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Who we are and what we do - the essentials
Tuesday, 20 November 2007 09:06

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is an international non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, at the heart of the United Nations human rights system, with a small branch office in New York.

 

Founded more than 25 years ago, we have established ourselves in supporting and facilitating the work of human rights defenders with the United Nations human rights system and regional human rights systems. We work at national, regional and international levels. 

 

You can download the ISHR Information Brochure.

Vision

Our vision is a world where the UN and regional human rights systems effectively promote and protect the human rights of all and where everyone defending human rights enjoys protection of their rights.

Mission

Our mission is to support the engagement of human rights defenders with the UN and regional human rights systems. In turn, ISHR also aims to make these systems more effective, more accessible to human rights defenders, and more responsive to their concerns.

Values

  • Excellence – We are experts in our field and we provide relevant, high-quality products and services to human rights defenders.
  • Commitment – We are passionate about human rights. Together, we form a dedicated team of professionals working to achieve a common vision and mission in which we believe.
  • Integrity – We carry out our mandate in an independent and impartial way.
  • Inclusiveness – We are responsive to the needs of human rights defenders irrespective of the rights they defend.
  • Equality – We believe in the principle of the universality of human rights. As such, we are respectful of others, treating all with dignity and without discrimination.

 

Please note: If you are looking to contact the International Society for Human Rights, to which we are not affiliated in any way, their website is www.ishr.org.

 

Individuals requiring support

 

ISHR supports human rights defenders to work with the UN and regional human rights systems, through training programmes and specialised information. Our mandate does not extend to assisting with or investigating individual complaints.

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 15:30
 
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