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
338
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
79
Activist
4
Artist
2
Blogger
37
Journalist
30
Lawyer
163
NGO/ Grassroots group member
5
Researcher (Academic)
6
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2020-10-26 ] Bielorrusia: Judicial harassment and intimidation against lawyers Mr. Aliaksandr Pylchanka and Ms. Yulia Levanchuk
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Yulia Levanchuk Europe and Central Asia / Belarus Intimidation Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female Lawyer
[ 2020-10-26 ] Belarus: Judicial harassment and intimidation against Mr. Aliaksandr Pylchanka and Ms. Yulia Levanchuk
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Aliaksandr Pylchanka Europe and Central Asia / Belarus Intimidation Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Lawyer
[ 2020-10-26 ] Morocco: Judicial harassment of human rights defender Maâti Monjib
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Maâti Monjib Middle East and North Africa / Morocco Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2020-10-23 ] Mexico: Arbitrary detention and physical attacks against indigenous defenders
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
José Luis Gutiérrez Americas / Mexico Physical violence Physical attacks Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2020-10-23 ] Guatemala: Multiple irregularities in the trial of indigenous woman human rights defender Anastasía Mejía
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Anastasía Mejía Americas / Guatemala Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Freedom of expression Female Journalist
[ 2020-10-22 ] Mexico: Arbitrary detention and physical attacks against indigenous defenders
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
César Hernández Americas / Mexico Physical violence Physical attacks Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Indigenous Peoples Male NGO/ Grassroots group member

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