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 2019, AT LEAST
304
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
346
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
80
Activist
4
Artist
3
Blogger
37
Journalist
32
Lawyer
167
NGO/ Grassroots group member
5
Researcher (Academic)
6
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-10-28 ] China: Arbitrary and incommunicado detention of Mr. Chang Weiping
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Chang Weiping Asia & the Pacific / China Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2020-10-28 ] India: Simultaneous NIA raids on human rights defenders’ home, NGOs and newspaper’s offices
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Swati Sheshadri Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-10-28 ] India: Simultaneous NIA raids on human rights defenders’ home, NGOs and newspaper’s offices
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Parvez Ahmad Matta Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-10-28 ] India: Simultaneous NIA raids on human rights defenders’ home, NGOs and newspaper’s offices
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Parvez Ahmad Bukhari Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-10-28 ] India: Simultaneous NIA raids on human rights defenders’ home, NGOs and newspaper’s offices
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Khurram Parvez Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Male Activist
[ 2020-10-28 ] India: Simultaneous NIA raids on human rights defenders’ home, NGOs and newspaper’s offices
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Parveena Ahanger Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female NGO/ Grassroots group member

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