Eleven States vying for seats at the UN Human Rights Council for 2023-2025 joined ISHR and Amnesty International’s annual pledging event, outlining their commitments to advancing the human rights agenda and fielding questions from civil society.
ISHR has called on the Human Rights Council President to urge 55 States to respond to communications by UN experts regarding alleged human rights violations.
In two statements, ISHR and Amnesty International have called on the President of the Human Rights Council to urge 71 States to respond to communications by UN experts regarding alleged human rights violations, and have raised the alarm regarding personal attacks on such experts.
At UN rights review, ISHR and its partner KTNC-Watch call on States to echo UN experts in pressing for improved protections for trade unionists and other human rights defenders, as well as communities affected by Korean companies overseas.
Business-related violations of economic, social and cultural rights – and attacks against those who defend those rights – have serious consequences. ISHR and KTNC Watch jointly call on the UN Committee on ESC Rights to consider making concrete inquiries into how the Republic of Korea protects, and often fails to protect, human rights in the context of business operations at home and abroad.
Park Lae-goon promotes freedom of assembly and association while combating against State impunity. With 28 years of experience, he has been detained multiple times for participating in demonstrations demanding justice. Mr Park has become a symbolic figure fighting for victims of State violence. He talks to ISHR about his greatest achievements and challenges
A joint ISHR and FORUM-ASIA report highlights challenges faced by human rights defenders working on corporate accountability in East Asia. The groups urge strong attention to defenders in the upcoming Asia regional forum of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
The Human Rights Council has elected a new President and Vice-Presidents for 2016, with ISHR delivering a civil society statement on the responsibilities that come with the Presidency and, more broadly, with Council membership.