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 2017, AT LEAST
303
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
318
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
54
Activist
1
Artist
7
Blogger
23
Journalist
27
Lawyer
188
NGO/ Grassroots group member
10
Researcher (Academic)
5
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2018-06-17 ] Cameroon: Judicial harrassment, sentence and ongoing arbitrary detention of Mr. Mancho Bibixy Tse
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Mancho Bibixy Tse Africa / Cameroon Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2018-06-14 ] India: Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari killed
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Shujaat Bukhari Asia & the Pacific / India Killing Killing Civil and Political Rights Freedom of expression Male Journalist
[ 2018-06-13 ] Iran: Prominent human rights lawyer detained today
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Nasrin Sotoudeh Asia & the Pacific / Iran Judicial abuses Detention Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female Lawyer
[ 2018-06-10 ] Guatemala: Asesinato del Sr. Francisco Munguia del CODECA, septimo defensor asesinado en menos de un mes.
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Francisco Munguia Americas / Guatemala Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-06-08 ] Nicaragua: Difamación en contra de Félix Maradiaga Blandón, Director Ejecutivo del IEEP
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Félix Maradiaga Blandón Americas / Nicaragua Intimidation Smearing Civil and Political Rights Good governance and anticorruption Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2018-06-08 ] Tunisie: Harcèlement judiciaire continu et actes d’intimidation à l’encontre de Me Najet Laabidi
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Najet Laabidi Middle East and North Africa / Tunisia Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Female Lawyer

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