PUTTING HUMAN RIGHTS INTO FOCUS

Campaigns

Our campaigns expose tyranny and human rights violations worldwide

#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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#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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#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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News

Gaza crossfire leaves eight dead in heightened clashes

The long-protracted conflict in Gaza continues as new attacks have left seven Palestinians and one Israeli soldier dead. The exchange took place near the city of Khan Younis in the south of Gaza as an undercover Israeli intelligence operation became exposed … Read more →

20-year anniversary of the UK Human Rights Act 1998

On 9 November 2018 the UK celebrated 20 years of the Human Rights Act. The anniversary is cause for recognition, but also a reminder that it was only 20 years ago that a specific framework of human rights was incorporated into domestic law in the UK. … Read more →

Blog

From ISIL to Gilead: Women in Extremism search for Liberation

Since September 2001, the scholarly field of terrorism and violent extremism has grown exoponentially. We may understand more today about the causes and effects of extremism, but it is only recently that we have begun to realise our ignorance of gender in this field. For too long we have been … Read more →

State violence sparks racial divisions in the US

In 2018, across a range of issues, many human rights activists believe that the United States has been moving backwards. The current administration’s anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies grab global attention. However, deep and divisive issues burn at home among blacks and whites in a struggle to … Read more →

Dark Fate for Captured ISIS Brides in Iraqi Kurdistan

After several weeks of volunteering for Zhian Health Organisation, a local NGO in Iraqi Kurdistan, I was presented with the opportunity in August of 2018 to visit a women's correctional facility, which I was told had become a dumping ground for ISIS brides after the recapture of Mosul. So far … Read more →