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
173
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
51
Activist
2
Artist
2
Blogger
19
Journalist
14
Lawyer
78
NGO/ Grassroots group member
3
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-06-05 ] Sudan: Harassment against women human rights defenders Lana Awad and Aida Abdel Qader
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Lana Awad Africa / Sudan Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Female Journalist
[ 2020-06-05 ] Sudan: Harassment against women human rights defenders Lana Awad and Aida Abdel Qader
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Aida Abdel Qader Africa / Sudan Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Female Journalist
[ 2020-06-04 ] Guatemala: Nuevos ataques contra los periodistas Marvin Del Cid y Sonny Figueroa
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Marvin Del Cid Americas / Guatemala Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2020-06-04 ] Guatemala: Nuevos ataques contra los periodistas Marvin Del Cid y Sonny Figueroa
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Sonny Figueroa Americas / Guatemala Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2020-06-04 ] Iran: Women’s rights defender Saba Kord Afshari sentenced to 15 years in prison
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Saba Kord Afshari Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Women‘s rights / Gender Female Activist
[ 2020-06-03 ] Democratic Republic of Congo: Arbitrary detention of three human rights defenders and a journalist in Mongala Province
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Taylor Engonga Africa / Congo - Kinshasa Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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