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The UN Special Rapporteur on Slavery highlights the deep-rooted and intersecting forms of discrimination as main causes of contemporary forms of slavery affecting minorities

At the 51st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council, Mr Tomoya Obokata, the Special Rapporteur on Slavery, will present his report focusing on the Contemporary forms of slavery affecting persons belonging to ethnic, […]

Recommendations for the 51st Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

IDSN has issued the following recommendations for the consideration of UN member states at the 51st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

 

August 19th, 2022|United Nations|

EU meeting with Ahmed Shaheed, the current UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief

In June, IDSN and a group of other civil society organisations met with Ahmed Shaheed, the current Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and Belief, in Brussels. Mr Shaheed was in Brussels to meet […]

July 18th, 2022|European Union, United Nations|

Joint submission to the CERD Committee on the right to health

The Sexual Rights Initiative, National Council of Women Leaders (NCWL), Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network (DHRDNet), AWID, Her Rights Initiative (HRI) and IDSN have worked together to create a submission to the Committee on […]

July 15th, 2022|Health, India, United Nations|

Recommendations for the 50th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council

IDSN has issued the following recommendations for the consideration of UN member states at the 50th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

 

July 13th, 2022|United Nations|

Leave no-one behind: Addressing business-related human rights issues and exclusion of communities on the basis of caste and descent

IDSN and the UN OHCHR Minority section brought together an experts’ round table discussion to mark the 30th Anniversary of the UN Minority mandate. It was an incredibly rewarding two hours of discussion and […]

July 6th, 2022|Human Rights Defenders, United Nations|

UN Expert on Extreme Poverty Presents his Visit Report to Nepal, highlighting his concerns about Dalits and their susceptibility to poverty

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Olivier de Schutter, presented to the Human Rights Council his visit report to Nepal, which took place from 29 November to 9 December 2021. His visit was […]

June 29th, 2022|United Nations|

European Dalit Solidarity networks meet in Copenhagen to chart out future strategies for collaboration

IDSN was delighted to welcome representatives from Dalit Solidarity Networks in Germany, UK, Finland and Norway to Copenhagen for a two-day meeting from 8-9 February. IDSN International Associate Arisa from The Netherlands also took […]

March 22nd, 2022|Solidarity Networks|

Champion of tribal (and Dalit) rights dies following imprisonment

Father Stan Swamy, 84, a courageous and dedicated campaigner for the rights of India’s indigenous Adivasi community, has died from Covid-19 complications. He had been imprisoned on terrorism charges since October 2020.

A powerful […]

July 7th, 2021|Access to justice, Human Rights Defenders, India|

Dalit activists highlight caste discrimination at the European Development Days 2021 IDSN stand

This year the European Development Days from 15 – 16 June 2021 brought together thousands of participants from around the world, all completely digitally. The theme, which was carried over from 2020, centred on […]

June 24th, 2021|European Union|