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
199
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
85
Activist
2
Artist
4
Blogger
15
Journalist
20
Lawyer
67
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-06-21 ] India: Criminal case filed against Lawyers Collective and its representatives including Mr. Anand Grover
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Anand Grover Asia & the Pacific / India Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-06-19 ] Russia: Five criminal cases opened against director of Ecodefense Aleksandra Korolyova
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Aleksandra Korolyova Europe and Central Asia / Russia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-06-18 ] Egypt: Re-arrest of Haytham Mohamadein
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Haytham Mohamadein Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-06-14 ] Egypte: Enforced disappearance of ECRF Researcher Mr. Ibrahim Ezz El-Din
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ibrahim Ezz El-Din Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Physical violence Enforced disappearance Civil and Political Rights Male Lawyer
[ 2019-06-13 ] India: Stan Swamy’s home raided by police
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Stan Swamy Asia & the Pacific / India Repression Violation of privacy and property Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-06-13 ] Uzbekistan: journalist Timur Karpov denied a passport for travelling abroad
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Timur Karpov Europe and Central Asia / Uzbekistan Repression Restrictions to freedom of movement Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist

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