Faced with allegations of authoritarian influence in Parliament's work, the institution needs to be 'louder and stronger' on human rights globally - not reward those same governments with their silence.
In the case of ‘Ecodefence and Others v. Russia’, the European Court of Human Rights found the Russian ‘Foreign Agents Act’ incompatible with rights to freedom of expression and association.
A historical first step or the beginning of a tick-the-box exercise? The EU Commission proposes a Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence which would establish new human rights requirements for companies. The proposal is a milestone for the protection of people and the environment, but fails to recognise and include the voice of human rights defenders.
In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice has found that Hungarian legislation restricting the work of migrant and refugee rights defenders is unlwful and must be rescinded.
In a significant intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in a case against Russia, ISHR has called on the Court to explicitly rule that the rights to freedom of expression and association include the right to unhindered access and communication with international human rights bodies.
The UN and other multilateral organisations should practice what they preach and uphold the basic rights to freedom of assembly and association in all aspects of their work, the International Service for Human Rights said today