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Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report:
Stop the Killing of Human Rights Defenders

As our annual report documents, at least 156 human rights defenders were killed or died in detention in 2015. More than half of those killings, 87, took place in Latin America.

2015 Annual Report:
Human Rights Defenders in the Balance

Over the last two years Front Line Defenders has documented a growing global backlash against human rights defenders (HRDs) which has now reached crisis point. Against this backdrop, international human rights institutions as well as governments traditionally supportive of human rights defenders appear to be incapable of forcefully and effectively opposing the shutting down of civil society space.

2014 Annual Report:
Global Trends in 2013
for Human Rights Defenders

The 2014 Front Line Defenders Annual Report highlights the dangerous environment in which many human rights defenders operate.

2013 Annual Report:
Global Trends in 2012
for Human Rights Defenders