In 2017, Protection International and the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) published a joint publication on the effectiveness of public policies. The publication provides an overview of national public policies for the protection of human rights defenders in the Americas and analyses how these policies are developed in practice. The Time is Now tries to find out what is going wrong with the national mechanisms and programs that several governments in the region have put in place to protect them.
The Time is Now is one of the most extensive publications every published by Protection International and an essential read for anyone interested in the subject of public policies for the protection of human rights defenders. Since it was launched, The Time is Now has been presented in Bogotá, Colombia; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala; Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico; Geneva, Switzerland; Lima, Peru; Washington DC, USA and Berlin, Germany.