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
486
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
83
Activist
3
Artist
9
Blogger
37
Journalist
48
Lawyer
276
NGO/ Grassroots group member
13
Researcher (Academic)
8
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2018-12-12 ] Colombia: Assassination attempt against Lidia Gómez and killing of indigenous and campesino human rights defenders
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Lidia Gómez Americas / Colombia Physical violence Attempted murder Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Female
[ 2018-12-12 ] Russia: Defence lawyer Mikhail Benyash indicted
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mikhail Benyash Europe and Central Asia / Russia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2018-12-11 ] Russia: Sentencing and arbitrary detention of Mr. Lev Ponomarev, Executive Director of the “For Human Rights” movement
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Lev Ponomarev Europe and Central Asia / Russia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-12-10 ] Perú: Criminalización del abodado del IDL Juan Carlos Ruíz Molleda y el médico ambientalista Fernando Osores Plenge
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Fernando Osores Plenge Americas / Peru Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-12-10 ] El Observatorio: Perú: Criminalización del abodado del IDL Juan Carlos Ruíz Molleda y el médico ambientalista Fernando Osores Plenge
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Juan Carlos Ruíz Molleda Americas / Peru Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Lawyer
[ 2018-12-05 ] Russia: Human rights defender Lev Ponomarev sentenced to 25 days in administrative detention
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Lev Ponomarev Europe and Central Asia / Russia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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