“Rights of Defenders” aims to promote and build understanding of international standards that protect and support human rights defenders.

The booklet is divided into 16 standards, inspired by the strong content of landmark resolutions related to human rights defenders and their work. It condenses the main points of each standard as outlined in the resolutions.

It is a tool for human rights defenders, providing clear, accessible, and targeted insight into the standards and the context that surrounds them.

Defenders can use it 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 human rights defenders and their work.