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
663
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
17
Activist
1
Artist
5
Blogger
115
Journalist
57
Lawyer
296
NGO/ Grassroots group member
16
Researcher (Academic)
8
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2017-10-16 ] Burma: Sentencing of environmental rights defender Mr. Khaing Myo Htun
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Khaing Myo Htun Asia & the Pacific / Myanmar (Burma) Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2017-10-12 ] Guatemala: Human rights defender Juan Eduardo Caal Suram arbitrarily detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Juan Eduardo Caal Suram Americas / Guatemala Judicial abuses Detention Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2017-10-09 ] Ukraine: Pre-trial detention of Emir Usein Kuku extended
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 Researcher (Academic)
[ 2017-10-09 ] Madagascar: Human rights defender Mr. Raleva detained
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mr. Raleva Africa / Madagascar Judicial abuses Detention Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2017-10-08 ] Colombia: Muere periodista en cubrimiento de acciones policiales
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Efigenia Vásquez Astudillo Americas / Colombia Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Female Journalist
[ 2017-10-07 ] Fotoperiodista encontrado muerto un día después de haber sido sacado de su domicilio violentamente
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro Americas / Mexico Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist

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