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
43
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
10
Activist
0
Artist
0
Blogger
3
Journalist
7
Lawyer
20
NGO/ Grassroots group member
1
Researcher (Academic)
0
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-02-21 ] Mauritania: Arbitrary detention of ten human rights defenders
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mekfoula Mint Brahim Africa / Mauritania Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-02-18 ] Turkey - Nine defenders in the Gezi Park Trial acquitted; Osman Kavala detained shortly after his release
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Osman Kavala Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-02-16 ] Thailand: Judicial harassment against member of NGO Fortify Rights Ms. Puttanee Kangkun in relation to social media publications
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Puttanee Kangkun Asia & the Pacific / Thailand Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-02-14 ] Venezuela – Continued harassment and intimidation of members of CADEF
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Alexander Olvera Americas / Venezuela Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-02-13 ] Colombia: Nuevos actos de intimidación y amenaza en el Valle del Cauca contra los Sres. Walter Agredo Muñoz y Hernán Arciniegas
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Hernán Arciniegas Americas / Colombia Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Labour Rights Male Activist
[ 2020-02-13 ] Colombia: Nuevos actos de intimidación y amenaza en el Valle del Cauca contra los Sres. Walter Agredo Muñoz y Hernán Arciniegas
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Walter Agredo Muñoz Americas / Colombia Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Political prisoners Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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