Dialogue for the creation of the "Protocol for the coordination of mechanisms that ensure respect and safeguard of peaceful protests"

The dialogue for the creation of the "Protocol for the coordination of mechanisms that ensure respect and safeguard of peaceful protests" was a process carried out over three years between the Government and circa one thousand civil society organizations, social movements and platforms of human rights. The objective of this space for citizen participation was to create a methodological guide for authorities of the executive body, so that they respect and safeguard, in conjunction with the National Police, the right to peaceful protest. The Protocol, drafted on the basis of the agreements and decisions made during various roundtables, is based on the domestic legislation and the framework of international law that guarantees fundamental rights linked to social protests. The civil society involved expects this protocol to be the basis for the adoption of a law to protects and guarantees nonviolent resistance.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
citizens civil society private stakeholders  
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation

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