Human Rights Monitor
#HRDAP17 | APPLY NOW FOR ISHR'S 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ADVOCACY AND TRAINING COURSE
 
We're calling for applications from human rights defenders from around the world to participate in our flagship Human Rights Defenders Advocacy Program in 2017.
 
CHINA | NEW CHINESE-LANGUAGE FACTSHEETS FROM UN EXPERTS

In partnership with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association, Maina Kiai, we've launched a new series of Chinese language translations of the Rapporteur’s thematic factsheets. 
LGBTI RIGHTS | YOGYAKARTA PRINCIPLES: ESTABLISHING THE UNIVERSALITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS 

Ten years after the Yogyakarta Principles established the international benchmark for practices relating to sexual orientation and identity, ISHR’s Pooja Patel and ARC International’s Arvind Narrain provide an overview on their impact.
 

REPRISALS | ISHR FILES GROUNDBREAKING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE MALDIVES 

In groundbreaking legal proceeding at the UN, we've asked the Human Rights Committee to rule that the Maldives violated international law by restricting human rights defenders from submitting information to the UN. 

SURVEY | SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ISHR COMMUNICATIONS

We really want to hear what you think about our communications and digital publications, so please complete our online survey. It will take less than five minutes.
 
VACANCIES | ISHR SEEKING NEW COMMUNICATIONS & FINANCE MANAGERS

We’re seeking two outstanding professionals to become our next Communications and Finance Managers and join our dynamic team in Geneva in 2017. 
BURUNDI | GROSS VIOLATIONS AND NON-COOPERATION WARRANT SUSPENSION FROM HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Burundi should be suspended from the UN Human Rights Council given the combination of its flagrant refusal to cooperate with the UN human rights system and the gross and systematic violations occurring in the country, according to a coalition of 13 leading non-governmental organisations from across the world.
 
PHILIPPINES | INVESTIGATE AND ENSURE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ATTACKS AGAINST ESC RIGHTS DEFENDERS

A UN Committee has expressed serious concern at violence and the killing of human rights defenders in the Philippines and called on the Government to take steps to protect defenders and hold perpetrators accountable.
 
ISHR SIDE EVENTS | UN BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM
 
ISHR will be hosting a series of events at the UN's upcoming forum on business and human rights to be held in Geneva from 14 to 16 November. 

UNGA71 | ISHR SIDE EVENTS

The 71st session of the UN General Assembly is keeping our New York office busy – last week ISHR hosted three side events about how to empower environmental defenders, 'model' laws to protect human rights defenders, and what steps the UN could take to ensure recommendations were implemented. Video of the event with Michel Forst is now available.
UNGA71 | INTERACTIVE DIALOGUES

The UN’s Third Committee has been holding interactive dialogues with 55 human rights experts including special rapporteurs, independent experts, chairs of working groups and chairs of treaty bodies.  
UNGA71 | RESOLUTIONS UPDATES

The Third Committee is busy negotiating dozens of resolutions on human rights. Here's our look at some of the latest developments.
UNGA71 | HIGH COMMISSIONER ASKS THIRD COMMITTEE: WOULD WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE DEFENDERS? 
 
The High Commissioner for Human Rights has highlighted again the need to prevent reprisals and restrictions against civil society’s ability to engage with the UN.

 
UNGA71 | REPORTED KILLINGS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS, JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG 
 
The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders has presented a grim warning that documented killings of environmental defenders are likely only the tip of the iceberg of the attacks against them.

ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS | UN EXPERTS OUTLINE STATES' LEGAL OBLIGATION TO RESPECT AND PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

States have a legal obligation under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to respect and protect human rights defenders working towards the realisation of those rights, according to a groundbreaking new statement by a UN Treaty Body.
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ELECTIONS  | RUSSIA FAILS TO SECURE VOTE

The UN General Assembly did not re-elect Russia to the Human Rights Council, instead choosing Croatia and Hungary for the two available spots on the Eastern Europe slate. 
NEW UN SECRETARY GENERAL | PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS SHOULD BE AT HEART OF UN AGENDA

We offer a warm welcome to António Guterres as the 9th Secretary General of the United Nations. A group of 80 organisations earlier this year urged the next Secretary General to provide better protection for human rights defenders seeking to engage with the UN.
EGYPT | LIFT TRAVEL BANS ON COURAGEOUS HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER MOZN HASSAN

Courageous women human rights defenders in Egypt like Mozn Hassan should be celebrated, not criminalised. We've joined with other human rights organisations to call on the Government of Egypt to lift its travel ban.
 
AUSTRALIA | GOVERNMENT MUST REBUILD TRUST OF CIVIL SOCIETY SAYS UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT 
 
UN independent expert Michel Forst has called on the Government of Australia to urgently dispel civil society’s growing concerns about the ‘chilling effect’ of its recent laws, policies and actions constraining the rights of human rights defenders.
 
 
ISHR IN THE NEWS | ACTIVISM NOT A CHOICE FOR DAUGHTER OF MISSING HONG KONG BOOKSELLER
 
Our team was pleased to be able to recently help Angela Gui to address the UN Human Rights Council about her father's abduction by Chinese authorities. The USA’s National Public Radio takes a look at her story.
 
NATASHA LATIFF | HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER PROFILE
 
Natasha Latiff is a human rights defender from Afghanistan working to promote and protect the rights of women in the country. On the occasion of ISHR's June training for human rights defenders, she shared her stories and challenges. 

ISHR would like to thank Irish Aid for its generosity in making this publication possible. 

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