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Frontline Defenders To Appear Before Oireachtas Committee Today.

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2 Kildare TDs sit on the committee.

Front Line Defenders are to appear before the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence today.

Two Kildare TDs, Fianna Fáil Kildare North Deputy, James Lawless, and Independent TD, Cathal Berry, of Kildare South, are members of the committee.

FLD will discuss their work, with a particular focus on their work in Afghanistan.

Executive Director Andrew Anderson; Memorial Project Coordinator Michelle Foley and Afghanistan Human Rights Defender Hassan Ali Faiz will meet in person with the Committee.

Committee Cathaoirleach Charlie Flanagan TD said: “Front Line Defenders was founded in Dublin twenty years ago. It was set up with the specific aim of specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs); those people who are working, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

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