International Society for Human Rights

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International Society for Human Rights
Abbreviation
ISHR
Formation1972
TypeInternational, non-governmental organization
HeadquartersFrankfurt, Germany
Members
30,000–35,000
President of the International Council
Thomas Schirrmacher
Websitewww.ishr.org
Human rights activist Joachim Gauck at a press conference of the International Society for Human Rights

The International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) (German: Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte, IGFM) is an international non-governmental, non-profit human rights organization with Participative Status with the Council of Europe. It is a member of the Liaison Committee of the Non-Governmental Organizations at the Council of Europe. The ISHR has a right to watch for the African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights. It is a friend of the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and can speak right to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

The house of the ISHR is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The organization was made in West Germany in 1972. It was named the Society for Human Rights (German: die Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte). The organization became the International Society for Human Rights in 1982, when its branches in Austria, Switzerland, the UK, and France were made. Since then it has got bigger to be made up of 47 National Sections, National Groups, Regional Committees, and Affiliated Organisations worldwide.[1][2]

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  • Jürgen Wüst: Menschenrechtsarbeit im Zwielicht. Zwischen Staatssicherheit und Antifaschismus, (Schriftenreihe Extremismus und Demokratie, 13), Bouvier, Bonn 1999, ISBN 3-416-02861-9
  • Jürgen Wüst: «Imperialistisches Menschenrechtsgeschrei». Der Kampf des MfS gegen die Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte (IGFM) und Amnesty International (AI), in: Deutschland Archiv, Nr. 3/1998, S. 418—427
  • Günter Platzdasch unter Mitwirkung von Rainer Fromm: Die sogenannte Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte Eine rechte Grauzonenorganisation Wiesbaden (Hrsg. Büro der Stadtverordnetenversammlung), 1990. Mit einem aktuellen Vorwort 2009

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