OSCE: Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

“The guidelines aim to contribute to promoting equal protection of human rights for all. They are based on OSCE commitments and universally recognized human rights standards that OSCE participating States have undertaken to adhere to. The guidelines are informed by key international instruments relevant to the protec-tion of human rights defenders, in particular the UN Declaration mentioned above. The guidelines do not set new standards or seek to create “special” rights for human rights defenders but concentrate on the protection of the human rights of those who are at risk as a result of their human rights work.”

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