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
164
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
79
Activist
2
Artist
4
Blogger
12
Journalist
15
Lawyer
47
NGO/ Grassroots group member
3
Researcher (Academic)
1
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-05-16 ] Panama: Marvin Wilcox detained and criminalised in Barú
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Marvin Wilcox Americas / Panama Judicial abuses Detention Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-05-16 ] Bangladesh: Abdul Kaium held in judicial custody on fabricated charges
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Abdul Kaium Asia & the Pacific / Bangladesh Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-05-15 ] India: New acts of harassment against Ms. Indira Jaising and Mr. Anand Grover and against the NGO Lawyers Collective
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Indira Jaising Asia & the Pacific / India Intimidation Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-05-15 ] India: New acts of harassment against Ms. Indira Jaising and Mr. Anand Grover and against the NGO Lawyers Collective
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Anand Grover Asia & the Pacific / India Intimidation Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-05-14 ] Thailand: Judicial harassment of 15 pro-democracy activists
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
15 pro-democracy activists Asia & the Pacific / Thailand Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male Activist
[ 2019-05-10 ] Haïti : Planification d’assassinat à l’encontre de M. Pierre Espérance
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Pierre Espérance Americas / Haiti Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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