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 Index is a monitoring platform contributing to the mapping of violations committed towards Human Rights Defenders in order to illustrate and give visibility to the scale of the crackdown and pressure that they face worldwide.

Although this monitoring platform is fed by public alerts provided by ProtectDefenders.eu partners and is based on verified information, the list of alerts can not be taken as complete nor exhaustive in any way. Real figures are much higher and many alerts and attacks still go unreported. Moreover, this tool does not compile alerts on EU countries.

The information in this tool is illustrative and indicative of the scope of the threats and attacks against individuals acting in defence of human rights. The content of this tool does not reflect the official opinion of ProtectDefenders.eu. Neither ProtectDefenders.eu nor any of its partners may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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IN 2018, AT LEAST
321
DEFENDERS WERE KILLED
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Main figures (PROVISIONAL COUNTER)
Sources: compilation of public alerts on individual attacks reported by FIDH, OMCT, RSF and Front Line Defenders @ 2017 PROTECTDEFENDERS.EU
63
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
31
Activist
0
Artist
1
Blogger
1
Journalist
9
Lawyer
18
NGO/ Grassroots group member
2
Researcher (Academic)
0
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-02-15 ] Brazil: Indigenous leader Cacique Babau asks for protection after a plot to kill him is revealed
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Cacique Babau Americas / Brazil Intimidation Threats or Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2019-02-15 ] Update - Turkey: Hanifi Barış receives 20 month suspended prison sentence
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Hanifi Barış Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-02-14 ] Argentina: Ongoing judicial process against Mapuche WHRD Moira Millán / Argentina: proceso judicial contra defensora de derechos humanos Mapuche Moira Millán
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Moira Millán Americas / Argentina Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Minority Rights Female Activist
[ 2019-02-14 ] México: Detención arbitraria, malos tratos y criminalización en contra del integrante del CODEDI Froylán González
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Froylán González Americas / Mexico Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2019-02-14 ] Iran: New developments concerning the judicial harassment of human rights lawyers
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mostafa Tork-Hamedani Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-02-14 ] Iran: New developments concerning the judicial harassment of human rights lawyers
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Amir Salar Davoodi Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer

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