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
269
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
113
Activist
3
Artist
4
Blogger
20
Journalist
23
Lawyer
99
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-09-20 ] Russian Federation: Search of home of human rights defender Semyon Simonov
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Semyon Simonov Europe and Central Asia / Russia Intimidation Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-19 ] Zimbabwe: Abduction of human rights defender Peter Magombeyi
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Peter Magombeyi Africa / Zimbabwe Physical violence Physical attacks Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-17 ] Bahrain: Arbitrary detention and the ill-treatment of Mr. Nabeel Rajab
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Nabeel Rajab Middle East and North Africa / Bahrain Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-13 ] Indonesia: Threats against and judicial harassment of human rights lawyer Veronica Koman
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Veronica Koman Asia & the Pacific / Indonesia Intimidation Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-13 ] Egypt: Arbitrary detention and torture of human rights defender Abdelrahman Tarek
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Abdelrahman Tarek Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Physical violence Torture Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-10 ] Perú: Desaparición y agresión física en contra del defensor Polico Díaz Sambache
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Polico Díaz Sambache Americas / Peru Physical violence Enforced disappearance Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist

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