ETAN joins letter supporting UN Human Rights Council resolution on protecting civil society
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ETAN joins letter supporting UN Human Rights Council resolution on protecting civil society

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JUNE 29, 2016- The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) joined 243 other organizations in a letter urging members of the UN Human Rights Council to oppose amendments that would gut a resolution supporting civil society participation in the UN and elsewhere.

The letter opposes 15 amendments submitted by Russia that "would undermine international efforts to safeguard space for civil society," the letter says.

"The draft resolution, presented by a cross-regional group of States comprising of Chile, Ireland, Japan, Sierra Leone, and Tunisia, was developed through broad consultation with States and civil society and in the past was adopted by consensus," the letter adds.

The letter organized by the the International Service for Human Rights was also signed by the International Federation for East Timor and La'o Hamutuk (Timor-Leste Institute for Development
Monitoring and Analysis)

The full letter and list of signers can be found here.

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