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
385
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
87
Activist
5
Artist
4
Blogger
42
Journalist
33
Lawyer
189
NGO/ Grassroots group member
6
Researcher (Academic)
6
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-11-29 ] Honduras: Asesinato de la Sra. Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo, mujer garífuna y miembro de la Organización Fraternal Negra de Honduras (OFRANEH)
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Laura Carolina Valentín Dolmo Americas / Honduras Killing Killing Gender and Sexual rights Minority Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-11-19 ] Nicaragua: Asesinato del defensor de los derechos indígenas Nacilio Macario
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Nacilio Macario Americas / Nicaragua Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male Activist
[ 2020-11-12 ] Libya: Killing of Ms. Hanan al-Barassi, prominent lawyer and women's rights activist
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Hanan al-Barassi Middle East and North Africa / Libya Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female Lawyer
[ 2020-11-03 ] Colombia: Asesinato del líder social Carlos Navia
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Carlos Navia Americas / Colombia Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-10-21 ] Honduras: Killing of defender Arnold Joaquín Morazán Erazo, who had been criminalised for his defense of the River Guapinol
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Arnold Joaquín Morazán Erazo Americas / Honduras Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Activist
[ 2020-09-29 ] India: Human rights lawyer Babar Qadri killed
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Babar Qadri Asia & the Pacific / India Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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