Human rights activists are under threat in many parts of the world. Not least those who work on economically or culturally sensitive issues such as indigenous rights, environmental and labour rights, gender equality, and sexual and reproductive rights. What makes them persist with their work under these extremely challenging conditions? How do they navigate – and what influences their choice of strategies? These questions will be explored in the new CMI/LawTransform research project RightsACT, starting with this panel, where activists will share their experiences and insights.

Participants:Arsene Brice Bado (Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix - CERAP), Hamada M (Sudanese Activist - Shades of Ebony), Lise Rakner (LawTransform /  UiB), Moumouni Soumano (University of Bamako), Samah Khalaf Allah (PhD Candidate at University of Bayreuth)

Moderator: Liv Tønnessen (LawTransform / CMI) 

Liv Tønnessen

Director of Center on Law and Social Transformation and Senior Researcher

Lise Rakner

Professor at University of Bergen and Affiliated Research Professor