Nawaf is the founder of Kuwait Watch and an active human rights defender. Nawaf, who is well known for advocating for the rights of stateless persons and other minorities in Kuwait, was advised on arrival in Geneva for the UPR of Kuwait that an arrest warrant awaits him on return home.
When Idolina's brother formed part of the teachers' union protest, he was disappeared and later jailed forcing Idolina to take up his defence. Here, she explains to ISHR the impact of the represion of human rights activism in Mexico.
Mexican activist Bettina Cruz recently attended the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. In this profile, she tells ISHR why the human rights violations in her region and her own criminalisation made this a priority.
Mr Bassam al-Ahmad is a spokesperson for ‘The Violations Documentation Center in Syria’ (VDC), responsible for managing their advocacy activities. The Centre consists of human rights defenders from across Syria and elsewhere who monitor and document human rights violations committed during the current Syrian armed conflict, and work to increase human rights awareness within Syrian communities.
'Human rights defenders in DRC face obstacles in all aspects of their work, especially because neither companies nor the Government understand, or are willing to understand, their important role in the society', says Emmanuel Umpula Nkumba, a human rights defender from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
(Artículo en inglés y español) Mongolia is a brand new star on the extractive industry’s stage. Being brand new means it does not have the necessary legal framework, norms and standards aimed at protecting the environment and the rights of local communities. This is the context in which Sukhgerel Dugersuren defends human rights.
‘If you threaten human rights defenders, you break the eyes, mouths, legs, and arms of the people’, says the Director of Women Peace Network Arakan, ahead of the vote on a UN General Assembly resolution on Myanmar.
17 year-old British human rights defender, Fahma Mohamed, is committed to freeing the world of female genital mutilation, starting with her own community in Bristol, UK.
Born and educated in Geneva, ISHR founder Adrien Zoller’s lifelong commitment to non-governmental and human rights work began as a hobby. Adrien spoke to ISHR about what drove him towards his human rights vocation, and about ISHR’s founding and profound impact to the global human rights movement.