CCPR Centre Annual Report 2020
Scaling up the fight for human rights in the context of Covid-19
We are proud to share the Centre’s Annual Report for 2020.
The year 2020 was challenging to say the least, as the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly transformed the world and affected all aspects of our personal and professional life. Despite these difficult circumstances and thanks to the generous support and flexibility of its donors, the Centre was able to continue its work for the promotion and fulfilment of civil and political rights worldwide.
The Centre’s had to adapt its modalities of work, embracing virtuality, boosting its online strategy, and developing user-friendly tools – publications, guidelines, manuals, flashcards, ad hoc websites – to assist civil society on several priority topics. It also relied on its decentralised structure, with offices in four continents, to continue working hands-in-hands with civil society on the ground.
The Annual Report provides a presentation of the Centre’s activities over the last year, including progress against the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, includes information about our partners and donors, and shares key financial information and figures on our use of resources and staffing. Four dedicated regional sections give an overview of the Centre’s approach in Asia Pacific, Central Asia, Africa, and Latin America respectively. Each section includes an insight on the state of human rights in the region, a summary of the Centre’s activities as well as impact stories on specific projects.To underline the key role played by civil society organisations at local level this year’s edition is a platform for voices of key human rights defenders in each region. Their interviews are powerful and passionate testimonies of the importance of continuing working for the respect and the promotion of human rights worldwide.
The report also describes the thematic work of the Centre around three main themes, namely: the link between corruption and human rights; participation in public affairs in line with the ICCPR Article 25; and the impact of COVID-19 on the enjoyment of human rights.
We hope you will enjoy the reading!