ANNUAL REPORT | CAUSE FOR HOPE DURING TIMES OF CONCERN
As we embark on a new decade, the world faces tremendous challenges, from climate change to COVID-19. There are plenty of reasons for anxiety and concern. But we see even more reasons for ambition and hope. Discover our new annual report and watch our director's message here!
COVID-19 | STATE ACTION MUST BE HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLIANT AND PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
The COVID-19 outbreak is both a global health and human rights crisis. In their efforts to effectively combat the pandemic, States must ensure compliance with international human rights law and standards. UN human rights experts have given authoritative guidance in this regard.
Staying true to our values is never more important than during times of hardship or crisis. At ISHR, there are five values driving our response to the COVID-19 global pandemic: solidarity, dynamism, alertness, wellbeing and hope.
CHINA | END DISAPPEARANCES OF HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS
ISHR welcomes ongoing attention by the UN to human rights issues in China, after experts publicly noted concerns about enforced disappearances and their impact on those promoting human rights and democracy in the country.
Together with another Programme Director – and working closely with senior programme, finance, fundraising, communications and campaign staff – this position has overall responsibility for the planning, coordination, evaluation and enhancement of ISHR’s programmatic activities. Deadline for applications: 27 April. How to apply : click here. Get more information on the position: click here.
REPRISALS | LAUNCH OF NEW ISHR STUDY ON INTIMIDATION AND ITS IMPACT ON ENGAGEMENT WITH THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM
On 12 March, in the context of our ongoing work to prevent and address reprisals and intimidation against defenders engaging with the UN system, ISHR launched a new study, ‘Intimidation and its Impact on Engagement with the UN Human Rights System: Methodological challenges and opportunities’.