Appointment of Mary Lawlor as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

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Women Living Under Muslim Laws welcomes the appointment of Mary Lawlor as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders by the United Nation Human Rights Council during its 43rd session. Ms. Lawlor’s appointment is a clear recognition of her years of dedication to the security and wellbeing of human rights defenders who are increasingly at risk in many parts of the world. She founded the Front Line defender in 2001 and worked tirelessly to ensure the security of human rights defenders. She continues to be involved in promoting the security of human rights defenders.  Women Living Under Muslim Laws welcomes the appointment of Mary Lawlor as UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders by the UN Human Rights Council during its 43rd session. Ms. Lawlor’s appointment is a clear recognition of her years of dedication to the security and wellbeing of human rights defenders who are increasingly at risk in many parts of our troubled world. She founded the Front Line defender in 2001 and worked tirelessly to ensure the security of human rights defenders. She continues to be involved in promoting the security of human rights defenders.

Women Living Under Muslim Laws congratulate her in her appointment and support her in her new role to advance and strengthen support for human rights defenders around the world, in the face of even as unparalleled threats and attacks we have been observing worldwide.

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