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UN passes strongest resolution yet on ending reprisals against human rights defenders

UN passes strongest resolution yet on ending reprisals against human rights defenders

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(Geneva, 27 September 2013) – The United Nations has taken a critical step towards ending the disturbing pattern of attacks, harassment and reprisals against human rights defenders and others who cooperate with the UN.

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World's leading human rights body condemns civil society crackdown

World's leading human rights body condemns civil society crackdown

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(Geneva, 27 September 2013) – The world’s top human rights body has condemned the global crackdown on civil society and called on all governments to protect and support the work of non-governmental organisations and human rights defenders.

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Opinion: Protecting and supporting civil society, Ambassador Patricia O’Brien

Opinion: Protecting and supporting civil society, Ambassador Patricia O’Brien

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(Geneva, 20 September 2013) - The spirit of the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action infuses every Council session, reminding us to be ever mindful of the need to respond to human rights challenges and crises, as well as to defend the universality, indivisibility and interdependence of all human rights.

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Human Rights Council must move beyond rhetoric and act to stop reprisals

Human Rights Council must move beyond rhetoric and act to stop reprisals

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(Geneva, 18 September 2013) – The International Service for Human Rights has today called on the Human Rights Council to raise the stakes and ‘go beyond reporting’ in its response to the issue of reprisals.

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States fail to address challenges to civil society engagement with UN at panel on gender

States fail to address challenges to civil society engagement with UN at panel on gender

(Geneva, 16 September) - A Human Rights Council debate on the role of civil society in integrating gender throughout the Council’s work saw States affirm the important work of civil society in the work of the UN and specifically in promoting gender equality.

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ISHR's mandate: to support human rights defenders
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 11:28

 

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The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is an international NGO that supports human rights defenders in their work by providing them with training, information, and strategic advice. ISHR is also involved in advocacy for the improvement of international and regional human rights systems, aiming to make these systems more responsive to the needs of human rights defenders.

 

Through our extensive training courses in Geneva and in countries, we help human rights defenders to engage with the UN and regional human rights systems. Human rights defenders who have already attended our courses and successfully used international and regional protection mechanisms for human rights defenders have some great success stories to share. We complement our trainings with information, simple guides, and analysis on the UN and regional systems.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 10:42
 
Upcoming meetings and events
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 11:27

 

Several meetings of UN and regional human rights bodies will take place in the coming months, including:

For more information regarding these upcoming opportunities and how to engage, see the latest edition of the Human Rights Monitor.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:09
 

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