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 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
  • OAK Foundation
  • The Fund for Global Human Rights
  • Instituto Clima e Sociedade

Other News

  • June 30th, 2017

    15th Colloquium | Check out the list of participants

    The meeting will be held in São Paulo from October 1st to 6th

  • May 15th, 2017

    Applications are now open for the 15th Colloquium

    We invite activists from the Global South to debate the challenges that the current context poses to human rights across the world

  • June 08th, 2015

    An overview of the 14th Colloquium

    Activists share strategies, denounce abuses and discuss the state and the future of protests

  • June 08th, 2015

    The police need to be discussed

    Day two of the Colloquium starts with a debate on the use of force in protests

  • June 08th, 2015

    The UN in the Colloquium

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

  • June 03rd, 2015

    Making democracy work

    Use of digital tools to encourage participation in politics is debated at 14th Colloquium

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