This week in an online event, 10 candidate States publicly spoke to an audience of around 200 people on their pledges as incoming Human Rights Council members for 2022 – 2024. They also faced questions on pressing human rights issues from both States and civil society organisations.
ISHR, along with 23 organisations, highlight attacks and targeting of trans and gender diverse defenders; the Independent Expert on SOGI examines the construction of gender in international law, a Group of Friends of the mandate of the Independent Expert is formed; and 27 States call on the Council to urgently protect the human rights of trans people.
10 years after the first SOGI resolution was passed at the Council, 27 States launch the Group of Friends of the mandate of the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Tess McEvoy from ISHR and Gabriel Galil from ILGA World tell the story.
The Human Rights Council's resolution on business and human rights must recognise threats, attacks and protection needs of human rights defenders, a group of civil society organisation tells its 32nd session.
A coalition of 39 NGOs has launched a major new report and given evidence before the Inter-American Commission, documenting a pattern of increased and specific threats against those who work on business and human rights issues in the Americas.
The UN Human Rights Council has missed a significant opportunity to strengthen the protection of human rights defenders who work to promote corporate respect for human rights and corporate accountability for human rights violations, the International Service for Human Rights said today.