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
338
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
125
Activist
3
Artist
6
Blogger
28
Journalist
30
Lawyer
136
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
2
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-11-29 ] Egypt: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Mr. Ramy Kamel
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ramy Kamel Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male Activist
[ 2019-11-28 ] Egypt: Threats and harassment against family members of Mr. Ahmed Saïd
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ahmed Saïd Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-27 ] Thailand: Judicial harassment of the former commissioner of the NHRCT Ms. Angkhana Neelapaiji
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Angkhana Neelapaiji Asia & the Pacific / Thailand Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Female
[ 2019-11-27 ] Egypt: Reappearance and arbitrary detention of ECRF researcher Mr. Ibrahim Ezz El-Din
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ibrahim Ezz El-Din Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-25 ] Colombia: Asesinato del manifestante Dylan Mauricio Cruz y continuación de la represión del Paro Nacional
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Dylan Mauricio Cruz Americas / Colombia Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male
[ 2019-11-25 ] Algeria: Halim Feddal sent to preventive detention
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Halim Feddal Middle East and North Africa / Algeria Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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