Europe: In defence of defenders. A practical guide to legal means and advocacy tools for criminalised Human Rights Defenders in Europe

This toolkit seeks to support affected Human Rights Defenders by showing them mechanisms and avenues for help and self-defence in cases of criminalisation at various levels.
It compiles an extensive list of what was identified as the most relevant legislation and mechanisms protecting Human Rights Defenders that face criminalisation due to their work as well as advocacy tools that were considered useful in such situations.

The main body of this toolkit consists of elaborations on legislation, protection mechanisms and advocacy avenues, sorted according to geographical levels. Those are (in order of their appearance): on an international level the UN, other international levels and on a transnational level the European Union. On a national level, this toolkit focuses on Croatia and Greece.

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