The Rights of Defenders booklet identifies 20 standards related to the rights of human rights defenders. These 20 standards are informed by the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and relevant international resolutions.

2023 Rights of Defenders

The Rights of Defenders booklet – developed by Human Rights Houses and HRHF – is based on the idea that, for effective domestic implementation of international standards, it is essential that human rights defenders know and understand their rights

The booklet promotes and builds understanding of international standards and provides clear, accessible, and targeted insight into the standards and the context that surrounds them. It is a tool for defenders to disseminate standards nationally, engage with authorities and hold them accountable to the commitments they make internationally, and initiate national conversations on the importance of defenders and their work.