International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Name Mr Chris Sidoti
Position Director
Address P.O. Box 16, CH-1211 Geneva 20
Phone +41-22-733 51 23
Fax +41-22-733 08 26

Activity summary:

Established in 1984 by members of a variety of NGOs in Geneva, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) has been offering human rights defenders, from around the world:
analytical reports on the UN human rights mechanisms;
training on how to use the international norms and procedures; strategic advice for effective lobbying; contributions to standard-setting; practical information and logistical support to enable human rights defenders to take full advantage of international human rights law and procedures. The work of ISHR is to empower and protect human rights defenders in implementing human rights in their respective countries. Although ISHR does not normally campaign on country or individual cases, it will advise others how to and does advocate for the rights of human rights defenders