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 carries out a global monitoring and investigatory role, cataloguing and responding to trade union rights violations, frequently writing to governments, trade unions and employers to express our concerns, and citing relevant local and international legal protections in support of trade union rights. We also engage with international monitoring bodies, organise trial observations, and work together with unions and human rights groups.

We report our work in IUR journal and on the ICTUR world map, and in a range of publications and actions - all aimed at promoting and defending trade union rights, and in raising awareness of these rights, and their 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.

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