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At the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Clore House, Russell Square, London we present:

Thursday 30th June 5:45 pm

American human rights lawyer David Matas and human rights defender and China watcher Ethan Gutmann present a  short documentary film on an alleged forced organ removal programme of China against dissidents and take questions.

Events this year:

 24th May 2016 Institute of Advanced Legal Studies:  Mr Michael Strauss of the Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques in Paris . His talk is on "Practical Challenges of Distinguishing Between Civilians and Combatants in Armed Conflict." A topic of searing relevance to today's conflicts and war zones. A very well illustrated and illuminating lecture.

See his biography HERE

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At the University of Westminster - 5th May 6.30pm 
Gender Violence, Conflict Minerals and the DR of Congo
Charlotte Simon - Mothers of Congo
Dr Eirin Mobbeck
Robin March - Universal Peace Foundation

Monday 18th April - Dr Olivier Ribbelink of the Asser Institute, The Hague. His talk is about the legal status of gold that was lent by a Crimean museum to an Amsterdam museum just before the Russian takeover. Where should the gold go now? (The Case of the "Sythian Gold"). A truly fascinating lecture.

See his biography HERE

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Both are highly entertaining and well presented lectures. Please pass on the word.

Click HERE for IALS location. No registration requirements - all welcome.


SIHRG Autumn events:

5th October 6.30pm at IALS James Thornton of Client Earth and Nicola MacBean of Rights Practice on "China - Progress on the Environment, Regression on Human Rights".

24th November - Dominic Grieve MP QC - topic to be announced.


We stage again our UN human rights enforcement machinery training with Dr Nazila Ghanea of Oxford University:

Click here to Register Your Interest in the October UN HR training event.



SIHRG has a comprehensive suite of online Guides to international human rights law. CLICK HERE to access the Guides, now for free.




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UN Wire:29th July 2016 : CLICK HERE

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights overview of global human rights situation 10th March 2016 - Click HERE

UN Civil Society Update  25th July 2016

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SIHRG observers have completed a trial observation of two Burmese migrants on trial on the island of Koh Samui Thailand for the murder of two British citizens in September 2014. The verdict of guilty and death penalties was delivered on Christmas Eve 2015. The REPORT is available HERE.

The FINAL REPORT of Trial Observers from SIHRG was published in June 2015 on proceedings against Egyptian civil society activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah. This report was drawn to the attention of Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron in a letter from the President of EuroMed Rights timed to co-incide with the visit of Egypt President el-Sisi in November 2015. See the letter HERE

CLICK HERE for the original EMHRN press release and link to the Report

On 23rd February 2015 Alaa Abd El-Fatah was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.