Index of attacks and threats against Human Rights Defenders

MONITORING PLATFORM OF ALERTS AND ATTACKS AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Human Rights Defenders are increasingly targeted because of their work to defend Human Rights. Their physical security and ability to work is often at stake. ProtectDefenders.eu monitoring platform compiles alerts about the violations committed towards Human Rights Defenders in order to document the scale of the crackdown and pressure that they face worldwide.

This monitoring platform is fed by alerts provided by ProtectDefenders.eu partners based on verified information. The list of alerts does not pretend to be exhaustive and real figures are likely much higher, as many alerts and attacks go unreported.

An adequate warning helps to break the isolation in which actors of repression attempt to place Human Rights Defenders. The objective of this tool is to provide the necessary information for organizations, bodies and institutions to engage and take action to alleviate the plight of Human Rights Defenders at risk.

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Main figures
99
DEFENDERS KILLED
324
DEFENDERS DETAINED
935
REPORTED VIOLATIONS AGAINST DEFENDERS


Alerts by region
Type of alert
Field of action of defenders targeted


Specific type of threats


Specific field of action of defenders targeted
Affected defenders by gender
Affected defenders by profile
14
Academics
15
Artists
36
Environmentalists
115
Journalists
95
Lawyers
257
NGO staff members
13
Union workers


Sources: alerts of FIDH, OMCT, RSF and Front Line Defenders @ 2017 PROTECTDEFENDERS

List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2017-04-21 ] Colombia: Asesinato del líder indígena Gerson Acosta Salazar
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Gerson Acosta Salazar Americas / Colombia Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male
[ 2017-04-20 ] Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Ms. Ayşe Dicle, Co-Chair of MEYA-DER
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ayşe Dicle ECA / Turkey Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female NGO staff member
[ 2017-04-17 ] Killing of human rights defender Juan Jose Roldan
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Juan José Roldan Americas / Mexico Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2017-04-15 ] China: Human rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) forcefully evicted from home
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ni Yulan Asia & the Pacific / China Intimidation Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anti-corruption Female Lawyer
[ 2017-04-14 ] Ecuador: Detención arbitraria del líder indígena Jimpikit Agustín Wachapá Atsasu
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Jimpikit Agustín Wachapá Atsasu Americas / Ecuador Judicial abuses Detention Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male NGO staff member
[ 2017-04-14 ] Belarus: Human rights defender Pavel Levinov detained and in critical health condition
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Pavel Levinov ECA / Belarus Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO staff member

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