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The role, protection and effective participation of human rights defenders in development.
29 Oct 2013 -  This side event considers the role of human rights defenders in identifying, preventing, mitigating and remedying the adverse impacts of large-scale development projects.
Furthermore, it discusses the responsibility of States, corporations and multilateral development actors in ensuring that human rights defenders can undertake their work in a safe and enabling environment.
Organised by the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations and International Service for Human Rights (ISHR).