Foreign Policy Guidelines

Over the past years, many western countries have developed policy guidelines for the protection of human rights defenders in their foreign diplomatic missions. We do not consider them to be national public policies because they do not protect human rights defenders in the country that develops the policies. Nevertheless, they are examples of practices concerning human rights defenders by western countries and therefore deserve attention on this platform.

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...
The European External Action Service (EEAS)
The EU Guidelines (2008) are a tool for missions of EU Member States and contain recommendations on supporting human rights...