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





[ 2019-07-17 ] 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
[ 2019-07-09 ] LGBTI+ human rights defender Bessy Ferrera murdered
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Bessy Ferrera Americas / Honduras Killing Killing Gender and Sexual rights LGBTI rights Female Artist
[ 2019-05-10 ] Philippines: Killing of Mr. Bernardino Patigas and death threats against Karapatan members Ms. Cristina Palabay and Ms. Clarizza Singson
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Bernardino Patigas Asia & the Pacific / Philippines Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-04-16 ] México: Asesinato del integrante de Sol Rojo Luis Armando Fuentes Aquino en Oaxaca
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Luis Armando Fuentes Aquino Americas / Mexico Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-04-16 ] Colombia: Asesinato de Aquileo Mecheche Baragon y amenazas de muerte a manos de estructuras paramilitares en el marco de la Minga del Suroccidente
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Aquileo Mecheche Baragon Americas / Colombia Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Activist
[ 2019-04-05 ] Colombia: Asesinato de Ceferino Yenda Camayo y ataque contra oficinas de FUNDECIMA y CRIC en contexto de Minga del Suroccidente
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ceferino Yunda Camayo Americas / Colombia Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist

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