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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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Past events

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.

Human Rights Council Elections 2023: discussions of candidate States’ visions for membership

In advance of the Human Rights Council elections that will take place this autumn for the membership term 2024-2026, Amnesty International and the International Service for Human Rights will hold an online pledging event for candidate States on 6 September 2023.

Marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders

This event discussed progress in international law, norms and standards on defender protection 25 years on, and provided a space for human rights defenders to share their experiences and protection needs.

Beyond Policing - Advocates from maroon societies discuss safety and security from a Black freedom perspective

This virtual event, organised by UNARC, the UN Anti-Racism Coalition, aims at providing the International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement (EMLER) and OHCHR with a pathway that is grounded in the experiences and perspectives of people on the ground. The event will further bring the discussion about re-imagining policing currently happening in academic and movement spaces, to UN mechanisms that can take action.

Success through perseverance & solidarity: 25 years of achievements by human rights defenders

The objective of both the report and the side event is to re-emphasise that the work of human rights defenders is legitimate, effective and for the common good.

HRC52 side event - Persecution of political prisoners and human rights defenders in Nicaragua: How should the Human Rights Council respond?

Today more than ever, the firm and decisive accompaniment of the international community is essential to re-establish democracy and the rule of law in Nicaragua. This side event aims at providing a platform for Nicaraguan activists to share their experiences and their call to action with the international community.