Americas: The Situation of State Protection Mechanisms for Human Rights Defenders

Several countries in the Americas have established national protection mechanisms to guarantee the safety of human rights defenders as well as other at-risk groups, like trade unionists, journalists and justice officials. The purpose of this brief document is to present Amnesty International’s assessment of the implementation of national mechanisms in Brazil, Colombia, Honduras and Mexico, and to evaluate Guatemala’s public policies for the protection of rights defenders.

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