ISHR and 90+ civil society organisations call on European States to revisit Palestinian/Israeli NGO funding cuts, stressing vital human rights roles, policy alignment needs, and debunking baseless terror claims.
Tomorrow we will be quizzing representatives from countries seeking election to the UN Human Rights Council.
Do you have any questions for them?
We’re hosting an event in New York with Amnesty International to provide the candidates with an opportunity to present and discuss their pledges and commitments for the term starting 2017.
It will be moderated by Mr Ivan Šimonović – the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, and we’re pleased that representatives from Brazil, Croatia, Guatemala, Hungary, Iraq, Japan, Tunisia, the United Kingdom and the United States have all agreed to put themselves in the hot seat.
(The other candidates – Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt, South Africa, Russia, Cuba and Rwanda – declined or haven’t responded to our invitation to participate in the event.)
If you can’t join us for the event in New York at 3pm Friday 22 July, the event will be streamed by webtv.un.org and we will be collating questions for the participants from twitter.
So please send any questions you have by including #HRCpledging in your tweets.
Thanks to the Permanent Mission of Panama for co-sponsoring this event.
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This December, the International Service for Human Rights is fundraising to support defenders around the world with valuable skills and resources to achieve meaningful change.
On 21 November, ISHR celebrated the vital work of human rights defenders at a conference on 'The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Seventy-Five Years On: Achievements and Current Challenges.' A slightly shortened version of our speech is reproduced below.