Defenders' Database

Because of the risks and difficulties involved in documenting and reporting human rights violations, many perpetrators are not held accountable for their actions. The Defenders’ Database enables human rights defenders and organisations to document, analyse, and visualise data on human rights violations globally.

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The History of the Database

The Defenders’ Database was developed for, and together with, human rights defenders and civil society organisations. We will continue to develop the Defenders’ Database in close collaboration with its users all around the world. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Defenders’ Database is an online tool that helps human rights defenders and civil society organisations to document human rights violations globally. It works on computers and mobile devices anywhere in the world.

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About the Database

The Defenders’ Database is a multifacetated and adaptable tool that helps you document and organise information about human rights violations. The database offers a safe place to store your information until it can be used for advocacy purposes and to achieve justice and accountability. Even if your computer is hacked or someone breaks into your office, your data is safely stored on Civil Rights Defenders’ servers.

  • Cloud-based, encrypted, and backed up daily
  • Works on computers and mobile devices anywhere in the world
  • Personal accounts and support for two-factor authentication
  • Secure handling of personal data
  • Developed with and for human rights defenders
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How do I get in contact with you?

Are you interested in learning more or would you like to get started with the Defenders’ Database? Email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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