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
During a peaceful sit-in strike in front of a police station, the well-known Cuban professor Omara Ruiz Urquiola was brutally beaten by a police motorcycle patrol on November 13th, as reported by the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR).
There is a danger that the Belarusian topic will finally go off the radar since the West has its own current news: elections in the USA, the coronavirus, local protests in Poland, and others. Plus, foreign journalists from Belarus were expelled and deprived of their accreditations. Who will write from the scene?
Belarus, 31 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The German section of the ISHR reminds the famous words of Mikhail Gorbachev and says to the President of Belarus: “Mr. Lukashenko, you are clearly late!”
Absurd looking pictures from Minsk: Dictator Aleksandr Lukashenka met with about twelve political prisoners in the KGB prison for talks. The power over published pictures and the staging was of course Lukaschenka’s.
The pandemic continuous to provide challenges each and every day. It impacts on our daily lives – especially in countries where Freedom of Expression and human rights are treated badly. Some political leaders even try to take advantage of the lockdown prosecuting opposition party members and continue shrinking spaces for civil society.
The ISHR would like to express its sincere condolences on the death of Gozel Bayramli. She was an human rights activst in Azerbaijan, who was greatly respected by her colleagues for her bravery and accomplishments.
In a letter to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and the President of the Republic of Armenia, Armen Vardanovich Sargsyan, the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) has expressed its concern about the renewed military confrontation between the two countries.
The Corona virus pandemic completely changed society and changed the pattern and behavior of individuals within society, including the pattern of NGOs working way and humanitarian aid, for that we are as Iraqi section of IGFM kept work on awareness raising and advocacy for human rights through media and participation of online conferences and debates, below are some activities.
The current International and local outlook in Human Rights has continued to deteriorate. While the aftermath of many conflicts Internationally continues to create enormous numbers of refugees Worldwide Australia’s response continues to be very harsh.
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’.
The purpose of the visit was to support Moldovan human rights activists, including the members of the Moldovan Section of the ISHR, as well as on-site study of the state of human rights in the Republic of Moldova, including the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria).
The President of the International Council of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) and author of the book ‘Human Trafficking’ has sought out brick factories near Lahore, Pakistan where slaves working under the most degrading conditions are producing bricks.