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The International Service for Human Rights
(ISHR) is a Geneva
- and New York
-based human rights NGO
that specializes in providing training, information and advice for defenders of human rights
worldwide. Established in 1984, ISHR provides information on both international (UN) and regional human rights law and procedures. ISHR's role is to facilitate human rights defenders' access to information and knowledge, strengthen their capacity and skills, and to offer them technical and strategic support as well as practical means to actively participate in the meetings of UN and regional human rights bodies.
In order to maximise the engagement of human rights defenders with the United Nations
and regional human rights systems, ISHR works to increase the effectiveness of these systems. In this respect, accessibility and responsiveness to human rights defenders is key. ISHR reaches this goal by carrying out advocacy
, developing policies and promoting specific strategies that aim to strengthen the mechanisms for the protection of human rights defenders as well as the United Nations and regional systems
ISHR's mission is to support the engagement of human rights defenders with the United Nations and regional human rights systems. In turn, ISHR also aims to make these systems more effective, more accessible to human rights defenders, and more responsive to their concerns.
ISHR's vision is a world where the UN and regional human rights systems... Read More