Policies to Protect Human Rights Defenders Of Human Rights Defenders. An Analysis of the Latin American Context: Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

This article addresses, from the perspective of civil society, the experiences of policies for the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs) that are underway in three Latin American countries: Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
The main issues that have worried the organisations that follow these policies are pointed out, indicating challenges and the importance of regional articulation around the theme. Taking the experience of the Brazilian Committee of Human Rights Defenders, a platform that unites non-governmental organisations and social movements, the article also analyses the implementation of the National Programme for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (PPDDH) in Brazil and its political institutionality.

[Sandra Carvalho. Alice de Marchi Pereira de Souza. Rafael Mendonça Dias]