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Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders
At the regional level, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders collaborates with several regional mechanisms and makes use of instruments adopted or established to increase the protection of human rights defenders. The cooperation with these mechanisms and structures includes sharing of experiences and information, comparing and mutually reinforce working methods, and identifying common objectives.
These regional mechanisms include:
Also, States and other entities have produced guidelines for supporting human rights defenders.