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

Iran: Justice for Mahsa Jhina Amini

Tragic death of 22-year old woman highlights Iran’s deepening crisis of impunity.

Bahrain: Prominent human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and other prisoners of conscience face reprisals

Prison authorities promote a number of perpetrators who have tortured prisoners of conscience in the past.

Iran: Death sentences for LGBTQI+ activists must be immediately overturned

Shocking sentences highlight Iranian authorities’ alarming escalation of persecuting the country’s LGBTQI+ community.