The Public Policy for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Brazil

Ulisses Terto Neto.

Brazilian human rights lawyer and researcher and law professor at the State University of Goiás (UEG)

The implementation of the public policy for the protection of human rights defenders (PPPHRD) has been occurring through a circuitous process in Brazil. Although the federal government has since 2004 supported it formally, there has never been enough political will from state authorities to fully implement it.