Human Rights & Refugees
QUNO works with UNHCR on a range of refugee protection issues, in particular relating to conscientious objection to military service and to those fleeing conflict or violence.
Issues around the right of conscientious objection to military service.
Raising awareness about children with parents in prison, the problems they face and possible solutions, for both children living in prison with a parent and children remaining in the community.
Promoting recognition of the rights and needs of women in detention, primarily through implementation of the UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules).
QUNO works with the UN Human Rights Council, seeking ways to strengthen the Council’s work in promoting and protecting human rights.
QUNO provides support for Quaker work for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, including promoting dialogue between governments and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.