Ahead of COP27, ISHR joined the open petition led by 12 Egyptian human rights organisations, calling on the Egyptian authorities to open civic space and release all those arbitrarily detained in Egypt.
In Venezuela it is government policy to torture dissents, the UN mission of experts on Venezuela told the world two years ago. These violations, amounting to likely crimes against humanity, continue. In their latest report the experts dive deeper into the nature of the crimes, who the victims are and names perpetrators. This morning this report goes before the Human Rights Council.
ISHR joins organisations and individuals in calling on Egypt to immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Sherif Al Rouby and the tens of thousands of others wrongfully detained.
A Sudanese woman was sentenced to death by stoning. We call on relevant UN Special Procedures, mandate holders and the OHCHR to take action to urge Sudanese authorities to overturn this sentence, end violations of the international human rights law, and respect the State obligations to protect women and human rights.
Ahead of the UPR of South Africa, this side event addresses the human rights situation in the country, focusing on challenges faced by human rights defenders in the exercise of their rights to land and housing.
In an open letter to representatives of all Member and Observer States, ISHR and a coalition of 8 international human rights organisations call for the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution mandating a Special Rapporteur to monitor and report on the dire human rights situation in Russia.
This virtual side event, organised by UNARC, the UN Anti-Racism Coalition, aims to break down the silos and to open pathways to concrete solutions that are informed both by the academic research and also by empirical research happening in impacted communities.
Today, 19 September 2022, marks one year in detention for two young Chinese human rights defenders: Huang Xueqin, an independent journalist and key actor in China’s #MeToo movement, and Wang Jianbing, a labour rights advocate. China must respect and protect their rights in detention.
On 14 September 2022, the UN Secretary-General released his annual report on reprisals and intimidation against individuals and groups seeking to cooperate with the UN on human rights. Once again, the report identifies a high number of threats and attacks aimed at retaliating against defenders and discouraging cooperation with the UN.
UN experts, committees, and the OHCHR have extensively documented serious, widespread abuses targeting Uyghurs, Tibetans, Hong Kongers, and human rights defenders across mainland China. At the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, representatives from these communities join their voices to call on governments worldwide to take meaningful action to promote accountability and justice for victims.