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- The AAAS Directory of Human Rights Resources on the Internet
is an initiative of the Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Directory provides descriptions and links to hundreds of human rights organizations worldwide on the Internet.
- Amnesty International/International Secretariat
- Amnesty International Refugees
- Amnesty International Women
- Anti-Slavery International
is the oldest human rights organisation in the world. It was responsible for the abolition of slavery within the British Empire in 1833 and was set up in its present form in 1839 to carry the fight to other parts of the world. (English,French)
- Database United Nations Human Rights Treaties
Bayefsky.com was designed for the purpose of enhancing the implementation of the human rights legal standards of the United Nations. Accessibility to UN human rights norms by individuals everywhere is fundamental to their successful realization.
easy-to-use organization of all material of the UN human rights treaty system BY STATE;
the organization of all material of the UN human rights treaty system BY THEME OR SUBJECT MATTER;
all discussions and concluding observations on states parties from the commencement of the treaty system in the early 1970's;
clear organization of all of the decisions on individual cases in tables, by state, and by article of the treaty;
detailed guidance about how to use the complaint option of the treaty system, including forms, addresses, flow charts, checklists and consideration of choosing a forum
The site is free of charge. Feedback and suggestions are welcome.
An International Human Rights Database Dedicated to completing the pioneering work in human rights information of Diana Vincent-Daviss
- The Digital Freedom Network.
DFN promotes the use of the Internet to advance free speech and human rights around the world. An international organization, DFN publishes material written by human rights activists on its Web site. DFN gives dissidents a direct voice to the world through the Internet.
- Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide
Our aim is to single out the Righteous wherever they may be, from the Holocaust to the gulags, from the history of the Armenian genocide to the Bolivian massacres, from Pol Pot's "killing fields" to Rwanda, Argentina, Chile, Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor...
- Human Rights Foundation
The Human Rights Foundation seeks to investigate and document human rights abuses worldwide and to disseminate this information widely so that appropriate action can be taken by various activists civil society.
- Human Rights Internet
Founded in 1976, HRI is a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. Launched in the U.S., HRI has its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. From Ottawa, HRI communicates by phone, fax, mail and the information highway with more than 5,000 organizations and individuals around the world working for the advancement of human rights. A key objective of the organization is to support the work of the global non-governmental community in its struggle to obtain human rights for all. To this end, HRI promotes human rights education, stimulates research, encourages the sharing of information, and builds international solidarity among those committed to the principles enshrined in the International Bill of Human Rights.
Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems International is an open-ended network where organisations can participate in various ways: Task Forces, training courses etc. HURIDOCS does not have a formal membership structure, but it has contacts with organisations in more than 150 countries. The main focus of HURIDOCS is to strengthen the information handling capacities of organisations in developing countries.
INTERIGHTS is a UK-registered charity established in 1982. It aims to enforce human rights through law, providing protection and redress, in particular regions and on issues of strategic focus; to strengthen human rights jurisprudence and mechanisms through the use of international and comparative law; and to empower legal partners and promote their effective use of law to protect human rights. It supports lawyers, judges, NGOs and victims on the ground by tailoring activities in response to the needs of each group and region. It works across the developing and developed world, with regional programmes in Africa, Europe, South Asia and the Commonwealth, and cross-cutting thematic programmes focusing on equality, liberty and security and economic, social and cultural rights.
- Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is the leading international body monitoring conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide.
Through its work, the Centre contributes to improving national and international capacities to protect and assist the millions of people around the globe who have been displaced within their own country as a result of conflicts or human rights violations.
At the request of the United Nations, the Geneva-based IDMC runs an online database providing comprehensive information and analysis on internal displacement in some 50 countries. Based on its monitoring and data collection activities, the Centre advocates for durable solutions to the plight of the internally displaced in line with international standards. The IDMC also carries out training activities to enhance the capacity of local actors to respond to the needs of internally displaced people (IDPs). In its work, the Centre cooperates with and provides support to local and national civil society initiatives.
- The International Catholic Migration Commission
ICMC is an organization that works in the area of forced migration, and serves uprooted people. It responds to the immediate needs of refugees, internally displaced persons and forced migrants, and focuses on the most vulnerable within these populations. At the same time, ICMC works for more durable solutions: return, reintegration and resettlement. ICMC celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2001. The President is Prof. Stefano Zamagni from Italy, and the Secretary General is William Canny from the USA.
- The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
ICNL is an international organization whose mission is to facilitate and support the development of civil society and the freedom of association on a global basis. ICNL, in cooperation with other international, national, and local organizations, provides technical assistance for the creation and improvement of laws and regulatory systems that permit, encourage, and regulate the NGO sector in countries around the world. ICNL maintains a documentation center for laws, regulations, self-regulatory materials, and other relevant documents, it provides relevant training and education, and it conducts research relevant to strengthening and improving laws for NGOs.
- The International Federation of Iranian Refugees
(IFIR) is committed to organizing the protests of Iranian refugees and asylum seekers in support of political and social campaigns which: defend refugee and human rights; expose the Islamic Republic of Iran; reveal the progressive and modern character of Iranian refugees in contrast to usual negative and reactionary portrayals; create a progressive environment among Iranians abroad; and place this force alongside the progressive forces in their countries of residence.
- International Peace Bureau
The IPB is the world's oldest and most comprehensive international peace federation, bringing together people working for peace in many different sectors: not only pacifists but also women's, youth, labour, religious, political and professional bodies.
IPB was founded in 1892 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1910. It has 170 member
organizations, both internationals and national/local groups in over 40 countries.
the International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights, was established in 1982 to provide leadership in the development of legal protection for human rights and freedoms through the effective use of international and comparative human rights law. Through our work we help judges, lawyers, practitioners, non- governmental organisations and victims with the practical application of international and comparative human rights law in national, regional and international courts and tribunals.
- Refugees International
Founded in 1979 in response to the forced repatriation of thousands of Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees, Refugees International provides early warning in crises of mass exodus. It seeks to serve as the advocate of the unrepresented -- the refugee.
- UN Human Rights
Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation is an international organisation created by nations and peoples around the world who are not represented as such in the world's principal international organisations, such as the United Nations.
- Human Rights Education Associates.
HREA is an a-political, non-profit organisation whose main mission is to support efforts aimed at introducing human rights concepts and values into educational curricula and teaching practices.
- Human rights in action
1998 is the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the modern standard for justice and freedom for every man, woman, and child across the globe. To commemorate this event, the United Nations CyberSchoolBus has put together an interactive educational project that explores this important document.
- Human rights server, Germany
- Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
- The Human Rights Web
- Institute for Global Communications
- International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents. A secretariat based in Vienna, commonly referred to as "the IHF", supports and provides liaison among thirty-nine member "Helsinki committees" and associated human rights groups, and represents them at the international political level. The IHF also has direct links with individuals and groups supporting human rights in countries where no Helsinki committees exist.
- Links2Go: Human Rights
Links and topics related to Human Rights
- Madre International women's human rights organization
international NGO that promotes human rights and development through the Internet. The site, which is comprised of OneWorld content as well as information from
more than 1500 OneWorld partners, is the largest in the world featuring news and resources related to human rights and development.
The World Organisation Against Torture is the world's largest network of human rights organisations fighting against all forms of torture, cruel inhuman or degrading treatment, forced disappearances and summary execution.
- The Society for Threatened Peoples
non profit Human Rights Organisation to promote the Human Rights of religious and ethnic minorities and Indigenous Peoples with consultative status as NGO at the United Nations ECOSOC. (English and German)
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- UNHCR Refugees Daily News
- Universal declaration of human rights translated to all languages
- University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Asia & Pasific
North & South America & Carribean
- Derechos Human Rights in North America
- Derechos Humanos en Latinoamérica
- Latin American Human Rights Resources
- El Proyecto Desaparecidos/The Project Disappeared.
El Proyecto Desaparecidos es un proyecto de diversos organismos y activistas de derechos humano para mantener la memoria y alcanzar la justicia. Es un lugar donde poder conocer y recordar a las víctimas del terrorismo de estado en América Latina y el mundo.
The Project Disappeared is an attempt by diverse human rights organizations and activists to keep the memory of the disappeared alive and search for justice. It is a place to get to know and to remember the victims of State terrorism in Latin America and the world.
- For the Record 1998:
Human Rights in the UN system This is the second year that Human Rights Internet, in partnership with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), is publishing the annual report, For the Record: The United Nations Human Rights System. The report is a summary of the human rights documentation produced, and the human rights activities undertaken, by the United Nations, from 1 January to 31 December, 1998, organized by country as well as thematically.
- Global Exchange
Global Exchange is a non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.
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- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- United States
Europe, Russia & Near East
focuses on all matters that concern people seeking asylum, together with a directory of hundreds of online resources relating to: asylum and refugees, conflict, country data, court cases. deportation, detention, discrimination, funding, gender, government, human rights, human trafficking, law, media, migration, policy and studies.
- Baltic States: Human Rights
The purpose of this page is to inform people all over the World about the social status of Russian speaking population in Baltic states. Here you will find concrete facts and also their law estimations made by experts of the non-governmental organisation "Law Assembly". (Russian/English)
The website covers all the countries of the European Union. It is a response to the problem of how stories about race, and minorities often get reported. Journalists frequently do not have the time or the resources to check-out stories properly, which can lead to scare stories or other forms of misreporting. It is intended to provide fair and accurate coverage of stories to do with ethnicity, racism ,tolerance, minority rights and refugee and asylum matters.
- European Centre for Common Ground
The European Centre for Common Ground is a not-for profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works with European institutions, governments, and other NGOs to enhance conflict prevention and resolution in the international arena. In our five years of operation, we have developed ongoing projects around the world that seek to incorporate the principles of peace and co-operation into the lives of people in areas of extreme tension or violence. With offices in Amman, Ankara, Bujumbura, Donetsk, Gaza City, Luanda, Monrovia, Sarajevo, and Skopje, we work in close collaboration with our sister organisation, Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C., using well known conflict resolution techniques such as mediation and facilitation, and less traditional ones like radio and television production, giving us direct access to millions of people. Two of these media programmes, namely Studio Ijambo in Burundi and Talking Drum Studio in Liberia have received the 1998 ECHO Radio and Television awards.
- European Council Human Rights Web
hosts policy papers and the text of relevant agreements; also has links to European human rights organizations.
- European Court of Human Rights
- European Human Rights Foundation
EHRF is a charitable foundation, registered in the Netherlands. The EHRF was established by the European Commission, European Parliament and human rights NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in 1980.
The EHRF is dedicated to:
(a) the promotion and protection throughout the world of civil, political, social and cultural rights - collectively referred to as 'human rights' - as they are at present laid down in international instruments, and
(b) the furtherance of endeavours to realise aims of a humanitarian nature in general.
- Friends - Partners
Welcome to Friends and Partners, jointly developed by citizens of the US and Russia to promote better understanding between the people of our countries.
- In Their Own Voices
In Their Own Voices (Eurasian Human Rights Digest) is a weekly newsletter distributed via e-mail to a list of readers across the world that are involved in human rights activities in the former socialist countries of Eurasia and Eastern Europe. It has been compiled and produced at Columbia University since 2005 and currently has subscribers from New York to Ashgabat, including scholars, NGO activists, government officials, and concerned citizens of different countries. It is being expanded primarily by invitation or recommendation from the current list members.
The Digest consists of online materials on the human rights situation in post-Soviet Eurasia, taken primarily from local rather than foreign sources, that are scattered across dozens of online publications in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. It includes abbreviated translations from Russian- / Ukrainian-language sources from the Baltics to Central Asia and full texts or selections from English-language articles, as well as occasional commentary that serves as invitation to further debate.
The Digest is intended to be a non-partisan, scholarly information source. It does not endorse the content of specific articles that it chooses to reproduce, to quote or to summarize for educational and information purposes.
- Minority Electronic Resources
directory of resources on minority human rights and related problems of the transition period in Eastern and Central Europe.
The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants aims at promoting respect for the human rights of undocumented migrants within Europe.
- Raccoon - The Balkan Pages
The Balkans Pages will deal with the part of the Balkans formerly known as the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia. Why did the country collapse? Why was that collapse followed by the bloodiest conflict in Europe since the World War II? Why the world stood by to mass murder of civilian population and systematic rape of women? Is the war ever going to end? Will countries that emerged there from the collapse ever be able to live together in peace? Is the UN or NATO assisted "ethnic cleansing" the only humane way to peace?
The Balkans Pages will try to provide an index of resources where you can hope to find some answers on those questions.
- Yugo from IGC WWW and other Internet Resources
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- Czech Republic
- Serbia & Montenegro
- United Kingdom
Africa & Middle East
facilitates networking and collaboration between African ngo's aimed at enhancing human rights, accountable gouvernment and development in Africa.
- The Arab Organization for Human Rights
Call for respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all citizens and residents of the Arab world; defend any individual whose human rights are subjected to violations which are contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; endeavour, regardless of political considerations, to obtain release of detained or imprisoned persons, and seak relief and assistance for persons whose freedom is restricted in any way or who are subject to coercion of any kind because of their beliefs and plitical convictions, or for reasons of race, sex, colour or language; protest in cases where a fair trial is not guaranteed; provide legal assistance where necessary and possible; call for improvements in conditions of prisoners of conscience; work for amnesty of persons sentenced for political reasons.
Association de soutien a un referendum libre et regulier au Sahara occidental
The Committee for Humanitarian Assistance to Iranian Refugees (CHAIR) was created in 1992 with the mission to empower Iranian refugees and asylum seekers to promote and protect their rights within a participatory framework, locally and globally. CHAIR was founded on the premise that refugees and asylum seekers who have access to resources and support they need for survival, who are aware and informed of their rights and the root causes of their problems, and who are organized in groups around mutual concerns, are
empowered to articulate and struggle for social changes.
- The Coalition Against Slavery in Mauritania and Sudan.
CASMAS is a human rights, abolitionist movement started by activists from Mauritania, Sudan and the United States on March 5, 1995. The mission of CASMAS is to bring together abolitionists/human rights groups from Mauritania, South Sudan and North America to collectively fight for the eradication of institutionalized and chattel slavery and other forms of human rights violations in Africa, especially in Mauritania and Sudan.
- Human Rights in Africa
- Human Rights in The Middle East and North Africa.
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- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates