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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.

Past events

'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.

Protecting environmental defenders: updates and challenges

On the sidelines of the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, the Geneva Rights and Environment Talks aim to harness the opportunity of this moment of the year to reflect on the challenges posed by the rapid decline of nature and biodiversity, and on how Geneva contributes to bringing together the actors working towards ensuring the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is upheld for all.

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.

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.

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.

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.