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Events

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.

'But we must try!': Cao Shunli, the unsilenceable legacy

'But we must try!': Cao Shunli, the unsilenceable legacy

Join our photo exhibition to pay tribute to Cao Shunli and honour Chinese, Tibetan, Uyghur and Hong Kong defenders who hold the Chinese government accountable.

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Human rights situation in Guatemala

Human rights situation in Guatemala

Explore the socio-political challenges in Guatemala, including judicial system co-optation and forced evictions in Indigenous communities, in a bilingual (English/Spanish) side event that seeks to raise awareness and foster support for human rights defenders.

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Resisting in exile: voices of human rights defenders

Resisting in exile: voices of human rights defenders

This event seeks to amplify the voices of exiled human rights defenders from around the world before the Council of States, UN experts, and international civil society colleagues.

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The situation of Nicaraguan activists in exile

The situation of Nicaraguan activists in exile

This event seeks to analyse challenges faced by Nicaraguan activists who find themselves in exile and reflect on possible responses by protection mechanisms, the universal human rights system, and States.

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The role of defenders in fostering accountability for atrocity crimes

The role of defenders in fostering accountability for atrocity crimes

This event explores the pivotal role of civil society in ensuring accountability for atrocity crimes, emphasising the need for global solidarity and proactive engagement to uphold human rights.

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Past events

In defence of civic space and democracy supporting the work of human rights defenders

This is a high-level side event co-organised by Finland and ISHR on democracy and civic space for human rights defenders as well as how the international community can best support their work.

UDHR75+HRDS25=100% HUMAN RIGHTS

A celebration and commitment towards greater protection of human rights defenders. Join us on 11 December to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders!

Holding businesses to account on civic freedoms and the respect of human rights defenders

Join us to discuss developments in regard to business and human rights defenders as well as recent initiatives to both encourage better practice and hold businesses to account. By invitation only.

Black migrants in Europe: law enforcement, identity, and politics

During this side event, Black migrants / defenders in Europe will discuss their personal experiences with migration, what is happening more broadly in their region, and what solutions Black communities in Europe are seeking.

Findings of the UN women’s rights committee on China: perspectives of affected communities

This HRC54 side event convened members of affected communities to discuss the CEDAW’s Concluding Observations on China and Hong Kong.

Let's celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

On 18 September, on Place des Nations in Geneva, meet human rights defenders and be part of a one-of-a-kind picture to celebrate them and their work.