With a view to facilitating access for all stakeholders involved in the protection of HRDs, including states, legislators, civil society, HRDs and researchers, this section presents a series of resources relating to the design, analysis and evaluation of public policies and protection mechanisms for human rights defenders.

These resources fall mainly into two categories:

  • Analysis documents (either on the protection policies of specific countries or on protection policy issues);

  • Infographics and audiovisual material. Repository of infographics and audiovisual materials on public policies for the protection of human rights defenders and the right to defend;

Defensoría del Pueblo Perú
In an effort to place the need for more efficient protection measures for environmental defenders on the national public agenda,...
Protection International
PI Evaluation Series on National Public Policies intends to fill the existing gap around the evaluation of national public pAlthough...
Protection International
In this publication, we explain our understanding of this right by emphasising the collective and diverse identities that the term...
Defenders Protection Initiative
In 2020, a protection bill for defenders has been proposed in the Ugandan Parliament. It provides for the recognition and...
Asia Pacific Forum
In 2015, guidelines were developed by the Commission in recognition of its role as a national human rights institution to...
Protection International Mesoamérica & UDEFEGUA
The exercise booklet on the Policy of Protection Organizations and People, Communities Defenders of Human Rights (DDH), is a guide...
Organization of American States
In 2021, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published a practical guide for the elaboration of risk mitigation for human...
Propuesta Cívica
In this book, the Centro de Investigación y Capacitación Propuesta Cívica (CIC Propuesta Cívica), presents the most relevant aspects of...
Pakistani National Commission For Human Rights
In 2018, the Pakistani National Commission for Human Rights developed policy guidelines on the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs...
Protection International
In January 2021, Protection International brought together a group of interdisciplinary experts from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and...
International Service for Human Rights - ISHR
The Model Law is intended to guide and assist States and other actors to ensure the full and effective implementation...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
On the 10th of June 2014, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) introduced the Guidelines on the...