International Society for Human Rights


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About International Society for Human Rights

The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) and its national branches are independent non-governmental human rights organizations which base their work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. The ISHR seeks to promote international understanding and tolerance in all areas of culture and society. The ISHR acts on the philosophy that the realization of human rights and the improvement of social conditions cannot be pursued thorugh use of force. ISHR was founded in order to support individuals who share this principle and, consequently, seek to claim their rights in a non-violent manner. ISHR operates as a membership organization with approximately 30.000 members in 38 countries worldwide. ISHR has Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Associated Status with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and Participative Status with the European Council.

Work area

Advocacy, Education, Campaigns


Country Offices

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Benin, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Kosovo, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mali, Moldova, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan


Founded: 1972
Location (HQ): Germany
Scope: Global
Focus area: All human rights

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About the author

Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.