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 monitoring platform compiles alerts about the violations committed towards Human Rights Defenders in order to document the scale of the crackdown and pressure that they face worldwide.

This monitoring platform is fed by alerts provided by ProtectDefenders.eu partners based on verified information. The list of alerts does not pretend to be exhaustive and real figures are likely much higher, as many alerts and attacks go unreported.

An adequate warning helps to break the isolation in which actors of repression attempt to place Human Rights Defenders. The objective of this tool is to provide the necessary information for organizations, bodies and institutions to engage and take action to alleviate the plight of Human Rights Defenders at risk.

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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
236
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
94
Activist
3
Artist
4
Blogger
19
Journalist
23
Lawyer
86
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-08-14 ] Mexico: Amenazas de muerte recibidas por la Sra. Ariana Bosque
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ariana Bosque Americas / Mexico Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-08-08 ] Turkey: Nineteen LGBTI+ rights defenders charged with “participating in unlawful assembly” and “resisting despite warning”
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
METU LGBTI+ Solidarity Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment LGBTI Rights LGBTI rights Male
[ 2019-07-31 ] Colombia: Journalist and woman human rights defender censored by the court
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Claudia Julieta Duque Americas / Colombia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Female Journalist
[ 2019-07-31 ] India: Human rights defenders Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar and Rakesh Roshan Kiro face imminent risk of arrest
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Rakesh Roshan Kiro Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-07-31 ] India: Human rights defenders Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar and Rakesh Roshan Kiro face imminent risk of arrest
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Stan Swamy Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-07-31 ] India: Human rights defenders Stan Swamy, Aloka Kujur, Vinod Kumar and Rakesh Roshan Kiro face imminent risk of arrest
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Aloka Kujur Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Female NGO/ Grassroots group member

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