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ISHR NEWS

Here you will find the latest on human rights topics and events from the worldwide network of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), as well as the ‘ISHR Newsletter’. Photo: UN Photo/Marie Frenchon

New skirmishes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's youth demonstrate for war. "End quarantine-begin war," so to read on their demo banners. 75 years after the end of the Second World War, modern, educated youth take to the streets and demand war. How is such a thing possible?

Peace Maker Program in Guatemala

Program conducted by Prison Fellowship and the International Society for Human Rights Guatemala. We hope that the Peace Maker program will prevent from violence in Guatemalan prisons. The program teaches people to negotiate peace through arbitration

The International Society for Human Rights in Guatemala

The ISHR-Guatemala fights social discrimination of Mayan children. They received a donation of 60,000 books from the Latin American Committee of ISHR- based in Miami to be distributed in rural schools in the poorest areas of Guatemala where most children are from the Maya ethnic group.

Iran: Stop arbitrary arrests and convictions of Bahá’ís

The Iranian authorities are intensifying persecution of Bahá'ís despite the ongoing health crisis during the Corona pandemic. Prison conditions make it impossible to comply with hygiene rules. Their access to medical care is also limited.

Disregard for the presumption of innocence in Ukraine

Even among high dignitaries in Ukraine: The Office of the Prosecutor General and the State Bureau of Investigation allow themselves to say that they seized a terrorist or a murderer even before the court’s decision. ISHR-represantative Anastasya Alekseyeva in interview:

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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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