Human Rights vs Security
Upholding rights in the context of conflicts, crises and crime prevention.
Franciscans International (FI) will advocate for the respect and protection of human rights in the context of the increasing criminalization of social protest and poverty. It denounces attacks on human rights defenders, the prevalence of repressive policies in response to social unrest and migration, and the excessive use of force by military and police. FI also denounces violations of human rights in the implementation of crime prevention strategies and in criminal justice systems. Finally, it explores the specific role that the Franciscan Family (and more generally religious institutions) can play in protecting rights-holders and defenders at local, national and international levels.
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