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Chad UPR: Respect freedom of peaceful assembly

At the 56th session of the Human Rights Council, during the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report of Chad, ISHR and the Ligue Tchadienne des Droits de l'Homme (LTDH) delivered a statement calling on Chad to strengthen the protection of civic space and ensure that freedom of peaceful assembly is protected.

Latest UN review displays China’s disregard for human rights, UN findings

At the adoption of the report of its fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR), China ignored calls to implement UN findings and dismissed all serious criticism of its human rights record, refusing to budge on the documented plight of Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kongers, human rights activists, lawyers, and more. We urged China to genuinely engage with the UN to enact meaningful reforms.

UN expert concerned about restrictions to freedom of assembly, association and expression for LGBT people

On 20 June, Graeme Reid presented his first report as Independent Expert on violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, to the 56th session of the Human Rights Council. He expressed concern about laws and policies restricting freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association that target people based on sexual orientation and gender identity in all regions.

UN adopts resolution on elections and democratic processes that includes persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities

ISHR and Outright International celebrate the adoption by United Nations Third Committee Member States today of a resolution on elections and democratic processes that, for the second time, specifically includes sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited grounds of discrimination in people’s right to participate in public affairs.

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