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 2018, AT LEAST
321
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
80
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
3
Activist
0
Artist
0
Blogger
7
Journalist
12
Lawyer
46
NGO/ Grassroots group member
7
Researcher (Academic)
4
Union worker



List of alerts against Human Rights Defenders





[ 2019-07-17 ] Guatemala: Asesinato del Sr. Julio Ramírez, Presidente de la Junta Directiva de CODECA
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Julio Ramírez Americas / Guatemala Killing Killing Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-07-16 ] México: Actos de intimidación contra Monseñor José Raúl Vera López
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Monseñor José Raúl Vera López Americas / Mexico Intimidation Civil and Political Rights Impunity / Justice Male Activist
[ 2019-07-15 ] Malawi: Judicial harassment of human rights defenders Gift Trapence and McDonald Sembereka
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Gift Trapence Africa / Malawi Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male NGO/ Grassroots group member
[ 2019-07-15 ] Malawi: Judicial harassment of human rights defenders Gift Trapence and McDonald Sembereka
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Reverend MacDonald Sembereka Africa / Malawi Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Male Activist
[ 2019-07-15 ] India: Disappeared human rights defender Mugilan found in custody of Railway Police
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
RS Mugilan Asia & the Pacific / India Physical violence Enforced disappearance Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Land and Environmental Rights Male Activist
[ 2019-07-15 ] Algeria: Continuous judicial harassment of Mozabite minority rights defenders Salah Dabouz and Aouf Hadj Ibrahim
NameRegion / countryAlertnature of alertfield of actionspecific field of actionGenderprofilemore
Aouf Hadj Ibrahim Middle East and North Africa / Algeria Judicial abuses Judicial Harassment Civil and Political Rights Minority Rights Male Activist

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