The Observatory on public policies for human rights defenders

Map of public policies

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Protection International
On the 4th of March 2018, governments, NGOs, academia and other stakeholders from the Latin American and Caribbean region signed...
International Service of Human Rights
In the Central African Republic, a Draft Law is being discussed at the Ministry of Justice. See here for an...
Departamento Nacional de Planeación
This document was issued on 29/Nov/2021 by the government of Iván Duque and approved on 6/Dec/2021 by the National Council...
Unidad Nacional de Protección
In September 2022, the Colombian government introduced the Emergency Plan for the Protection of Social Leaders, Human Rights Defenders and...
République du Niger
On the 15th of June 2022, a national law on human rights defenders (HRDs or defenders) in Niger was adopted. The...
Protection International
In April 2021, the Mongolian Parliament adopted a new law for human rights defenders, making it the first country in...
Internationl Service for Human Rights
“On 17 January 2022, the House of Representatives adopted House Bill No. 10576, known as the Human Rights Defenders Act,...
La Nueva Prensa, AP News
Concerning news has come forward on the Colombian National Protection Unit (Unidad Nacional de Protección or UNP in Spanish). Personnel...