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ACHPR68 | Periodic review of the Republic of Niger

Niger is one of the few States in Africa to fulfill its reporting obligations to the African Commission on time. In that regard, the Republic of Niger, after its previous review in 2017, submitted its 15th Periodic Reports covering the period 2017-2019. The report presents the progress made by the country regarding the state of human rights in Niger.

CSW | UN Commission on the Status of Women closes with renewed commitment to gender equality

The 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the intergovernmental body dedicated to gender equality, came to a close on Friday after negotiations stretched into its final day. While the reconfirmation of commitment to gender equality was encouraging, progress on women human rights defenders was conservative. It is essential that commitments are now backed by action.

Reprisals | New ISHR Policy Brief: Reprisals and the Security Council

Defenders are crucial to the work of the UN Security Council. They bring critical information and perspectives regarding human rights situations on the ground and the Security Council depends on that knowledge and input to make informed decisions. However, many defenders face unacceptable risks and are unable to cooperate safely with the Security Council. In a new Policy Brief, ISHR sheds light on the situation of intimidation and reprisals related to the engagement of human rights defenders with the Security Council and provides concrete recommendations on how to prevent and address reprisals and intimidation in relation to that engagement.

Reprisals | New ISHR Policy Brief: Reprisals and the Security Council

Defenders are crucial to the work of the UN Security Council. They bring critical information and perspectives regarding human rights situations on the ground and the Security Council depends on that knowledge and input to make informed decisions. However, many defenders face unacceptable risks and are unable to cooperate safely with the Security Council. In a new Policy Brief, ISHR sheds light on the situation of intimidation and reprisals related to the engagement of human rights defenders with the Security Council and provides concrete recommendations on how to prevent and address reprisals and intimidation in relation to that engagement.