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
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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