Brussels: Roundtable on National Mechanisms

In December 2011, Protection International conducted within the federal Parliament, in collaboration with the MP Juliette Boulet, a roundtable on national legislations and mechanisms for the protection of human rights defenders. Defenders from Latin America, Asia and Africa and members of the Protection Desks (field protection programs of PI, in collaboration with local partners) presented their assessment of the key existing national mechanisms and projects to create new mechanisms. Representatives of the EEAS and the Belgian and Dutch ministries of Foreign Affairs have also introduced some elements of their protection policy.