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
3383
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
300
Activist
26
Artist
23
Blogger
279
Journalist
228
Lawyer
985
NGO/ Grassroots group member
44
Researcher (Academic)
29
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-04-04 ] Myanmar: Arbitrary detention of Mr. Nay Myo Lin and judicial harassment of four other journalists
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Nay Myo Lin Asia & the Pacific / Myanmar (Burma) Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2020-04-02 ] République de Guinée: Actes d’intimidation à l’encontre de M. Ibrahima Diallo
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ibrahima Diallo Africa / Guinea Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-04-02 ] Costa Rica: Arson attack against indigenous rights defender Mainor Ortíz Delgado
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mainor Ortíz Delgado Americas / Costa Rica Physical violence Physical attacks Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Activist
[ 2020-04-02 ] Turkey: Nurcan Baysal investigated for social media posts on COVID-19 and prison conditions
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Nurcan Baysal Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Freedom of expression Female Journalist
[ 2020-04-01 ] Iraq: Arbitrary detention of human rights defender Hemin Mamand
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Hemin Mamand Middle East and North Africa / Iraq Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Activist
[ 2020-03-31 ] Colombia: Asesinato de Carlota Isabel Salinas Pérez
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Carlota Isabel Salinas Pérez Americas / Colombia Killing Killing Gender and Sexual rights Women‘s rights / Gender Female NGO/ Grassroots group member

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