Colombia: Collective Protection of HRDs: Defenders of the Right to Land and Territory

As indicated in the full version of this report, national public policies for the protection of rural communities and associated CSOs defending the right to land and territory should not limit their collective protection response to a closed list of standard measures. The protection of collective subjects requires a complex response where different state authorities at different levels (from national to local government) contribute to create and ensure a safe space for the defence of human rights. Strategies and measures to prevent and combat aggression depend on comprehensive risk assessments that take into account territorial, social and personal dimensions; context, threats and risks being dynamic, what requires regular assessments.

[Protection International]