It has been 25 years since the first protection mechanism for people at risk due to armed conflict (December 1997) was introduced. This law is the first national policy worldwide applicable to the protection of human rights defenders. For this occasion, Protection International (PI) produced this infographic, compiling the existing national regulations concerning the protection of human rights defenders in Colombia. The regulations are presented in a timeline and are grouped by presidential terms. This work also highlights the main risks faced by human rights defenders and social leaders during these 25 years, and the continuous lack of effective protection of the right to defend human rights in Colombia. Although the objective of this legislative framework has been to counteract aggressions against human rights defenders, we wonder: have they been useful? Have they been sufficient? And have they contributed to guaranteeing life and the right to defend human rights?