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Our campaigns expose tyranny and human rights violations worldwide

#BeARefugeeSponsor

#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

#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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#BrexitvsYourRights

#BrexitvsYourRights reminds us that the countdown to 29 March 2019 when the UK exits the European Union has entered the final run. IOHR will be tracking the impact on your human rights.

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#FreeRouhaniHostages

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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#FreeTurkeyMedia

Press freedom watchdogs described Turkey as the worst jailer of journalists with more than two-hundred reporters and media professionals unjustly detained. President Erdoğan shut dozens of media outlets after ratifying an emergency decree in 2016.

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#WorkWellRefugees

IOHR works with various NGOs to influence policymakers and the Home Office to provide a clearer and simpler set of processes for both refugees and businesses to follow in order to guarantee more inclusion of refugees in the UK workplace.

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Global Human Rights News

Nazanin starts hunger strike in response to Iran spy demands

The British-Iranian charity worker who has been jailed for 1,000 days has now started hunger strike in response to escalating pressure to become a spy for Iran. Her husband Richard revealed in a press conference at the Frontline Club in London, that as of … Read more →

Sudan: In fourth week of clashes police fire tear gas leaving 40

In what marks the fourth week of protests in a growing movement against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, police fired tear gas at crowds of protestors in Khartoum on 13 January. Protestors were chanting “peace peace” and “revolution is the people’s choice” but despite … Read more →

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Stand by for transmission: IOHR launches first human rights TV

A packed Frontline Club, the mecca for journalists and activists alike, in central London on Tuesday night saw the International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) marking its one-year anniversary as well as its new partnership with netgem.tv. This joint venture will produce the very first … Read more →

Syrian Refugees May Freeze to Death

More than 11,000 children living in camps in northern Syria have been affected by torrential rains that have caused floods and washed away tents. Unusually severe winter weather and storms have brought chaos to camps in Syria’s Idlib province as well as to sites in Lebanon as they are left devastated. Aid workers warn there is a real risk people will … Read more →

Human Trafficking – The Industry of Stealing Freedom for Profit

Earlier this week, Cyntoia Brown was granted full clemency by the Governor of Tennessee and released after serving 15 years in prison for having shot and killed a man who bought her for sex in 2006. Cyntoia, now 30, was a child victim of sex trafficking which unfortunately is just one facet of a globalised multi-billion dollar industry: human … Read more →

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