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 2016, AT LEAST
281
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
58
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
1
Activist
0
Artist
0
Blogger
6
Journalist
4
Lawyer
47
NGO/ Grassroots group member
0
Researcher (Academic)
0
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2018-01-23 ] Pakistan: Violent attacks on transgender members of trans rights organisation TransAction
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Sonia Asia & the Pacific / Pakistan Physical violence Physical attacks LGBTI Rights LGBTI rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-01-23 ] Pakistan: Violent attacks on transgender members of trans rights organisation TransAction
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Shama Asia & the Pacific / Pakistan Physical violence Physical attacks LGBTI Rights LGBTI rights Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-01-23 ] Algeria: Ongoing arbitrary detention of Ameen Fiddah in relation to Facebook posts
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ameen Fiddah Middle East and North Africa / Algeria Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Child rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-01-19 ] Kenya: Indigenous leader shot amid crackdown
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Robert Kiprotich Africa / Kenya Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-01-19 ] L'Observatoire: RDC: Enlèvement et détention arbitraire de cinq défenseurs de Filimbi et trois défenseurs de la LUCHA, et libération provisoire de trois d'entre eux.
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Andy Djuma Africa / Congo - Kinshasa Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-01-19 ] L'Observatoire: RDC: Enlèvement et détention arbitraire de cinq défenseurs de Filimbi et trois défenseurs de la LUCHA, et libération provisoire de trois d'entre eux.
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Zacharie Kingombe Africa / Congo - Kinshasa Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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