Human Rights Interventions

The Commission for Justice and Peace across the world is committed to helping people who are at risk of being deprived of their rights, especially human rights defenders. We issue intervention letters to the competent authorities of countries from which we receive reports of persecutions, threats or arbitrary arrests of people who engage in activities for the defence of their own human rights or those of others. Information about such cases is provided to us for example by our sister commissions, the Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples in Hong Kong, the ACAT and above all by Amnesty International. The intervention letters are also forwarded to the diplomatic mission of the respective country in the Federal Republic as well as to the German embassy in the respective country for their information. These Urgent Actions are not only a source of encouragement for people in distress, they sometimes also contribute to improve the detention conditions of prisoners, to pave the way for retrials or even the release of a person.

Amnesty International

Asian Centre for the Progress of People

Action of Christians for the Abolition of Torture (ACAT)