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
199
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
85
Activist
2
Artist
4
Blogger
15
Journalist
20
Lawyer
67
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-06-21 ] India: Criminal case filed against Lawyers Collective and its representatives including Mr. Anand Grover
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Anand Grover Asia & the Pacific / India Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-06-19 ] Russia: Five criminal cases opened against director of Ecodefense Aleksandra Korolyova
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Aleksandra Korolyova Europe and Central Asia / Russia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-06-18 ] Egypt: Re-arrest of Haytham Mohamadein
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Haytham Mohamadein Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-06-14 ] Egypte: Enforced disappearance 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 Physical violence Enforced disappearance Civil and Political Rights Male Lawyer
[ 2019-06-13 ] India: Stan Swamy’s home raided by police
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Stan Swamy Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-06-13 ] Uzbekistan: journalist Timur Karpov denied a passport for travelling abroad
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Timur Karpov Europe and Central Asia / Uzbekistan Repression Restrictions to freedom of movement Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist

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