Status: Adopted national policy
On 25 April 2019, the Government of Peru approved the Protocol to Guarantee the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Peru. This is a ministerial resolution concerning the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Its stated objective is to establish actions, procedures and coordination measures that generate, at the national level, an adequate environment for human rights defenders to carry out their activities of promotion, protection and defence of human rights.
In April 2021, the national government enacted the Supreme Decree creating the Intersectoral Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. This mechanism defines the principles, measures and procedures that seek to guarantee prevention, protection and access to justice for human rights defenders in the face of situations of risk that arise as a result of their activities.