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FRA discusses civic space with OSCE human dimension committee

FRA contributed to the OSCE’s human dimension committee meeting on 12 September.

FRA drew on its work on civic space and on human rights defenders from third countries in need of protection in the EU.

The meeting discussed the shrinking space for civil society and safety of human rights defenders.

The panel included the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders Mary Lawlor, the OSCE Special Representative of the Chairman-in-Office on Civil Society Andreja Stojkovski, the ODIHR deputy head of human rights department Andrew Gardner, the director for security and innovation of Civil Rights Defenders Marcin de Kaminski, and FRA.