Every day, citizens, journalists, artists and activists are harassed, tortured and killed for expressing themselves.

In the majority of these cases, no one is punished. We’re working to change this.

The shocking facts about the problem of impunity:

journalists and media workers have been killed since 2006.

9 out of 10 cases go unpunished and see perpetrators walk free.

organisations that make up the IFEX network are committed to ending impunity.

Stalking the messenger: Ending impunity for illegal surveillance

Stalking the messenger: Ending impunity for illegal surveillance

It’s thanks to the work of journalists that the crimes of state surveillance were first exposed. Now, they are among those being stalked.

Recent Articles on Impunity

Myanmar: Internet shutdowns shrouding torchings and killings

“The coup in Myanmar is both physical and digital – and shutdowns are being abused by the Myanmar military to enforce silence.”

Working Together

Brazil: Who ordered the killing of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira?

“If those who ordered this crime are not arrested, it will not only be the people of the forest who will be in the sights of the killers. All people who defend justice, ethics, and life are at risk.”

Statement: Rights groups call for renewal of UN fact-finding mission in Libya

The systematic crackdown on civic space has escalated at an alarming rate, human rights organizations say.

Working Together