Who we are

ICTUR’s membership includes trade unions, human rights organisations, research institutes and lawyers’ associations around the world. Worldwide, more than 50 national level organisations are affiliated to ICTUR.

ICTUR is a non-governmental organisation (‘NGO’) that has accredited status with the UN ECOSOC and the ILO Special List of INGOs. It aims:

• To defend and extend the rights of trade unions and trade unionists worldwide;

• To collect information and increase awareness of trade union rights and their violations;

• To carry out its activities in the spirit of the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation Conventions and appropriate international treaties.

ICTUR was formed in 1987. More on our history is available here.


ICTUR's work is implemented by the Director, supervised by the Executive Committee, and subject to regular review and discussion at ICTUR's annual Administrative Council meeting, ususually held in Geneva each summer.


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.

Can Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street,
London, SE1 4YR, UK
Email: ictur@ictur.org / Web: www.ictur.org