Concern about the harassment, surveillance and likely attempted murder of the lawyer and defender of the Peoples’ Front in Defense of Land and Water

Joint Declaration by: Peace Brigades International – PBI Mexico; World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), in the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders; Protection International Mesoamerica; Taula per Mèxic (Barcelona); Front line Defenders; Swedish Movement for Reconciliation – SweFOR; Amnesty International. Concern about the […]

Basic elements of computer security for defenders

The current situation of insecurity and the computer-related risks that people who are conducting activities in defence of human rights experience daily have increased during the crisis caused by COVID-19. Social isolation and mobility-restricting measures have led us to carry out most of our activities online, in many cases from our own homes and with […]

Sharing Knowledge About the Collective Protection of Black Women Human Rights Defenders

On June 5, Protection International and the Institute of Black Women – GELEDÉS presented the guidebook “Sharing knowledge about collective protection of black women human rights defenders”, a publication resulting from the series of virtual meetings “Voices of women” which were held in 2020. The booklet compiles information and insights from more than 20 black […]

Experts: Honduras Must Investigate Illicit Actions Denounced in Berta Cáceres Case

June 1, 2021 A month into the trial of a retired military intelligence officer and president of the DESA hydroelectric company, David Castillo, for the murder of Lenca leader Berta Cáceres in Honduras, the Expert Observation Mission remains concerned about the right to the truth and the clarification of the acts that led to the […]

Collective Protection Networks for Remote Rural Communities: A Case Study of the Role of Social Networks in Protecting Rural Communities in Latin America

Working Paper No. 11 Protection International, May 2021 The Human Rights Defender Hub Working Papers Series This Working Paper Series aims to make research related to HRDs freely accessible and to promote further discussion and research. The papers in this series present recent research findings, highlight under-explored issues, and set out theoretical or methodological approaches […]

[Spanish] Protección colectiva: conversaciones con personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Brasil, Colombia, Guatemala y Honduras

To read the English article, follow the link. Memorias de cuatro conversatorios sobre la protección colectiva a personas y colectividades defensoras de los derechos humanos, ambientales y territoriales En 2020, las organizaciones Protection International (PI) con su trabajo en Brasil; la Associação de  Advogados de Trabalhadores Rurais- AATR (Brasil); el Centro de Estudos e Ação […]

“Gestalt Notebook” for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Protection International Mesoamerica has produced a “Gestalt Notebook” for the work of protecting women human rights defenders. This publication arose from need to remotely accompany networks of defenders within their territories during the COVID-19 pandemic. The publication contains exercises that aim to respond to the experiences, thoughts and emotions of the defenders from home in […]

[Statement] 105 organizations from 25 countries co-sign statement on the assassination of Brazilian human rights defender Dilma Ferreira Silva

Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples (MAB) In the face of the brutal crime committed on March 22nd against a coordinator of the Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples in Brazil, the undersigned human rights and environmental organizations call on Brazilian authorities and multilateral organizations to ensure that […]

Latest Publication: Collective Protection of Human Rights Defenders ǀ A collective approach to the right to defend human rights.

13/12/2018 Brussels – Protection International launches its latest publication, Collective Protection of Human Rights Defenders ǀ A collective approach to the right to defend human rights, the flagship item of our global campaign #CommunitiesareHRDs.   With the recent 20th anniversary of the UN declaration on Human Rights Defenders, much attention is currently focused on the […]

¡Es Tiempo YA! – Effective public policies for the right to defend human rights

Protection International and the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) present their new publication: Es Tiempo Ya, políticas publicas eficaces para el derecho a defender los derechos humanos. In view of the high number of attacks against human rights defenders in the Americas (and the rest of the world), ES TIEMPO YA tries to […]