Legislator's guide

Members of national parliamentary assemblies (MPs) play a crucial role in verifying the implementation by the executive branch of power of its obligation regarding the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs). Protection International (PI) aims to promote the protection of HRDs among MPs from any country –and also members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Hence, PI’s advocacy team has released the briefing Legislators and Human Rights Defenders. It contains all [...]
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Legal instruments

There are several laws and regulations aimed at recognising the importance of the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) and protecting them in their struggle for the rights of others. This page contains relevant international legislation and instruments of a universal nature (United Nations) as well as regional instruments (Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe) regarding HRDs’ protection mechanisms.
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National and European Parliamentary resolutions

Parliamentarians can become active agents in the protection of human rights defenders. Here you will find some legislative pieces (resolutions and motions) adopted by National Parliaments, and also the European Parliament (EP), that are aimed at urging the executive branch of power –head of government and ministries of foreign affairs, and in the case of the EP to the Council and the EEAS, to enhance the safety of HRDs in [...]
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Governments' action plans

In this section, we will upload national plans in favour of defenders everytime they are made public.   Netherlands Action Plan for Human Rights Defenders
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