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 the key information MPs and MEPs need to know for taking effective protective actions on behalf of HRDs of other countries.

The publication is available in English, French and Spanish versions. The new English language version will be available online soon.