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News, video, and feature articles about Human Rights Defenders Policy Forums, human rights defenders, and the state of human rights in countries around the world.

Articles, Transcripts, and Reports

March 21, 2014
Concluding Statement of The Carter Center Human Rights Defenders Forum: Mobilizing Faith for Women (PDF)

April 6, 2011
Concluding Statement of The Carter Center Human Rights Defenders Forum: Religion Must Elevate, Not Violate or Discriminate (PDF)

April 6, 2011
Human Rights and Religious Leaders Call on Religious Leadership to Stand for Equal Rights for Girls and Women

March 29, 2011
Moving the Needle on Women's Rights

March, 17, 2011
Dr. Besser's Notebook: Women's Rights in Senegal

Aug. 28, 2010
Carter's Diplomacy Helps Free American Prisoner

Dec. 3, 2009
Speech by Jimmy Carter to the Parliament of the World's Religions

June 29, 2009
East Jerusalem Family Forced to Demolish Part of Own Home, Center Expert Cites Abuse of Permit System

Feb. 24, 2009
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Voice Support for New Mexico Legislative Action To Outlaw Death Penalty

Feb. 20, 2009
Carter Center Conducts Human Rights Training for Congolese Police Officers

Jan. 8, 2009
An Unnecessary War - Washington Post Op-Ed by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Dec. 31, 2008
Carter Center Urges Immediate End to Violence in Gaza

Dec. 11,  2008
Carter Center Calls for Release of Zimbabwe Human Rights Activists

Dec. 11, 2008
Obama's Human Rights Opportunity

Dec. 3, 2008
Human Rights Leaders Urge President-Elect Obama to Renew U.S. Commitments to Human Rights

Jan. 16, 2008
Rights of Passage

Nov. 15, 2007
Crisis in Pakistan - A Q&A With Carter Center Human Rights Director Karin Ryan

Nov. 10,  2007
Voice from House Arrest: Asma Jahangir - Don't Let Pakistan Follow Burma

Nov. 7,  2007
Musharraf Demolishes Democracy Under the Guise of Fighting Terrorism; United States Must Tie Aid to Restoration of Freedoms

Sept. 10, 2007
Carter Center Statement on the Death of Jose Emanuel "Pepe" Mendez

Sept. 7, 2007
Final Report: The Fourth Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum (PDF) 

Sept. 7, 2007
CNN Interview with Carter Center Human Rights Defenders, Jimmy Carter (Transcript only)

Sept. 7, 2007
2007 Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum Final Statement Issues Challenges and Recommendations for Addressing Mass Atrocities

Sept. 6, 2007
Opening Remarks by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter to the 2007 Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum

Sept. 6, 2007
National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Sept. 1, 2007
Profile: Karin Ryan Director Assists Activists Fighting for Human Rights

Aug. 23, 2007
How U.S. Aid Can Undermine Middle East Democracy Activists

Aug. 23, 2007
Feature Article:  Colombia at the Crossroads

Aug. 13, 2007
2007 Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum - Faith and Freedom: Protecting Human Rights as Common Cause

May 14, 2004
Jimmy Carter Washington Post Op-Ed: Seeds of a Rights Scandal in Iraq

Video and Audio

April 25, 2011
Carter Center Helps Protect Congolese Human Rights Defenders Through Alert System

April 11, 2011
Human Rights Defender Discusses Importance of Working Together to Advance Women's Rights

April 8, 2011
Part II of CNN interview conducted with President Carter at the Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum

April 6, 2011
Part I of CNN interview with President Carter at the Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum

April 6, 2011
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Urges Promotion of Women's Rights by Religious Communities

March 28, 2011
Upcoming Forum to Promote Women's Rights

Nov. 2, 2009
Watch video: Israeli Fights for Human Rights of Palestinians

Dec. 3, 2008
Restoring Rights and Rules: A New Human Rights Agenda for the United States (90 minute webcast) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian human rights defender Saad Ibrahim, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA Larry Cox, and Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission Sima Samar discuss how the next administration can restore the reputation of the United States on human rights.

Nov. 12, 2007
Carter Center Hosts Discussion On Middle East Peace and Private Screening of "Man From Plains"

Sept. 6, 2007
Watch video:  2007 Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum Excerpt – Palestine Discussion

Sept. 6, 2007
Global-X Videos Feature Human Rights Defenders

Sept. 6, 2007
Democracy Now! Interview: Egyptian Human Rights Activist Saad Eddin Ibrahim Defies Threats, Arrests to Challenge U.S.-Backed Mubarak Government (with transcript)

Sept. 6, 2007
Democracy Now! Interview: Former President Jimmy Carter on "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," Iraq, Greeting the Shah of Iran at the White House, Selling Weapons to Indonesia During the Occupation of East Timor, and More (with transcript)

Sept. 6, 2007
Democracy Now! Interview: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour – The U.S. War on Terror is Constantly Being Used by Other Countries as Justification for Torture and Other Violations of International Human Rights Laws (with transcript)

Sept. 6, 2007
Democracy Now! Interview: Live from the Carter Center – A Roundtable Discussion With Zainah Anwar of Malaysia, Kaari Betty Murungi of Kenya and Louise Arbour on the Role of Human Rights Defenders Around the Globe (with transcript)

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