EU-U.S. Recommended Actions for Online Platforms on Protecting Human Rights Defenders Online

April 2, 2024

Given their ubiquity and importance to many aspects of people’s lives, online platforms have enormous potential to leverage their resources and influence to reinforce respect for human rights. The European Union and the United States recently issued 10 recommendations that online platforms should take in partnership with stakeholders to improve human rights defenders’ safety globally. The recommendations include elaborating and publishing a protection policy for human rights defenders (HRDs), establishing a transparent dialogue with diverse networks of HRDs to improve protection efforts, as well as creating and maintaining accessible incident reporting channels for HRDs.

Access the recommendations here.