Where we work

Countries and sub-regions

ISHR identifies priority countries or sub-regions according to criteria including:

  • whether assistance or support is requested from national or regional-level human rights defenders, or the need for support is identified through national or regional consultations or research
  • the potential for systemic and sustainable human rights impact in the country or sub-region through engagement with international or regional mechanisms
  • whether ISHR can add distinctive value
  • the availability of human and financial resources.

Mechanisms and bodies

ISHR engages with international and regional mechanisms and bodies – including multilateral bodies and multi-stakeholder initiatives and associations – for
four primary purposes:

  • We support and accompany human rights defenders to ensure their engagement with international and regional mechanisms and bodies is effective and influential.
  • We build and strengthen partnerships with and solidarity between human rights defenders using the spaces and opportunities associated with international and regional mechanisms and bodies.
  • We inform the agendas and outputs of international and regional mechanisms and bodies so as to strengthen the recognition and protection of human rights defenders, promote accountability for violations or abuses against them, and ensure they are responsive to human rights defenders’ calls.
  • We strengthen and safeguard the safety, accessibility, credibility, effectiveness and influence of international and regional mechanisms and bodies.

ISHR’s engagement with international and regional mechanisms and bodies is always informed by defenders on the grounds and frequently in coalition with key regional and international partners and networks, such as HRCnet.

Where We Work Map

Countries where we are:

Côte d’Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire

Abidjan, Cocody 2 Plateaux Aghien, villa N° 84, Land line : 00225 27 22 52 50 15, Contact: [email protected]

Indonesia

Indonesia

Belgium

Belgium

Contact: [email protected]

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

Contact: [email protected]

Switzerland

Switzerland

Geneva Office: Rue de Varembé 1, 5th floor; P.O. Box 16 CH-1211 Geneva 20 CICI. Contact: [email protected], +41 22 919 271 00

United States of America

United States

New York Office: 777 UN Plaza (7th floor) New York, NY 10017. Contact: [email protected], +1 212 490 21 99

In the Angola we are...

Angola

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Botswana we are...

Botswana

  • Supporting defenders

In the Burkina Faso we are...

Burkina Faso

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Côte d’Ivoire we are...

Cote d'Ivoire

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Benin we are...

Benin

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders

In the Burundi we are...

Burundi

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Cameroon we are...

Cameroon

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo we are...

Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Strengthening laws and systems

In the Equatorial Guinea we are...

Equatorial Guinea

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Gabon we are...

Gabon

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Guinea we are...

Guinea

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders

In the Liberia we are...

Liberia

  • Supporting defenders

In the Madagascar we are...

Madagascar

  • Strengthening laws and systems

In the Malawi we are...

Malawi

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Mali we are...

Mali

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders

In the Mauritania we are...

Mauritania

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Mozambique we are...

Mozambique

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Namibia we are...

Namibia

  • Supporting defenders

In the Niger we are...

Niger

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders

In the Congo we are...

Republic of Congo

  • Strengthening laws and systems

In the Senegal we are...

Senegal

  • Strengthening laws and systems

In the Sierra Leone we are...

Sierra Leone

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders

In the South Africa we are...

South Africa

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders

In the United Republic of Tanzania we are...

Tanzania

  • Supporting defenders

In the Togo we are...

Togo

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders

In the Uganda we are...

Uganda

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders

In the Zambia we are...

Zambia

  • Strengthening laws and systems

In the Zimbabwe we are...

Zimbabwe

  • Supporting defenders

In the Cambodia we are...

Cambodia

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the China we are...

China/Hong Kong

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the India we are...

India

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Kazakhstan we are...

Kazakhstan

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Myanmar we are...

Myanmar

  • Supporting defenders

In the Mongolia we are...

Mongolia

  • Strengthening laws and systems

In the Nepal we are...

Nepal

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Philippines we are...

Philippines

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Pakistan we are...

Pakistan

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the State of Palestine we are...

Palestine

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Russian Federation we are...

Russia

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Sri Lanka we are...

Sri Lanka

  • Supporting defenders

In the Thailand we are...

Thailand

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Turkey we are...

Turkey

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Uzbekistan we are...

Uzbekistan

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Bahamas we are...

Bahamas

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Belize we are...

Belize

  • Supporting defenders

In the Bolivia (Plurinational State of) we are...

Bolivia

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Brazil we are...

Brazil

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Cuba we are...

Cuba

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Colombia we are...

Colombia

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Costa Rica we are...

Costa Rica

  • Supporting defenders

In the El Salvador we are...

El Salvador

  • Supporting defenders

In the Honduras we are...

Honduras

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Mexico we are...

Mexico

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Peru we are...

Peru

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Nicaragua we are...

Nicaragua

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) we are...

Venezuela

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Algeria we are...

Algeria

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Bahrain we are...

Bahrain

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Egypt we are...

Egypt

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Iraq we are...

Iraq

  • Strengthening laws and systems
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Morocco we are...

Morocco

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Saudi Arabia we are...

Saudi Arabia

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Yemen we are...

Yemen

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the United Arab Emirates we are...

United Arab Emirates

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Andorra we are...

Andorra

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the France we are...

France

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Hungary we are...

Hungary

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland we are...

United Kingdom

  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Switzerland we are...

Switzerland

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the Ukraine we are...

Ukraine

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability

In the United States of America we are...

United States

  • Supporting defenders
  • Promoting rights and accountability