Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

2014Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),

The present guidelines are based on OSCE commitments and universally recognized human rights standards that OSCE participating States have undertaken to adhere to. The guidelines do not set new standards or seek to create “special” rights for human rights defenders but concentrate on the protection of the human rights of those who are at risk as a result of their human rights work. As such, the guidelines aim to contribute to promoting equal protection of human rights for all. Available in multiple languages here.

Key wordshuman rights defender