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
63
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
31
Activist
0
Artist
1
Blogger
1
Journalist
9
Lawyer
18
NGO/ Grassroots group member
2
Researcher (Academic)
0
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-02-15 ] Brazil: Indigenous leader Cacique Babau asks for protection after a plot to kill him is revealed
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Cacique Babau Americas / Brazil Intimidation Threats or Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2019-02-15 ] Update - Turkey: Hanifi Barış receives 20 month suspended prison sentence
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Hanifi Barış Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-02-14 ] Argentina: Ongoing judicial process against Mapuche WHRD Moira Millán / Argentina: proceso judicial contra defensora de derechos humanos Mapuche Moira Millán
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Moira Millán Americas / Argentina Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Minority Rights Female Activist
[ 2019-02-14 ] México: Detención arbitraria, malos tratos y criminalización en contra del integrante del CODEDI Froylán González
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Froylán González Americas / Mexico Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2019-02-14 ] Iran: New developments concerning the judicial harassment of human rights lawyers
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mostafa Tork-Hamedani Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-02-14 ] Iran: New developments concerning the judicial harassment of human rights lawyers
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Amir Salar Davoodi Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer

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