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Release of Revitalized Guidance on U.S. Foreign Policy on Human Rights Defenders


Office of the Spokesperson

Today, the United States is releasing revitalized and more robust public-facing guidance on U.S. government policy on human rights defenders, which will be supplemented by similar internal guidance.


The revitalized public-facing guidance highlights the U.S. commitment to protecting human rights defenders of all genders and identities, in all their diversity, and supporting the critical role they have in expanding civic space and strengthening democracy and justice for all. It can be found on the State Department website and will be posted on U.S. embassy webpages in local languages, where available.

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