistas en Acción – Spain

AIETI – Asociacion de Investigacion y Especializacion Sobre Temas Iberoamericanos

APDHE – Spain

ICID – Spain

Comité Monseñor Óscar Romero de Madrid – Spain

Mujeres de Negro contra la Guerra – Madrid – Spain

Acción Verapaz – Spain

Colectivo Ansur – Spain

Calala Fondo de Mujeres – Spain

Global Witness – Spain

ACAT-Schweiz Suisse Svizzera – Switzerland

Human Rights Association (İHD) – Turkey  

Pylyp Orlyk Institute of Democracy – Ukraine 

La Strada – Ukraine 

Kharkiv Human Rights Group – Ukraine 

Suspilni Ekolohichni Initsiatyvy – Ukraine 

Kharkiv Regional Foundation "Public Alternative" – Ukraine 

Human Rights Information Centre – Ukraine 

Kyiv Educational Centre "Prostir Tolerantnosti" – Ukraine 

Human Rights Centre "All Rights" – Ukraine 

Ternopil Human Rights Group – Ukraine 

Vostok SOS – Ukraine 

EHA "Green World" – Ukraine 

Adaptatsiynyi Cholovichyi Tsentr – Ukraine 

Helsinski Initiative – XXI – Ukraine 

Center for Civil Liberties – Ukraine 

Ekolohichna Hrupa Pechenihy – Ukraine 

Romano radio Chiriklo – Ukraine 

Civil Initiative Center – Ukraine


Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) – United Kingdom

Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York – United Kingdom

The solicitor’s international human rights group – United Kingdom

The Oakland Institute, United States of America

CIVILIS Derechos Humanos – Venezuela 

Acción Solidaria on HIV/aids – Venezuela 

Asociación Civil Fuerza, Unión, Justicia, Solidaridad y Paz – Venezuela 

Programa de Educación-Acción en Derechos Humanos – Venezuela 

Centro Comunitario de Aprendizaje – Venezuela

Comité de Familiares de Víctimas de los Sucesos de Febrero y Marzo de 1989 – Venezuela

Centro de Justicia y Paz – Venezuela Source:

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Donald Trump: Today, it was my great honor to host a School Safety Roundtable at the @WhiteHouse with State and local leaders, law enforcement officers, and education officials. There is nothing more important than protecting our children. They deserve to be safe, and we will deliver!

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