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IOHR’s short film “Ethiopia: A New Dawn for Press Freedom” to be screened at Lift-Off’s First-Time Filmmakers Film Festival

“Ethiopia: A New Dawn for Press Freedom” a short film produced by The International Observatory of Human rights has been selected to be screened at Lift-Off’s prestigious First-Time Filmmakers Sessions June 2020. Produced by the International Observatory of Human Rights, this short documentary tells the story of press freedom in Ethiopia, from the times of… … Read more →

More than 100 international human rights organizations and individuals join forces and sign open letter to save 4 journalists from the death penalty in Yemen

Open letter with over 100 international signatories calling for freedom for four Yemeni journalists sentenced to death on 11 April 2020 by Houthi court in Sana’a, Yemen. IOHR releases special report by journalist monitoring the unlawful trial on the ground in Yemen. IOHR previews exclusive footage of interviews with relatives and witnesses of Houthi brutality… … Read more →

IOHR partners with Press Emblem Campaign to consider the future of human rights in Turkey prior to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review 3rd Cycle

The International Observatory of Human Rights teamed up with the Press Emblem Campaign to host a discussion to coincide with the UN’s Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Turkey and to highlight the unprecedented threat to human rights in Turkey. The discussion was convened at the Palais des Nations, United Nations in Geneva.… … Read more →

IOHR partners with the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) to consider the future of Human Rights funding on Human Rights Day

The International Observatory of Human Rights teamed up with the United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) to host a roundtable discussion to celebrate Human Rights Day 2019 which year marks the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This round table was convened at Carmelite Chambers in London to discuss human rights funding allocation… … Read more →

‘Ethiopia: A New Dawn for Press Freedom?’ airs on IOHRTV capturing the country’s journey and struggle for freedom of expression

The International Observatory of Human Rights launches a new documentary ‘Ethiopia: A New Dawn for Press Freedom? The documentary follows the journey of Press Freedom in Ethiopia – from being one of the worst jailers of journalists to the recent reforms made by the Ethiopian Government The documentary includes first time interviews from previously jailed… … Read more →

IOHR celebrates the work of the UN on UN Day

IOHR joins the UN Day celebrations of the UN Association in London at a reception for their campaign #TOGETHERBAND. Mr Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights to receive an award for his services to the UN IOHR attends the UN Refugee Agency global High-Level Segment on Statelessness and the Nansen Award ceremony in Geneva… … Read more →

Labour MP Sir George Howarth backs IOHR’s Citizenship Fees Reform Campaign

Sir George Howarth urges campaigners to fight for reform of citizenship application process declaring: “It can be done!” International Observatory of Human Rights campaign to scrap the application fee, which is currently £1,012 per child Nigerian student Michelle Ezeuko, 19, tells Labour Party Conference how she is priced out of a passport, despite having lived… … Read more →

MP Tom Brake backs IOHR campaign launched at the Liberal Democrats party conference calling for the reform of the amount UK charges children to apply for citizenship

Tom Brake MP says ending policy of profiteering from child citizenship applications has ‘unanimous support’ International Observatory of Human Rights are campaigning to scrap the application fee, which is currently 1,012 per child Kosovan refugee Erlisa Dajci, 22, told audience at Lib Dem conference: “citizenship deprivation stole my childhood” 17th September 2019, Bournemouth Liberal Democrat… … Read more →

Official Media Sponsor of the World Conference on Statelessness, IOHR calls for Appointment of a UN Special Envoy to handle the Global Crisis

What: IOHR was the official media sponsor of the World Conference on Statelessness When: 26 – 28 June 2019 Where: The Hague, The Netherlands The International Observatory of Human Rights was the official media sponsor of the global Conference on Statelessness in the Hague; home of the International Court of Justice. This conference brought together… … Read more →

Labour MP Lloyd Russell – Moyle Joins IOHR Campaign to Ban Government Profiteering on Child Citizenship Applications

  Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP hosts launch of #ChildrenNotProfit campaign in partnership with the International Observatory of Human Rights Panellists were joined by families of refugees who have been forced to pay thousands of pounds for citizenship forms IOHR director Valerie Peay called on the next Prime Minister to end the practice of profiteering from vulnerable… … Read more →

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