Protecting Human Rights, Humanitarian and Development Actors

Humanitarian, development and human rights actors are facing increasing risks as a result of their work. Yet, when it comes to protection, these actors have tended to work in separate silos. This paper explores the different approaches to protection taken by human rights, development and humanitarian actors, exploring whether there are lessons to be learnt from adjacent fields.

The paper sets out a number of ways humanitarian and development actors could benefit from the approaches to protection developed by the human rights community, and vice versa.

Lucy Harding, July 2015