Threats to Human Rights Defenders: Six ways companies should respond
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This paper details how companies should respond to the growing number of threats facing human rights defenders, offering six key recommendations. It offers a definition of human rights defenders, an introduction to the threats they face, and an overview of the existing normative framework for the protection of defenders. While this paper is not a comprehensive review of the legal and other obligations companies have toward human rights defenders, it offers a concrete pathway forward for companies that is grounded in best practice.