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FIDH News

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Complex: Bureaucracy, Political Influence, Civil Liberties

FIDH (New York) In a new report released on September 26th, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) describes how the effectiveness of the United Nations (UN) and its member states in the fight against […]

Thursday 5 October 2017

Antoine Bernard is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of the FIDH International Secretariat

FIDH Antoine established and steered the International Secretariat, playing a fundamental role in the development and expansion of FIDH. Under his guidance, the organisation engaged in innovative and pioneering operations in the world of defending […]

Thursday 14 September 2017

Adilur Rahman Khan; Prominent human rights defender detained ahead of death penalty conference

The Observatory has been informed with great concern about the arbitrary arrest in Kuala Lumpur of Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of the human rights non-governmental organisation Odhikar, also a member of OMCT General Assembly and FIDH Vice-President.

Thursday 20 July 2017

50th Anniversary of Israel’s Military Occupation of Palestine

Position of Human Rights Organizations on the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s Military Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip On the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and […]

Tuesday 6 June 2017

IRAN: Briefing Note on the Repression of Trade Unionists

Repression and harassment of trade unionists and workers in Iran is part of a systematic denial of the most basic rights of workers , who are subjected to discriminatory and politically motivated laws and a judicial system that is set to silence independent labour movements and other dissidents.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

BAHRAIN: Appeal to release Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and concern over their deteriorating health

His Majesty Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa,King of BahrainFax: +973 176 64 587 CC. His Excellency Lieutenant General Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa Minister of InteriorEmail: info@interior.gov.bh His Excellency Sheikh Khaled Bin Ahmad Al […]

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Going backwards: The death penalty in Southeast Asia

FIDH Over the past year, Southeast Asia has witnessed significant setbacks with regard to the abolition of the death penalty, FIDH said in a new report published today, on the occasion of the 14th World […]

Friday 3 March 2017

Declaration of the FIDH Congress in solidarity with human rights defenders at risk

The 39th FIDH Congress, meeting in Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa) from 25 to 27 August 2016, wishes to express its solidarity and its support with human rights defenders who, across the planet, are subjected to harassment, attacks, repression and criminalization for promoting human rights [1].

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Terror attack in Kabul: civilian deaths rise as impunity prevails, Press release FIDH- Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA

FIDH and its member organisation in Afghanistan Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA Press Release Kabul, Paris, 20 April 2016 – FIDH and its member organisation in Afghanistan Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA strongly condemn the heinous terrorist attack that took place […]

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Iran: “The economic sanctions must be lifted as completely and rapidly as possible”

Interview with Karim Lahidji, FIDH President, following the 14 July 2015 agreement between Iran and the “P 5 + 1” (United States, Russia, China, France, United Kingdom and Germany) on the Iranian nuclear programme.

Tuesday 28 July 2015