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
276
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
115
Activist
3
Artist
4
Blogger
22
Journalist
23
Lawyer
102
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-10-11 ] Algérie: Arrestation arbitraire de M. Abdelouahab Fersaoui
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Abdelouahab Fersaoui Middle East and North Africa / Algeria Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2019-10-01 ] Egypt: Arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of Ms. Asmaa Dabees
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Asmaa Dabees Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Repression Detention Gender and Sexual rights Women‘s rights / Gender Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-30 ] Egypt: Arrest of Mohamed El-Baqer and other human rights defenders
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mohamed El-Baqer Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-09-30 ] Morocco: Woman human rights defender Hajar Raissouni sentenced
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Hajar Raissouni Middle East and North Africa / Morocco Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Female Journalist
[ 2019-09-25 ] Democratic Republic of the Congo: Intimidation and attacks against land rights defenders in Tshopo and Equateur provinces
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mombulu Boyoma Alphonse Africa / Congo - Kinshasa Intimidation Physical attacks Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Activist
[ 2019-09-25 ] Occupied Palestinian Territories: Raid at offices of human rights organisation Addameer
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Addameer Middle East and North Africa / Palestinian Territories Intimidation Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Self-determination Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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