Top 5 human rights posts for 2014

26.12.2014

Throughout 2014, ISHR has brought the latest international human rights news, views and developments to over 125,000 website visitors. Here's a selection of the most popular as chosen by you, our readers and supporters, and now reprised for your festive season reading pleasure!

Throughout 2014, ISHR has brought the latest international human rights news, views and developments to over 125,000 website visitors.

Here's a selection of the most popular as chosen by you, our readers and supporters, and now reprised for your festive season reading pleasure!

  1. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights adopts a landmark resolution condemning violence and calling for an end to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, pehaps marking a turning of the tide against anahronistic laws across the continent which criminalise homosexuality and even the advocacy of LGBT rights: http://www.ishr.ch/news/african-commission-adopts-landmark-resolution-lg...
  2. The UN Human Rights Council adopts a crucial resolution on the protection of human rights defenders, calling on States to enact laws and policies to support and enable their work. The resolution also renews the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders for a term of three years: http://www.ishr.ch/news/un-human-rights-council-adopts-crucial-resolutio...
  3. Human rights advocates from around the world take a stand at the UN Human Rights Council, calling on Chinese authorities to be investigated and held accountable for the death of detained human rights defender Cao Shunli: http://www.ishr.ch/news/china-interrupts-moment-silence-cao-shunli-un-hu...
  4. ISHR releases a new film on the human cost of intimidation and reprisals against those who cooperate with the UN: http://www.ishr.ch/news/new-video-reprisals-human-cost-cooperating-unite...
  5. What are the characteristics and strategies of the most successful human rights campaigns? In a guest opinion piece, Jo Becker of Human Rights Watch examines some of the most significant international human rights campaigns over the last decade to identify the secrets of success: http://www.ishr.ch/news/jo-becker-5-ways-successful-human-rights-campaign

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