To recognise International Labour Day, and the critical contributions of essential workers everywhere, ISHR is publishing a guide in English and Chinese to the 15 Principles developed by the UN expert on human rights and hazardous substances. These aim to empower workers to know their rights, protect their health, and stand up to employers and governments who fall short or fail to provide remedy.
As we embark on a new decade, the world faces tremendous challenges, from climate change to COVID-19. There are plenty of reasons for anxiety and concern. But we see even more reasons for ambition and hope. We take hope from courageous human rights defenders across the world who continue their vital work to make human rights a reality for all of us. We are proud to serve them, with the solidarity and support of people like you.
In a new joint briefing paper sent to the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, the International Service of Human Rights and Terra de Direitos highlight a disturbing lack of protection for at-risk activists in the country, which has left 26 defenders murdered this year
The specific and increasingly heightened risks facing defenders of economic, social and cultural rights in the Philippines should be a priority issue during the country’s forthcoming examination by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, according to a joint submission by eight NGOs.
Ireland should continue to make UPR recommendations and support UN resolutions on the protection of civil society space, the prevention of reprisals and the protection of defenders, says ISHR in advance of Ireland’s UPR in April 2016.
A joint ISHR and FORUM-ASIA report highlights challenges faced by human rights defenders working on corporate accountability in East Asia. The groups urge strong attention to defenders in the upcoming Asia regional forum of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
How can human rights defenders effectively engage businesses to promote corporate respect for human rights? This is the question a new publication launched today seeks to address.
A coalition of 39 NGOs has launched a major new report and given evidence before the Inter-American Commission, documenting a pattern of increased and specific threats against those who work on business and human rights issues in the Americas.
This issue of Kumulika - our analytical publication on the African Commission - covers key developments at the 55th session and the NGO Forum which preceded it.