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
244
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
65
Activist
3
Artist
2
Blogger
25
Journalist
18
Lawyer
111
NGO/ Grassroots group member
5
Researcher (Academic)
4
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-08-06 ] Cambodia: Human rights defender Rong Chhun arrested and charged
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Rong Chhun Asia & the Pacific / Cambodia Judicial abuses Detention Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Union worker
[ 2020-08-06 ] Belarus: Judicial harassment of Mr. Ales Burakou
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ales Burakou Europe and Central Asia / Belarus Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-08-04 ] Afghanistan: Killing of Mr. Asmatullah Salaam, director of Zhowand in Ghazni
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Asmatullah Salaam Asia & the Pacific / Afghanistan Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-07-31 ] Costa Rica: Agresiones y amenazas, incluidas amenazas de muerte, contra los defensores indígenas José Enrique Ortiz y Pablo Sibar
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Pablo Sibar Americas / Costa Rica Intimidation Threats or Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2020-07-31 ] Costa Rica: Agresiones y amenazas, incluidas amenazas de muerte, contra los defensores indígenas José Enrique Ortiz y Pablo Sibar
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
José Enrique Ortiz Americas / Costa Rica Intimidation Threats or Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2020-07-31 ] India: Kashmir journalist and human rights defender Qazi Shibli detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Qazi Shibli Asia & the Pacific / India Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist

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