Front Line Defenders

PUBLISHED: 24th April 2017

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LK Shields acted for Irish charity Front Line Defenders on a pro-bono basis in the transition of their activities from operating under the terms of a trust deed to operating through an Irish company.

Emmet Scully, Managing Partner, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work for such a worthy cause.  Front Line Defenders has grown to be able to support human rights defenders across the world.  We gladly donated our expertise at LK Shields to assist with the transition of Front Line Defenders to its new vehicle and we wish Front Line Defenders the greatest success in growing their reach and charitable endeavours into the future.”

About Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs), people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).  Front Line Defenders addresses the protection needs identified by HRDs themselves.

Front Line Defenders provides rapid and practical support to human rights defenders at risk through:

  • international advocacy on behalf of human rights defenders at risk, including emergency support for those in immediate danger;
  • grants to pay for the practical security needs of human rights defenders;
  • trainings and resource materials on security and protection, including digital security;
  • rest, respite and other opportunities for human rights defenders dealing with extreme stress;
  • opportunities for networking and exchange between human rights defenders, including at the biennial Dublin Platform;
  • the annual Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk;
  • an emergency 24-hour phone line for human rights defenders operating in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

In emergency situations Front Line Defenders can facilitate temporary relocation of human rights defenders.

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