Recalling the United Nations adoption of the ‘Human Rights Defenders Declaration’, the Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders was launched on December 9 2004 by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network.

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Foundation contributes to respect for and promotion of the Guidelines of the European Union on Human Rights Defenders and the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, adopted by the General Assembly in resolution 53/144 of December 9, 1998.