IRI Peru recently met with the Director General of Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice to follow up on a decree they helped secure regarding a protection mechanism for environmental defenders. The decree is the first time there has been an articulated action of eight ministries with responsibility in this area, with leadership by the Ministry of Justice. Significant progress has been made in Ucayali, where a working group has been set up that incorporates all the parties involved and the indigenous peoples. IRI Ucayali is part of this working group, and recently a new working group has been set up in Madre De Dios. With an interest that this mechanism can also be deployed in the region of Condorcanqui in Amazonas, IRI Peru requested a meeting with the Director of Human Rights. IRI Peru requested that, where the mechanism is installed, IRI local chapters be considered as full members in monitoring and accompaniment.