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
338
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
125
Activist
3
Artist
6
Blogger
28
Journalist
30
Lawyer
136
NGO/ Grassroots group member
4
Researcher (Academic)
2
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-11-25 ] Colombia: Asesinato del manifestante Dylan Mauricio Cruz y continuación de la represión del Paro Nacional
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Dylan Mauricio Cruz Americas / Colombia Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male
[ 2019-11-24 ] México: Asesinato de Arnulfo Cerón Soriano, quien se encontraba desaparecido desde el 11 de octubre
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Arnulfo Cerón Soriano Americas / Mexico Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-08 ] Venezuela: Ejecución extrajudicial por parte de la policía del sobrino de la defensora Ruth Pérez
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ruth Pérez Americas / Venezuela Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-01 ] Iraq: Human rights defenders targeted amidst ongoing protests
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Safaa Al-Saray Middle East and North Africa / Iraq Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Blogger
[ 2019-10-07 ] Mozambique: Killing of activist Dr. Anastácio Matavel and restrictions on civic space mar upcoming elections
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Dr. Anastácio Matavel Africa / Mozambique Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-08-30 ] Honduras: Asesinato del Sr. Roberto Antonio Argueta Tejada
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Roberto Antonio Argueta Tejada Americas / Honduras Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Activist

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