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
707
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
23
Activist
1
Artist
7
Blogger
117
Journalist
65
Lawyer
321
NGO/ Grassroots group member
17
Researcher (Academic)
8
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2017-12-05 ] Democratic Republic of Congo: Human rights defender arbitrarily detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Ghislain Muhiwa Africa / Congo - Kinshasa Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Democracy and elections Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2017-12-04 ] South Africa: Killing of human rights defender
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Sibonelo Patrick Mpeku Africa / South Africa Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Male Activist
[ 2017-12-04 ] Crimea: Pre-Trial detention of human rights defender extended
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Emir Usein Kuku Europe and Central Asia / Russia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2017-12-04 ] Turkey: Detained lawyer kept in solitary confinement
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Selçuk Kozağaçlı Europe and Central Asia / Turkey Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2017-12-01 ] Philippines: Two human rights defenders shot and killed
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Elisa Badayos Asia & the Pacific / Philippines Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2017-12-01 ] Philippines: Two human rights defenders shot and killed
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Eleuterio Moises Asia & the Pacific / Philippines Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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