Several governments and multilateral bodies have created guidelines on HRDs, which their representatives in third party states should implement. These guidelines can be used by HRDs and national and international civil society to request support and as advocacy tools when seeking for better protection and support of HRDs.
EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders
Canadian Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders
Finland Guideliens on Human Rights Defenders
Information on the Government of the Netherlands' Support for Human Rights Defenders
Australia's Human Rights Commission International Engagement on Human Rights
Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders