International Human Rights Colloquium

The Colloquium is changing. To guarantee a more innovative and inclusive process, the event will now be held every two years and will be preceded by a series of regional preparatory meetings.

The next edition of this international event, traditionally held in São Paulo, will take place in the second half of 2017.
The Colloquium, whose origin coincides with the foundation of Conectas, has been held every year since 2001. Over the course of these years, it has been attended by more than 1,500 participants from 80 countries and has become one of the world’s largest and most traditional human rights conferences. Its primary objective is to promote integration between human rights organizations and activists from the Global South - a goal that will be strengthened and expanded under the new format.
The Coloquium is made possible by the generous support of:
  • Channel Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • The Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • OAK Foundation

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  • May 15th, 2017

    Applications are now open for the 15th Colloquium

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  • June 08th, 2015

    The police need to be discussed

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  • June 08th, 2015

    The UN in the Colloquium

    In a simulation of the Human Rights Council, participants vote on the resolution on protests

  • May 27th, 2015

    Right to protest

    In a debate on the right to protest, activists share cases of violations

  • May 26th, 2015

    The state of protests

    From Taksin square to Ferguson, what the demonstrations have in common

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