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
316
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
121
Activist
3
Artist
6
Blogger
25
Journalist
30
Lawyer
123
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
2
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-11-13 ] Sri Lanka: Human rights lawyer Kumaravadivel Guruparan barred from practising law
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Kumaravadivel Guruparan Asia & the Pacific / Sri Lanka Repression Administrative harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-11-13 ] Crimea: Emir-Usein Kuku sentenced to twelve years in strict-regime correctional colony
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Emir-Usein Kuku Europe and Central Asia / Ukraine Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-11 ] Mexico: Fredy García, spokesperson of CODEDI, detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Fredy García Americas / Mexico Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-08 ] Venezuela: Ejecución extrajudicial por parte de la policía del sobrino de la defensora Ruth Pérez
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ruth Pérez Americas / Venezuela Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-08 ] Philippines: Human rights defender Honey Mae Suazo reported missing
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Honey Mae Suazo Asia & the Pacific / Philippines Physical violence Enforced disappearance Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-08 ] Egypt: Ongoing arbitrary detention of Mr. Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer

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