Developed in consultation with over 500 defenders from every region, and settled and adopted by 28 of the world’s leading human rights experts and jurists, the Model Law for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights Defenders provides authoritative guidance to States on how to implement the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders at the national level. It also provides an influential new tool for civil society to promote, evaluate and report on implementation.
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Human rights defenders | Article | The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
This document explains who is a human rights defender, their work and possible personal and professional requirements to become a defender.