08/03/2017-FIDH- For International Women’s Day, FIDH produced a video clip in several languages to illustrate the scope and diversity of mobilisation currently underway. The song “Stood up” by John Hiatt is performed by Angélique Kidjo. The daily threats and attacks on women’s rights around the world are being met with new and unprecedented initiatives. No more complacency; it is time for action.
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Declaration of FIDH and more than 100 Member and Partner Organisations (List below)
19.09.2016 (New York, Paris) FIDH welcomes the unprecedented initiative by the United Nations General Assembly to hold a world summit on Refugees and Migrants on 19 September to discuss a “more humane and coordinated approach” to migration. It urges Heads of State and government to use this opportunity to take concrete actions to protect the rights of refugees and migrant persons.
22-04-2016-FIDH- Letter addressed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
Mr. High Commissioner,
I am writing to request your urgent attention to the plight of Iranian prisoners of conscience and political prisoners, and in particular prisoners who are denied proper medical treatment.
03.08.2016 – All throughout their lives, women and girls must face various types of discrimination that greatly compromise their future prospects. During this International Women’s Rights Day, FIDH will be highlighting this sad fact in a video made by Agence Babel, with the voice of American film maker Randa Haines. FIDH reminds us that the struggle is not just for a day, and calls for actions to continue daily so that women’s rights can progress.
In the face of terrorism, ensuring security for all requires rigorous respect for freedoms and consistent policies
21.11.2015 – (Paris) In recent days, appalling acts of terrorism have been carried out notably in Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and France, affecting civilian victims of many different nationalities. FIDH and its member organisations have voiced their immense distress, condemned these barbaric and cowardly crimes and expressed their condolences to the victims’ families. At the same time, they have drawn on tragic and countless lessons learned from their lengthy experience to warn of the potentially dramatic consequences of ramping up security.
IRAN: Ongoing harassment against prominent human rights defenders Nargess Mohammadi, Mahdieh Golrou and Mohammad Seifzadeh
Paris-Geneva, January 21, 2015 – The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), deplores the continuing harassment against prominent human rights defenders Nargess Mohammadi, Mahdieh Golrou and Mohammad Seifzadeh in Iran.
UN : The Human Rights Council should create a new special procedure on the right to privacy in the digital age
September 13, 2014- In the context of discussions held at HRC 27 on “the right to privacy in the digital age”, FIDH advocates for the creation by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) of a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy.
Iran: Open Letter to the European Union High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Paris, 22 July 2014 – Subject: Imminent risk of execution of juvenile offenders in Iran
Dear Ms Ashton,
FIDH wishes to bring to your attention the cases of Mr. Rasoul Holoumi, aged 22, and Ms. Razieh Ebrahimi, aged 21, both sentenced to death in 2010 for crimes committed when they were minors. These two young people are at risk of imminent execution, in contradiction with international law and human rights principles.
2014-07-03- The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in the Iran.