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
224
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
92
Activist
3
Artist
4
Blogger
17
Journalist
23
Lawyer
79
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-07-22 ] Kuwait: Arbitrary arrest and allegations of ill treatment in detention of Bedoon minority rights defenders, inlcuding Abdulhakim Al Fadhli
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Abdulhakim Al Fadhli Middle East and North Africa / Kuwait Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male Activist
[ 2019-07-17 ] Guatemala: Asesinato del Sr. Julio Ramírez, Presidente de la Junta Directiva de CODECA
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Julio Ramírez Americas / Guatemala Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-07-16 ] México: Actos de intimidación contra Monseñor José Raúl Vera López
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Monseñor José Raúl Vera López Americas / Mexico Intimidation Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Activist
[ 2019-07-15 ] Malawi: Judicial harassment of human rights defenders Gift Trapence and McDonald Sembereka
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Gift Trapence Africa / Malawi Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-07-15 ] Malawi: Judicial harassment of human rights defenders Gift Trapence and McDonald Sembereka
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Reverend MacDonald Sembereka Africa / Malawi Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male Activist
[ 2019-07-15 ] India: Disappeared human rights defender Mugilan found in custody of Railway Police
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
RS Mugilan Asia & the Pacific / India Physical violence Enforced disappearance Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Activist

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