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China moves towards total alignment

The principle of "one country, two systems" is a hollow phrase. According to the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), the decision of the Chinese People's Congress to enact a so-called security law, shows that Hong Kong's freedoms will soon become a thing of the past.

Report on Semilleros and Peace Makers in Venezuela

Our Peace Makers programs has managed to have an impact on the population of children and adolescents in the country of Venezuela. It is currently held in 13 venezuelan states with 211 churches, 7 educational institutions. 1,702 adults committed to working with children and adolescents.

The International Society for Human Rights in Colombia

ISHR Colombia works with organizations such as Fundacion Cristiana Nueva Generacion in Medellin and with Educational Institutions, schools and churches in different cities in Colombia to carry out programs that help the reintegration of these girls into the Colombian society.

Does Corona interfere with Putin’s New Coup d’ État?

Does Corona turn politics into satire? Not at all, even if it sounds like it. PhD – Carmen Krusch, head of the Eastern Europe section of the International Society for Human Rights, takes a stand on developments and dangers that require our full attention, with a serious wink.

Cuba: Over 100 people on hunger strike

Hundreds of Cubans started fasting for three days. They are calling for the freedom of all political prisoners in Cuba and the end of state repression. One of the central demands concerns Roberto Quiñones, who was arrested eight months ago after reporting on the lawsuit against a couple of pastors.

Ex-Muslim arrested for blasphemy

Frankfurt am Main/Abuja, 29 April 2020 - Mubarak Bala, President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested by the police in Kaduna on charges of blasphemy. The arrest of the former Muslim followed a petition by Muslim lawyers to the police commissioner in Kano state, reports the ISHR.


Schirrmacher visits Memorial Hall in Nanjing

The President of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), Thomas Schirrmacher, visited the Memorial Hall for the victims of the Massacre of the Japanese invaders 1937/1938 in Nanjing (China).

Guest lecture on human trafficking at the University of Cologne

The President of the International Council of the International Society for Human Rights, Thomas Schirrmacher, gave a lecture on “Human Trafficking – The Return of Slavery” in Lecture Hall XII of the University of Cologne at the invitation of the student association ‘campus connect’.


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