Check out our upcoming events and join the latest human rights discussions!

Together with key partners, ISHR regularly organises events in order to amplify human rights defenders’ voices and ensure they have a seat at the table when it comes to denouncing abuses and crafting solutions to the world’s challenges.



Working together to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGIE)

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Past events

HRC49 Side Event - Supporting women human rights defenders in conflict and post-conflict situations

Women human rights defenders are crucial agents and leaders of change. However, due to their gender, they face particular obstacles and security risks. What are these gendered obstacles and risks? How can women human rights defenders best be supported and protected by States and other actors?

Urgency of an accountability mechanism for Nicaragua

How can the HRC strengthen the fight against impunity for serious human rights violations in its 49th session? Colectivo 46/2, Amnesty International and Civicus invite you to reflect on the need to establish an investigation and accountability mechanism for Nicaragua the the Human Rights Council next session.

Online welcome meeting with the incoming and former Presidents of the UN Human Rights Council

ISHR and HRCnet are pleased to be hosting an online welcome meeting with Ambassador Federico Villegas, the incoming President of the Human Rights Council and former president Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan.

UN Treaty Bodies litigators webinars

TB-Net, in partnership with the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI), invites all interested NGOs, lawyers and individual litigators to a series of three online meetings, in the presence of invited Experts from different Committees for discussions about individual communications to UN Treaty Bodies.

UNCOVERING THE ICEBERG: The digital surveillance crisis and threats to human rights defenders

On the sidelines of the 76th session of the Third Committee of the General Assembly, where the biennial resolution on human rights defenders is currently being discussed, this event offers an opportunity to discuss the effects of digital surveillance on the activities and safety of defenders and their rights to privacy and freedom of expression, and to adopt measures to support defenders to exercise their rights.

HRC47 Side Event - Rights at Risk: Time for Action

Join us for an exciting dialogue among UN and civil society panelists to hear how nationalist and fundamentalist trends worldwide are concretely manifesting as backlash against rights related to gender and sexuality in human rights systems.