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New Recommendations for Implementing the Risk Approach


The risk approach is a widely-adopted methodology for protecting human rights defenders, launched by Protection International in 2005.


In 2020, over 65 human rights defenders and experts from around the world, among which Aluna, came together to craft a list of recommendations for implementing the Risk Approach.


The document provides 21 concrete statements outlining the most essential and foundational concepts behind implementing the risk approach for protection—from conducting a situated risk approach to building an effective protection plan.


These recommendations are meant to guide government officials—particularly those tasked with adopting public policy or involved in State protection mechanisms—as well as inform human rights defenders and organisations, providing them with a concrete reference of what they should expect from the State.

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