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IOHR Launches Campaign Calling on the UK Government to Waive Children’s Citizenship Fees

On Monday 17 June, the International Observatory of Human Rights launched its campaign titled #ChildrenNotProfit in the House of Commons. The campaign urges the UK government to waive citizenship fees for children.
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Trapped in Qatar”: Hundreds of migrant workers die in Qatar in the Construction Industry

Investigative journalist and filmmaker Benjamin Best exposes the plight of Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar in his latest documentary. “Trapped in Qatar”. He uncovers the death of 1,426 Nepalese workers mainly employed in Qatar’s construction industry racing to build the …

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Iranian Activists Call on Nations to Reject Iranian State Visits and Dealings

Shiva Mahbobi – Human Rights Advocate, Spokesperson for Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran and former political prisoner speaks out against the Dutch government’s decision to invite Iranian authorities to The Netherlands for talks while other countries call for political prisoners to …

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Oxfam Ethiopia

Oxfam Country Director in Ethiopia, Gezahegn Kebede Gebrehana, describes the evolution of Oxfam’s work since it set up operations in Ethiopia in 1974 to manage the famine crisis- highlighted by Live Aid in 1985- until today, where Oxfam works to empower women and landless youths, to …

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Our campaigns expose tyranny and human rights violations worldwide


#BeARefugeeSponsor calls for the expansion and diversification of the UK Community Sponsorship resettlement scheme of Syrian refugees as the numbers of those displaced increases.

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#NotBornARadical aims at preventing radicalism and countering extremism. IOHR focus on challenges of rehabilitation and reintegration programmes and how empowering the youth is key.

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According to Reporters Without Borders, 2018 was the most dangerous year on record to be a journalist. A total of 80 were murdered, 348 were imprisoned and a further 60 were taken hostage.

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#BrexitvsYourRights. Under the current UK Withdrawal Bill to exit the European Union Bill your rights are potentially at risk. IOHR tracks the impact on your human rights and raises awareness after this historical measure.

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During President Hassan Rouhani’s tenure, Iran has failed to live up to his promise to improve human rights. Iran has jailed up to 30 dual-nationals since 2015 including 19 Europeans, 7 Americans and have used them as bargaining chips for political gains

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#ItsNotAMatch campaign aims at raising awareness against online sex trafficking by educating potential victims on the process of grooming as well as deterring this worldly crime by directly targeting online users that are exposed to potential sex victims online.

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Global Human Rights News

Mexico Detains 800 Migrants as National Guard is Deployed

As members of the National Guard began patrolling the southern border, Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants on Saturday in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months. The apprehension came as Mexico steps up efforts to reduce a surge of migrants toward the US border under pressure from … Read more →

Massive Protests in China Against New Extradition Law Turn Violent

On 10 June 2019, hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong rallied against a bill which critics fear allows China to target political opponents in the region and more than 12 people have already been arrested. The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Organisers estimate that … Read more →

Opposition to Trump’s UK Visit Grows

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are making a state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June. While Mr Trump will only be the third US president to make a state visit to the UK, he is arguably the most controversial figure and many have opposed the visit. His policies - from the executive order that restricts entry to the US from certain countries, to the wall with Mexico, and his rejection of the Paris … Read more →


The UK Home Office is holding children’s rights to ransom

The “hostile environment”; a policy that has seamlessly lurched from one controversy to the other. The brainchild of Theresa May’s time in the Home Office likely needs little introduction, but the “hostile environment” is - essentially - the idea that we can drive immigration numbers down by making the United Kingdom a horrible place for immigrants to live. The consequences have … Read more →


Waving Citizenship Fees for Children

Join the International Observatory of Human Rights in parliament during Refugee Week for an interesting panel discussion and the launch of IOHR’s campaign calling on the government to waive citizenship fees for children.

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