In this update, ISHR Director Phil Lynch provides an overview of key developments in the protection of human rights defenders at the national and international levels, together with insights into ISHR's most recent activities and impacts.
The Mexican State must take immediate steps to prevent and ensure accountability for threats and attacks against those work on the issue of business and human rights, the International Service for Human Rights said today.
Human rights defenders and civil society organisations said thank you and farewell to outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, at a reception in Geneva last night. Ms Pillay's term as High Commissioner ends on 31 August 2014.
An event held jointly by ISHR and Amnesty International in New York has provided a platform for States seeking election to the UN Human Rights Council to articulate and be scrutinised on their visions and commitments as members of the Council.
Navi Pillay's leadership as the world’s most prominent human rights defender has contributed to the empowerment, visibility and protection of human rights defenders all over the world, says Irish Ambassador to the UN Patricia O'Brien.