Peru

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

Estado Peruano
2019
This Resolution 0159-2019 was adopted by the Peruvian government in 2019. It has been published as part of the National...
Defensoría del Pueblo Perú
2022
In an effort to place the need for more efficient protection measures for environmental defenders on the national public agenda,...
Proética
2021
With the aim of training justice operators at national and sub-national levels on the functioning of the Timber Legality Observatory...
La República
2021
As announced, today human rights and environmental defenders from different regions of Peru held a demonstration in front of the...
Agencia EFE
2021
A group of human rights and environmental defenders from various regions of Peru demonstrated in Lima on Wednesday to demand...
Cooperacción
2021
OPEN LETTER TO THE PERUVIAN STATE URGING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CONCRETE MEASURES FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIGENOUS HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS...
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA)
2021
This Thursday, 22 April (2021), the Supreme Decree that creates the Inter-sectoral Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders...
Whistleblower Network News
2021
Peru has long been one of the world’s most dangerous countries for activists and indigenous leaders. At least 57 environmental...
Plataforma digital única del Estado Peruano
2021
The purpose of this protocol is to establish the general guidelines for the coordination, implementation and evaluation of the application...
Diario oficial Bicentenario El Peruano
2021
On April 21st 2021, Peru adopted Decree 004-2021, creating the intersectoral mechanism for the protection of human rights defenders. As...