POLICY MAKER TOOLS

This section will include hand-picked and self-produced tools that can be used to assess, design or evaluate protection policies or particular protection aspects of a policy, such as guidelines or key recommendations. They can be used by policy makers or by human rights defenders to provide input to draft law processes, in order to develop comprehensive and effective protection policies for human rights defenders.

The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
2023
An introductory guide for NHRI leaders; describes the nature of NHRIs and requirements of NHRI leadership. Available in Arabic, English...
ESPACIO_OSC
2023
This document is the result of a series of meetings convened by the Espacio de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil...
ESPACIO_OSC
2023
Brochure summary of the document Priority Points to Guarantee the Right to Defend Human Rights and Freedom of Expression
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,...
Protection International
2021
PI Evaluation Series on National Public Policies intends to fill the existing gap around the evaluation of national public pAlthough...
Protection International Mesoamérica & UDEFEGUA
2021
The exercise booklet on the Policy of Protection Organizations and People, Communities Defenders of Human Rights (DDH), is a guide...
Organization of American States
2021
In 2021, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) published a practical guide for the elaboration of risk mitigation for human...
Protection International
2021
In January 2021, Protection International brought together a group of interdisciplinary experts from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and...
Protection International
2021
Framed by the research that is carried out in different countries, Protection International has been designing conceptual and practical tools...
Protection International
2021
Protection International presents the reconstruction of the Underlying Theories of the “Policy Framework for Comprehensive Protection and Guarantees for Social...
Human Rights House Foundation
2018
In 2018, Human Rights House Foundation published a booklet entitled: “Rights of Defenders: Principles and Standards Protecting and Empowering Human...
Human Rights House Foundation
2018
In 2018, Human Rights House Foundation developed 16 standards related to the rights of human rights defenders, together with the...
Pakistani National Commission For Human Rights
2018
In 2018, the Pakistani National Commission for Human Rights developed policy guidelines on the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs...
International Service for Human Rights - ISHR
2017
The Model Law is intended to guide and assist States and other actors to ensure the full and effective implementation...
Asia Pacific Forum
2015
In 2015, guidelines were developed by the Commission in recognition of its role as a national human rights institution to...
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
2011
Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders The Commentary to the Declaration on human rights defenders is a key document aimed...
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
2004
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide Governments and a wide range of professionals who frequently come into contact with...
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