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.

Updated 06/2021

Defensoría del Pueblo Perú
In an effort to place the need for more efficient protection measures for environmental defenders on the national public agenda,...
Cooperacción Perú
On the 17th of June 2021, 80 human rights organisation wrote a letter to the Peruvian state to urge the...
Agencia EFE
A group of human rights and environmental defenders from various regions of Peru demonstrated in Lima on Wednesday to demand...
La República Perú
In Peru, the government confirmed that they will implement the Intersectoral mechanism for the protection of human rights defenders. This...
Translation by Protection International of the original article by Proética With the aim of training justice operators at national and...
El Peruano
On the 8th of March 2021, the Peruvian Secretary General adopted Resolution Nº 028-2021, creating the functional Unit for Environmental...
Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos
Translation from original article by Protection International. The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights (MINJUSDH) today published Supreme Decree No....
Diario oficial Bicentenario El Peruano
On April 21st 2021, Peru adopted Decree 004-2021, creating the Intersectoral mechanism for the protection of human rights defenders. As...
Plataforma Digital del Estado Peruano
On the 23rd of July 2021, the Ministry of the Environment adopted Resolution N° 134-2021-MINAM on the Protection of Environmental...
Whistleblower Network News
“Peru has long been one of the world’s most dangerous countries for activists and indigenous leaders. At least 57 environmental...
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA)
This Thursday, 22 April (2021), the Supreme Decree that creates the Intersectoral Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders...
Defensoría del Pueblo Perú
Administrative Resolution No. 029-2020/DP-PAD, made in Lima on June 15, 2020, approves the “Guidelines for the Ombudsman’s Intervention in Cases...
Estado Peruano
This Resolution 0159-2019 was adopted by the Peruvian government in 2019. It has been published as part of the National...