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Human Rights Defenders Guidance and Assistance
February 2, 2024

Human Rights

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to putting human rights and democratic principles at the center of our foreign policy. These Guidelines for U.S. Diplomatic Mission Support to Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders  (PDF 6,7MB) (Spanish version (PDF 2,4MB)) outline and amplify the United States’ commitment to supporting this vital work as part of the President’s strategic vision and U.S. foreign policy. The guidelines are addressed primarily to U.S. Department of State Human Rights Officers and members of civil society around the world, including human rights defenders. For more details visit: U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders.

The U.S. Mission to Spain protects and supports human rights defenders in a variety of ways. In case you need assistance, please contact us using the following e-email address:  HRDSupportSpain@state.gov.