Theme: Human Rights

Park Slavy, in Kherson, Getty Images.

IPU Leadership statement following illegal annexations of four Ukraine regions by Russia

We support and align ourselves with the position of the United Nations, as expressed by the UN Secretary-General, in condemning the illegal annexations of four regions (Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia) of the sovereign country of Ukraine, in violation of its territorial integrity and internationally recognized borders. The UN Charter is clear: any annexation of […]

IPU President expresses strong condemnation of the illegal annexations of 4 sovereign areas of Ukraine.

IPU President condemns Russia’s illegal annexation of sovereign areas of Ukraine

In a statement released on 30 September following President Putin purporting to annex parts of the neighbouring sovereign state of Ukraine, IPU President Duarte Pacheco said on twitter “I strongly condemn the illegal annexations of 4 sovereign areas of #Ukraine. They have no legitimacy following sham referenda held under Russian force. This is a clear […]

Rwanda to host 145th IPU Assembly with focus on equality & gender-sensitive parliaments

At the invitation of the Parliament of the Republic of Rwanda, the 145th Assembly of the IPU and its related meetings will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from Tuesday, 11 to Saturday, 15 October 2022. All IPU statutory bodies, including the Governing Council, Standing Committees, Committees on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians and on Middle East Questions, […]

Phyo Zayar Thaw, a former MP who was executed. Ye Aung Thu / AFP

Following MP’s execution, IPU calls for respect for the rights of detained MPs in Myanmar

The IPU is deeply concerned by reports that the prison conditions of detained parliamentarians in Myanmar have worsened and that the military authorities have banned all prison visits. In the wake of the recent executions by the authorities of Mr. Phyo Zayar Thaw, a parliamentarian elected in 2015, and three other pro-democracy activists, the IPU […]

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022 reaffirming the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the engagement of parliaments in key multilateral processes.

New UN General Assembly resolution reinforces cooperation with IPU

A new resolution on the interaction between the United Nations, parliaments and the IPU was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 June 2022. The resolution reaffirms the commitment of the UN and the IPU to deepen the engagement of parliaments in key multilateral processes for peace, democracy, and sustainable development.. This is the latest […]

The IPU's Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration hosted by the Turkish Parliament from 20-21 June 2022 was very well organised and provided a useful opportunity to focus on the issues of global migration that affect all countries in the IPU.

UK views on the Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration held in Türkiye.

The IPU’s Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration hosted by the Turkish Parliament from 20-21 June 2022 was very well organised and provided a useful opportunity to focus on the issues of global migration that affect all countries in the IPU – whether are source, transit or destination countries for migrants.  It was opened by Turkish […]

The IPU's Global Parliamentary Conference on Migration hosted by the Turkish Parliament from 20-21 June 2022 was very well organised and provided a useful opportunity to focus on the issues of global migration that affect all countries in the IPU.

Parliamentary conference calls for stronger international solidarity to protect refugees

Some 300 parliamentarians and parliamentary staff, including 16 Speakers and Deputy Speakers, from over 50 countries convened in Türkiye on 20-21 June for a global parliamentary conference on migration, organized jointly by the IPU and the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye. The conference provided an opportunity for Members of Parliament to take stock of the […]