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 Index is a monitoring platform contributing to the mapping of violations committed towards Human Rights Defenders in order to illustrate and give visibility to the scale of the crackdown and pressure that they face worldwide.

Although this monitoring platform is fed by public alerts provided by ProtectDefenders.eu partners and is based on verified information, the list of alerts can not be taken as complete nor exhaustive in any way. Real figures are much higher and many alerts and attacks still go unreported. Moreover, this tool does not compile alerts on EU countries.

The information in this tool is illustrative and indicative of the scope of the threats and attacks against individuals acting in defence of human rights. The content of this tool does not reflect the official opinion of ProtectDefenders.eu. Neither ProtectDefenders.eu nor any of its partners may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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IN 2019, AT LEAST
304
DEFENDERS WERE KILLED
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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
43
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
8
Activist
0
Artist
0
Blogger
6
Journalist
3
Lawyer
25
NGO/ Grassroots group member
0
Researcher (Academic)
0
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2021-01-26 ] México: Asesinato del defensor medioambiental Fidel Heras Cruz
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Fidel Heras Cruz Americas / Mexico Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2021-01-25 ] Democratic Republic of Congo: arbitrary arrest and detention of woman human rights defender Sinzeri Nabeza Jolie
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Sinzeri Nabeza Jolie Africa / Congo - Kinshasa Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2021-01-25 ] Tunis: human rights defender Ahmed Ghram detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ahmed Ghram Middle East and North Africa / Tunisia Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2021-01-20 ] Perú: Seguimiento y vigilancia de Elita Yopla Herrera y César Estrada Chuquilín
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Elita Yopla Herrera Americas / Peru Intimidation Threats or Harassment Civil and Political Rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2021-01-20 ] Vietnam: Woman human rights defender Đinh Thị Thu Thủy charged and sentenced
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Đinh Thị Thu Thủy Asia & the Pacific / Vietnam Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Freedom of expression Female Activist
[ 2021-01-20 ] Belarus: Arbitrary detention of Viasna members Leanid Sudalenka and Maria Tarasenka
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Maria Tarasenka Europe and Central Asia / Belarus Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Female NGO/ Grassroots group member

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