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The Spanish NAP makes no reference to whistle-blowers. It contains the following references to human rights defenders.

Guiding Principle 25

In relation to the access to reparation mechanisms, it is important to highlight the role of human rights defenders, and the serious obstacle posed by threats or repression directed against them. In this context, it is worth mentioning the Program for Protection and Temporary Shelter of Threatened Human Rights Defenders, managed by the Human Rights Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation since 1995. The Program is directed to threatened human rights defenders in at risk situations due to non-violent activity in defence of universally recognised human rights. The Program is developed in close collaboration with civil society organisations, which can request the inclusion of a person in the Program.

Measure 3

“The Government will apply its commitments derived from the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.”

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