Protection International: Legislators and Human Rights Defenders

In 2011, Protection International published a parliamentary guide to inform members of parliament from around the world on how they can contribute to the protection of human rights defenders. 

The risks for human rights defenders increase when they work in conflict zones or in countries where acts perpetrated against them go unpunished. Therefore, the development of policies and mechanisms to protect and support human rights defenders must be a priority in order to allow them to continue their essential work to promote and defend human rights.

Find the original publication here in English, Spanish and French (Protection International).