A new ISHR report maps China’s presence and influence in the UN economic and social affairs system, highlighting potential risks for civil society participation and the promotion and protection of human rights.
States should encourage Hungary to protect human rights defenders and civil society space through its forthcoming UPR, ISHR and TASZ said in a new briefing paper launched today.
In 2020, the United Nations will review the functioning of the ten human rights treaty bodies. OpenGlobalRights and ISHR are publishing a series of op-eds to stimulate more discussion on ways to improve the work of the treaty bodies. Eleven of these op-eds are collated in a publication.
We are excited to share the launch of two new briefings that provide guidance for institutional investors and companies on how to respect the rights of human rights defenders.
Making human rights a reality for all depends on the work of human rights defenders. Despite this, across the globe, the right to defend human rights is being systematically undermined. Promoting, protecting and advocating for the rights of defenders should be among the highest priorities of the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and her Office.
ISHR and the Burkinabe Coalition for Human Rights Defenders urge States to use Burkina Faso’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review to call for a better protection of human rights defenders and journalists in the country.
States should encourage Uganda to refrain from criminalising the legitimate activities of human rights defenders and repeal all laws and policies which restrict their rights and activities through its forthcoming UPR, ISHR, Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum and Chapter Four Uganda have said in a joint briefing paper.
Defending human rights can be a tough and dangerous work in Peru, in particular for environmental and land defenders. ISHR, together with the National Coordinator for Human Rights (CNDDHH), urges the government of Peru to take all necessary measures to eradicate reprisals and acts of violence against human rights defenders.
ISHR urges States to use South Sudan’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review to call for an end to the overt and systemic State sanctioned crackdown on human rights defenders, journalists and civil society.
States should encourage Zimbabwe to protect human rights defenders and align domestic laws with international human rights instruments and the protections guaranteed in the Zimbabwe Constitution through its forthcoming UPR.