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
3506
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
337
Activist
28
Artist
25
Blogger
297
Journalist
234
Lawyer
1036
NGO/ Grassroots group member
46
Researcher (Academic)
30
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-07-03 ] The Gambia: Charges brought against human rights defender Madi Jobarteh
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Madi Jobarteh Africa / Gambia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-07-02 ] Israel/OPT: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Mr. Salah Hamouri
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Salah Hamouri Middle East and North Africa / Israel Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male Activist
[ 2020-07-01 ] Afghanistan: Killing of Ms. Fatima Khalil and Mr. Jawid Folad
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Fatima Khalil Asia & the Pacific / Afghanistan Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Female
[ 2020-07-01 ] Afghanistan: Killing of Ms. Fatima Khalil and Mr. Jawid Folad
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Jawid Folad Asia & the Pacific / Afghanistan Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Male
[ 2020-06-30 ] Arbitrary detention of women’s rights defender Ms. Sevil Rojbin
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Sevil Rojbin Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Detention Gender and Sexual rights Women‘s rights / Gender Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-06-26 ] Iran: Labour rights defender Sepideh Gholian imprisoned after refusing to request a pardon from the Supreme Leader
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Sepideh Gholian Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Labour Rights Female Union worker

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