Campaigns & Updates

This section features open letters, campaign updates, newsletters and other alerts related to the work of International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and its partners. For information on events, go here.

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has joined over 40 other NGOs in calling on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to put an end to...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has joined over 240 other civil society organizations and trade unions in signing an appeal to European leaders...

We are happy to announce that we have begun cooperating with the global civil society alliance CIVICUS on an initiative called the CIVICUS Monitor,...

When monitoring the parliamentary elections held in Georgia on 8 October 2016, three representatives of an international NGO election observation mission deployed by the...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has launched a new campaign in support of political prisoner Ilkin Rustamzada in Azerbaijan. We invite you to...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has joined 17 other NGOs in welcoming the decision by the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...

Together with 17 other NGOs, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has sent an open letter to the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency...

A new newsletter published by the NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights and International Partnership...

The OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) is Europe's largest annual human rights conference. The 2016 HDIM is taking place in Warsaw on 19-30...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has signed on to the following joint appeal issued by 26 NGOs in support of Bahraini human rights...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has joined other NGOs in expressing concern about the recent arrests of three human rights defenders and journalists...

Participate in our quick online action to support victims of torture in Central Asia and share the action with your friends To mark this year’s...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has written to Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor General and Kazakhstan’s ambassador in Belgium about the case of torture victim Rasim...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis is launching a new campaign called “Faces of Faith”, which...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has joined several other human rights NGOs in making the following statement about imprisoned Uzbekistani human rights defender...

Last week, an appeal court changed the prison sentences against Azerbaijani human rights and peace advocates Leyla and Arif Yunus into suspended sentences and...

The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) is launching a year-long campaign: Stand 4 Human Rights Defenders. HRDN is an informal group of 48...

At this year’s Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw representatives of the NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Helsinki Foundation...

Seven human rights NGOs have sent an open letter to Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor General, calling on him to ensure that a recent case of intimidation,...

Since the project “Action for Freedom from Torture” started in December 2013, the coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation...

In a letter to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, 95 lawyers from 24 countries call for the immediate and unconditional release of their colleague, human...

Today the NGO coalitions against Torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Poland), International Partnership for Human Rights (Belgium), ...

We would like to inform our readers that a new resource feature has been added to our website. This feature provides links to UN,...

The second issue of the e-newsletter published by the NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan together with the Helsinki Foundation for...

The NGO coalitions against torture in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan together with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR, Poland) and International Partnership for...

BRUSSELS -- November 11, Azerbaijan’s six-month chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Europe’s top human rights body, comes to...

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev is scheduled to visit Brussels this week and to meet with EU Commission President Manuel Barroso. In view of this,...

The following letter was sent today to a number of EU embassies in Azerbaijan by IPHR and other members of the Civic Solidarity Platform: Brussels,...

In the recent period, Tajikistani authorities have carried out a series of raids in the fight against so-called crimes against morality. These raids give...

Open Letter to Lieutenant-General Radjabali Rahmonali, Commander-in-Chief of Border Guards under the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan calls for an end to...

This interview with IPHR’s director was published at the website of Droit-Inc Québec on 12 May 2014. Available in French only. La voix des Hommes Par...

Below International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) is sharing a civil society monitoring update about the current worrisome situation in Ukraine, containing information on...

MEPs are being asked to pledge their commitment for human rights ahead of the 2014 European Parliament elections. The Human Rights and Democracy Network...

A delegation of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are visiting Uzbekistan on 28-29 October 2013 on the occasion of a meeting with Uzbek...

A leading NGO is spearheading mounting calls for EU foreign affairs supremo Catherine Ashton to raise public awareness of an "unprecedented attack" on civil...

International Partnership for Human Rights is coordinating a Civil Solidarity Platform initiative to monitor trials against NGOs in cases initiated under the 2012 "foreign agents" law...

International Partnership for Human Rights has joined nearly 40 other NGOs in calling on the European Union to take a stand against mass surveillance...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) wishes to express its solidarity with human rights defenders from Belarus and urge again the Belarus authorities to...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) has joined a petition to EU leaders to stop mass surveillance. The petition has been initiated by Index...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) is relieved that a critic of Turkmenistan's government has been released after being focibly held in a drug...

Jennifer Lopez's recent appearance at the birthday party of Turkmenistan's president not only legitimizes a corrupt and authoritarian regime, but damages her image as...

International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) welcomes the release of Turkmen pop singers Maksat Kakabaev and Murad Ovezov, who were imprisoned in February 2011....

To: President of Kazakhstan Nursultant Nazarbaev, fax number: + 7(7172) 74 55 24 Copy: General Prosecutor’s Office of Kazakhstan, fax number: + (7172) 71 26 50 Brussels, 27...

28 April 2012 To: President Nursultan Nazarbaev Minister of Foreign Affairs Erzhan Kazykhanov Minister of Internal Affairs Kalmuhanbed Kasimov General Prosecutor Askhat Daulbaev Speaker of the Senate Kairat Mami Speaker of...

17 February 2012. The International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) welcomes the long-awaited release from prison of Kazakhstani human rights defender Yevgeni Zhovtis. “It...

IPHR has co-signed letters on behalf of Mr. Azimjon Askarov, a Kyrgyz human rights defender, to Mr. Almazbek Atambaev, President of Kyrgyzstan; Ms. Catherine...

Read the interview with IPHR's director published in the April 2011 newsletter of the Délégation générale du Québec à Bruxelles.

A coalition of NGO has written an open letter to the president of Kazakhstan about Yevgeniy Zhovtis, director of Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human...

Several human rights NGOs sent a letter to Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Gunther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, in...

To: President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbaeva Cc: Minister of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Zarylbek Rysaliev,General Prosecutor of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Baibolov Brussels, 22 October 2010 Dear Madam President, I...

To: Members of the European Parliament 10 September 2010 Dear Member of the European Parliament, The organisations that are signatories of this letter wish to draw your...

To: Michel Tilemans, Director of the Directorate for Human Rights, Multilateral Relations and Humanitarian Action of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and...

Brussels, 23 April 2010 Dear Mr. General Prosecutor I’m writing to you on behalf of the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) with regard to the...

Your Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa, On behalf of International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR), a Brussels-based human rights organization, I would like to...

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. M.J.M. Verhagen P.O. Box 20061 2500 EB  The Hague 14 September 2009 Re: Conviction of Human Rights Defender Yevgeni Zhovtis in Kazakhstan Dear Mr. Verhagen, Hivos,...