Annual Report: Human rights. For everyone. Everywhere. Without discrimination. Without double standards

Despite the challenging times, we continue to work towards effectively realising human rights for everyone, everywhere. Read our annual report!

Effectively realising human rights for everyone, everywhere is the pathway to free, fair and just communities and a more peaceful and sustainable world. This must remain our north star as we face the multiple and worsening crises and conflicts around the world.

As ISHR is set to mark its 40th anniversary in 2024, this annual report is dedicated to Adrien-Claude Zoller, our founding director, a human rights defender and visionary.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death in Chinese custody of woman human rights defender Cao Shunli, the report is also dedicated to all those defenders who have been the victims of deadly reprisals for their work to promote justice and accountability.

Together, we will never forget and never be silenced.

As we reflect on our journey, we always remember that our work is only possible thanks to the unwavering support and engagement of partners, allied activists, donors and individuals such as yourself.

As our anniversary coincides with the tail end of our latest five-year strategic cycle, we want to hear from you!

Please share your thoughts on our work and the challenges you would like us to see tackle by filling out this short survey.


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