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
899
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
32
Activist
15
Artist
0
Blogger
83
Journalist
70
Lawyer
174
NGO/ Grassroots group member
6
Researcher (Academic)
10
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-11-13 ] Sri Lanka: Human rights lawyer Kumaravadivel Guruparan barred from practising law
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Kumaravadivel Guruparan Asia & the Pacific / Sri Lanka Repression Administrative harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2019-11-13 ] Crimea: Emir-Usein Kuku sentenced to twelve years in strict-regime correctional colony
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Emir-Usein Kuku Europe and Central Asia / Ukraine Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-11 ] Mexico: Fredy García, spokesperson of CODEDI, detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Fredy García Americas / Mexico Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Indigenous Peoples 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
[ 2019-11-08 ] Philippines: Human rights defender Honey Mae Suazo reported missing
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Honey Mae Suazo Asia & the Pacific / Philippines Physical violence Enforced disappearance Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-11-08 ] Egypt: Ongoing arbitrary detention of Mr. Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy Middle East and North Africa / Egypt Repression Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer

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