International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
The Strategic and Action Plan identified six strategic priorities for ISHR's work: 1) Contribute to the empowerment of human rights defenders and promote the development, use and effectiveness of international, regional and national mechanisms for their protection; 2) Promote the use and effectiveness of international human rights law and mechanisms, including the UN Security Council, the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and the Special Procedures and human rights treaty bodies, and an understanding of how these mechanisms influence the realisation of human rights; 3) Promote the use and effectiveness of regional human rights law and mechanisms and the cross-fertilisation of experiences across international and regional human rights systems, 4) Collaborate with national human rights institutions in strengthening and building their capacity, especially in effectively protecting human rights defenders, and in enhancing their use by human rights defenders and their links with international and regional human rights mechanisms; 5) Facilitate strategic collaboration among human rights non-government organisations and their participation in international and regional mechanisms; 6) Carry out advocacy and developing policy on issues that affect human rights protection systems and the work of human rights defenders where there is an identified need and our participation adds value.
The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is one of the few organisations providing information, strategic advice, liaison, coordination and advocacy services, training and other support to human rights defenders, human rights non-government organisations and key national human rights institutions to facilitate their access to international and regional human rights mechanisms.
- Civil Society
- Human Rights
- Local Governance
- Capacity and development training
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Policy advice
- Research and policy development
- Technical assistance