In view of the upcoming
20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders, the Special Rapporteur
on the situation on human rights defenders will dedicate his report to the 73th
session of the General Assembly to the situation of human rights defenders in
the world. This report will be complemented and informed by a comprehensive
country-by-country analysis of their situation and it will update the 2006 report
of the former Special Representative Hina Jilani, titled “Compilation of
developments in the area of human rights defenders.