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
236
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
94
Activist
3
Artist
4
Blogger
19
Journalist
23
Lawyer
86
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-08-14 ] Mexico: Amenazas de muerte recibidas por la Sra. Ariana Bosque
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ariana Bosque Americas / Mexico Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-08-08 ] Turkey: Nineteen LGBTI+ rights defenders charged with “participating in unlawful assembly” and “resisting despite warning”
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
METU LGBTI+ Solidarity Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment LGBTI Rights LGBTI rights Male
[ 2019-07-31 ] Colombia: Journalist and woman human rights defender censored by the court
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Claudia Julieta Duque Americas / Colombia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Female Journalist
[ 2019-07-31 ] India: Human rights defenders Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar and Rakesh Roshan Kiro face imminent risk of arrest
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Rakesh Roshan Kiro Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-07-31 ] India: Human rights defenders Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar and Rakesh Roshan Kiro face imminent risk of arrest
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Stan Swamy Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-07-31 ] India: Human rights defenders Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar and Rakesh Roshan Kiro face imminent risk of arrest
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Aloka Kujur Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Female NGO/ Grassroots group member

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