The EU has formal and informal ways of taking action to help human rights defenders in danger/at risk:
- The EU Parliament can make emergency resolutions denouncing an imminent threat.
- The EU Commission has small grants to provide immediate financial support to activists in danger.
- EU staff abroad (EU delegations, MEPs on mission abroad, etc.) may decide to act via diplomatic channels or attract media attention to help the person in danger.
- NGOs in Brussels can network to take joint action to help the activist.
If you are facing imminent danger, contact the EU delegation in your country and ProtectDefenders.eu. If you need additional information, please send an email to eu(at)docip.org