The World Press Freedom Day annual event organized by the UN took place in Ethiopia in recognition of the extraordinary turn around of press freedoms in the country following the election of Dr Abiy Ahmed. 110 is the position of Ethiopia on the annual global World Press …
Actor George Clooney and his wife, prominent British lawyer Amal Clooney, launch TrialWatch, an initiative to monitor courtrooms worldwide in partnership with the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, The American Bar Association, Columbia Law …
The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy brought together diverse speakers: dissidents, human rights victims, politicians and families of political prisoners from around the world to advocate for freedom, rule of law at a time of a global need for human rights advocacy. Families of innocent prisoners jailed in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and China […]
IOHR brought families of children whose parents joined militant groups in Syria to the London School of Economics to understand their plight and discuss processes put in place to bring their innocent grandchildren back home. The panel included human rights barrister Usha R Sood, former Al Qaeda member and founder of Active Change Foundation Hanif […]
IOHR and Liberal International organize an event at the Danish parliament titled “70 years on: What next for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?” Speakers included Morten Østergaard, current leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party Radikale and Zhanna Nemtsova who founded the Boris Nemtsov Foundation after her father renowned Russian opposition figure was murdered.
Counter-terrorism experts, academics and reformed extremists spoke at a conference organized by IOHR at the University of Rostock in Germany–a nation that allocated 100 million euros in 2018 to fight extremism. The focus was on the roles that women play in extremist groups such as ISIS and their reasons for joining. The right wing violent […]
IOHR brought civil society activists, exiled journalists, lawyers, and policy makers to the Swiss Press Club in Geneva to raise awareness of the unprecedented threat to human rights in Turkey. The international conference featured a special interview with award winning US journalist Lindsey Snell on her incarceration in Turkey and featured panel discussions with MEPs […]
Counter-terrorism experts, UN & EU advisors, a former extremist and academics from nine nations joined the #IOHR initiative in the UK to launch the #NotBornARadical campaign aimed at preventing radicalism and countering extremism.
IOHR organised a panel discussion in the UK Parliament to address the mass imprisonment of dual nationals in Iran Hosted by MP Graham Jones, the event featured Iranian dual national guests Maryam Malekpour, sister of detained Canadian citizen Saeed Malekpour, and former prisoner Shiva Mahbobi. Vida Mehrannia, the wife of detained Swedish-Iranian academic on death […]
IOHR organised a panel discussion in Westminster, London to call for the expansion of the UK Programme. The event featured Canadian guests Mohammed Alsaleh, a former Syrian refugee who is now a Refugee Sponsorship Trainer in Vancouver B.C. and Michelle Manks of the World University Service of Canada. UK guests included Baroness Hamwee, Chris Clements […]
IOHR participated in the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy to meet some of the world’s prominent activists, political prisoners and human rights defenders. Among the speakers discussing press freedom, arbitrary detention and future action plans were Asli Erdogan, Maryam Malekpour, Taha Siddiqui, Lam Wing-kee and Maziar Bahari, who IOHR TV were proud […]