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
3682
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
362
Activist
30
Artist
27
Blogger
315
Journalist
249
Lawyer
1138
NGO/ Grassroots group member
48
Researcher (Academic)
34
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-12-02 ] Nicaragua: Ill-treatment of student rights defender John Cerna in prison
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
John Cerna Americas / Nicaragua Physical violence Ill-treatment in detention Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-11-30 ] Chad: Human rights defender Alain Kemba Didah detained and charged
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Alain Kemba Didah Africa / Chad Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-11-29 ] Honduras: Asesinato de la Sra. Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, mujer garífuna y miembro de la Organización Fraternal Negra de Honduras (OFRANEH)
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo Americas / Honduras Killing Killing Gender and Sexual rights Minority Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-11-28 ] Turkey: Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Dr. Şeyhmus Gökalp, member of the High Disciplinary Committee of the Turkish Medical Association
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Şeyhmus Gökalp Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-11-27 ] Singapore: Human rights defender Jolovan Wham sentenced to 10 days imprisonment
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Jolovan Wham Asia & the Pacific / Singapore Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male Activist
[ 2020-11-27 ] Egypt: Messrs. Alaa Abdel Fattah and Mohamed El-Baqer arbitrarily added to a "terrorist list"
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Alaa Abdel Fattah Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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