The EU-LAT Network would like to emphasize concerns that Latin America is one of the regions with the highest number of attacks against Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and killings of the last few years, as numerous reports from the last few years show. In this document prepared by the Network, we propose 4 lines of action to advance the protection of HRDs in Latin America. Each proposed line of action includes: key messages to be incorporated or highlighted in the political discourse of the EU and Member States on HRDs in Latin America; and concrete recommendations to be incorporated in the external action and in the protection programs of the HRDs of the EU and the Member States.

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