Monitoring and interventions

Trade unionists are human rights defenders. They hold powerful forces to account, including governments, employers, transnational capital, and landowners.

In many countries trade unionists live under threat of retaliation, and are at risk of dismissal, harassment, and serious attacks on their personal security, and civil liberties. In some countries they face arrest, threats, kidnapping, violence, and even murder. Their organisations may face interference, heavy fines and criminal and civil punishments.

ICTUR exists to promote, defend, and extend trade union rights, and to investigate, respond to, and raise awareness of violations.


The International Centre for Trade Union Rights

Established in 1987, ICTUR is a non-profit organisation
based in London, promoting international trade
union rights through research and advocacy services.

UCATT House, 177 Abbeville Road, London SW4 9RL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7498 4700 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7498 0611
Email: ictur@ictur.org / Web: www.ictur.org