Aborigine News - Aborigine news from multiple world news sources plus an excellent directory of resources.
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) - The American system of government is founded on two counterbalancing principles: that the majority of the people governs, through democratically elected representatives; and that the power even of a democratic majority must be limited, to ensure individual rights. Majority power is limited by the Constitution's Bill of Rights, which consists of the original ten amendments ratified in 1791, plus the three post-Civil War amendments (the 13th, 14th and 15th) and the 19th Amendment (women's suffrage), adopted in 1920. The mission of the ACLU is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees:
Your First Amendment rights-freedom of speech, association and assembly. Freedom of the press, and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state.
Your right to equal protection under the law - equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin.
Your right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake.
Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.
Addamer - A Palestinian non-governmental, civil institution which focuses on human rights issues. Offers support for Palestinian prisoners, advocating the rights of political prisoners. Works to end torture through monitoring, legal procedures and solidarity campaigns.
Al Mezan Center for Human Rights - Al Mezan's mandate is to promote, protect and prevent violations of human rights in general and economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights in particular, to provide effective aid to those victims of such violations, and to enhance the quality of life of the community in marginalized sectors of the Gaza Strip.
Al-Haq - A Palestinian human rights organization located in Ramallah, West Bank, in special consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Al-Haq was established in 1979 with the goal of protecting and promoting human rights and respect for the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Al-Haq conducts and disseminates legal and human rights research based on international and humanitarian law, as well as on human rights principles and standards. In addition, the organization, through an extensive database, documents and exposes human rights violations.
Alerts, Actions, Campaigns, News - HRI regularly posts news items regarding human rights, urgent alerts, actions, campaigns and news releases by human rights advocacy groups worldwide.
Alkarama - A Swiss-based, independent human rights organisation established in 2004 to assist all those in the Arab World subjected to, or at risk of, extra-judicial executions, disappearances, torture and arbitrary detention. Acting as a bridge between individual victims in the Arab world and international human rights mechanisms, Alkarama works towards an Arab world where all individuals live free, in dignity and protected by the rule of law.
American Civil Liberites Union (ACLU) - Advocate of individual rights - litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the U.S.
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California - The national ACLU is comprised of affiliates in each state. The ACLU of Northern California, based in San Francisco, is the affiliate that works to protect civil liberties in this region of the country. The ACLU-NC was founded in 1934 during the General Strike to fight against police abuse of striking longshoremen. Today, it is at the forefront of civil liberties battles in the state - from the rights of immigrants and reproductive rights to abolition of the death penalty and the rights of lesbians and gay men.
Amnesty International - Amnesty International campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances "; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups. This website contains news; features; actions; video and audio; information about countries, campaigns and issues. Amnesty International also produces hundreds of reports, press releases, appeals for action and newsletters each year and these are available in the Library. Also see:
Amnesty International' State of the World's Human Rights - The core of this report is made up of entries on individual countries and territories, listed by region. Each of these entries gives a summary of the human rights situation in the country or territory and describes AI's specific human rights concerns there.
Amnesty International: Disappeared - Dedicated to the victims of human rights violations in the context of armed conflict and "dirty wars" all over the world. The site presents information on "disappearances" in a number of specific countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, including reports, press releases, appeals, photos and videos.
Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect - Through educational programs and grassroots organizing, calls out prejudice, counters discrimination. As a Jewish voice for social justice, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is dedicated to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. This means advocating on behalf of all communities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. The Center fights hatred of refugees and immigrants, anti-semitism, sexism, racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, bias against the differently abled and any other hate that runs counter to American promise of freedom.
Anti-Slavery International - The world's oldest international human rights organisation, founded in 1839. It is the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses.
antiracismdsa - This page is published by the Anti Racism network and the Latino network of Democratic Socialists of America to share our work with others.
Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) - Founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations. AHRC promotes civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights.
Asian Law Caucus - The mission of the Asian Law Caucus is to promote, advance, and represent the legal and civil rights of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities. Recognizing that social, economic, political and racial inequalities continue to exist in the United States, the Asian Law Caucus is committed to the pursuit of equality and justice for all sectors of our society, with a specific focus directed toward addressing the needs of low-income, immigrant and underserved APIs.
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) - Israel's oldest and largest human rights organization and the only one that deals with the entire spectrum of human rights and civil liberties issues in Israel and the Occupied Territories. ACRI's mandate is to ensure Israel's accountability and respect for human rights, by addressing violations committed by the Israeli authorities in Israel, the Occupied Territories, or elsewhere.
Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC) - Dedicated to promoting principles of justice and respect for fundamental human rights through the rule of law in different parts of the world.
Bayard Rustin Papers, 1942-1987 - Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, press releases, financial records, agendas, printed material, and other papers documenting Bayard Rustin's leading role as an activist in the African-American civil rights movement, advocate of international human rights and social reform, and pacifist.
B'tselem - Israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories.
Big Brother Incorporated - A report on the international trade in surveillance technology and its links to the arms industry.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) - BORDC is helping to lead a national, grassroots movement to protect the civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, which are threatened by the USA PATRIOT Act and several federal executive orders.
Bizchut - Israel human rights center for people with disabilities.
Blue Triangle Network - "We do not accept the racial profiling, erosion of civil liberties, roundups, indefinite detentions, secret charges, secret evidence, secret military tribunals and demonizing of Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians and others based upon where they were born, the language that they speak, the color of their skin or the religion that they practice."
Breakthrough - A non-profit organization using education and popular culture to promote public awareness and dialogue about human rights and social justice.
Bruno Kreisky Foundation for Human Rights - While Bruno Kreisky exercised no influence over the establishing of the foundation, the composition of the first international and independent jury most definitely did reflect the international network of Kreisky the statesman. As well as international personalities such as the German journalist and resistance fighter Countess Marion Donhoff, statesmen and personal friends of Kreisky Willy Brandt, Olof Palme and Roland Dumas, Austrian social science experts, such as Professor Herwig Buchele, SJ, were also prominent jury members. This emphasised the foundation's readiness in its awards to also honour special merit in the area of protecting and supporting economic and social human rights.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) - Bringing together Buddhism and progressive social action: BPF members are involved in disarmament and environmental work, and human rights campaigns in Bangladesh, Burma, Vietnam, Tibet and elsewhere.
Cageprisoners - A human rights organisation that exists to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror. Seeks to improve the circumstances and situation of political detainees worldwide, specifically those interned as a result of the War on Terror and its side campaigns.
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) - An independent regional non-governmental organization founded in 1993. It aims at promoting respect for the principles of human rights and democracy, analyzing the difficulties facing the application of international human rights law and disseminating human rights culture in the Arab region as well as engaging in dialogue between cultures in respect to the various international human rights treaties and declarations.
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow - Grassroots, bottom-up human rights movement committed to ending mass incarceration entirely. Challenges the culture of racism, repression and retribution that sustains mass incarceration.
Carter Center - Guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering the Carter Center seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
Catholic Worker Movement - Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.
Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) - Promotes social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity and even life itself, CESR promotes the universal right of every human being to housing, education, health and a healthy environment, food, work, and social security.
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHR&GJ) - New York University School of Law has long been at the forefront of scholarly work on civil liberties and human rights. In 2002, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice was established to bring together and expand the rich array of teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken within the Law School on issues of international human rights law.
Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) - Working to protect and promote human rights in Iran. Headquartered in New York, CHRI is comprised of award-winning journalists, researchers, lawyers, activists, writers, multimedia specialists and advocates based around the world who work to support the basic rights and freedoms of the Iranian people.
Center for International Policy (CIP) - Promoting a U.S. foreign policy based on peace, international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for basic human rights. Through research, education, and direct public advocacy, CIP works to define and put into practice a more sympathetic, farsighted, and non-militaristic approach to the developing world.
Center for Justice & Accountability, The (CJA) - CJA, based in San Francisco, works to prevent torture and other serious human rights abuses around the world by helping survivors hold their perpetrators accountable. CJA has been central to efforts to develop and expand key legal doctrines and concepts in the prosecution of human rights abuses, like the command responsibility doctrine (Chavez v. Carranza, Romagoza Arce v. Garcia, Yousuf v. Samantar); foreign sovereign immunity (Yousuf v. Samantar); aiding and abetting liability (Cabello v. Fernandez Larios); arbitrary detention and cruel and inhumane treatment (Doe v. Liu Qi; Ahmed v. Magan); the systematic use of rape as a form of torture (Doe v. Constant); and indiscriminate attacks against civilians as a defined war crime (Yousuf v. Samantar).
Center for National Security Studies (CNSS) - A non-governmental advocacy and research organization, was founded in 1974 to work for control of the FBI and CIA and to prevent violations of civil liberties in the United States.
Center for New Community - Faith-based, rural-urban initiative whose mission is to revitalize congregations and community for genuine social, economic and political democracy. The Center believes that the faith community must be especially intent on developing and living out new relationships that lead to ongoing acts of community- building and organizing to address contemporary social, economic and racial justice problems.
CIRI Human Rights Data Project - The Cingranelli-Richards (CIRI) Human Rights Dataset contains standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 13 internationally recognized human rights for 195 countries, annually from 1981-2004. It is designed for use by scholars and students who seek to test theories about the causes and consequences of human rights violations, as well as policy makers and analysts who seek to estimate the human rights effects of a wide variety of institutional changes and public policies including democratization, economic aid, military aid, structural adjustment, and humanitarian intervention.
Citizen Lab - An interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights. Undertakes advanced research and engages in development that monitors, analyses, and impacts the exercise of political power in cyberspace.
Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC) - A nonprofit organization focused on defending and upholding civil liberties through education, outreach, litigation, legal support and assistance. The CLDC strives to preserve the strength and vitality of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. and state constitutions, as well as to protect freedom of expression.
Civil Rights - Central repository for information on a variety of civil and human rights issues. This is the website of the Leadershiip Conference on Civil Rights, based in Washington, DC.
CIVICUS - An international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world, protecting the rights of civil society.
Coalition for International Justice (CIJ) - An international, non-profit organization that supports the international war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, and justice initiatives in East Timor, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. CIJ initiates and conducts advocacy and public education campaigns, targeting decision-makers in Washington and other capitals, media, and the public.
Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI) - This interdisciplinary course at Syracuse University introduces students to civil rights history, civil rights law, criminal procedure, evidence, advocacy skills, and global human rights in the context of investigating specifically assigned civil rights era murder cases in the Southeastern U.S. Overall, the course emphasizes this work as part of the social and professional responsibility of lawyers, legal educators, and law students. The CCJI project also conducts investigations and research on unresolved cases, offers academic courses, public forums and other special events, and serves as a clearinghouse for sharing and receiving information on active cases.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) - The CSCE, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is an independent U.S. Government agency created in 1976 to monitor and encourage compliance with the Helsinki Final Act and other OSCE commitments. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is engaged in standard setting in fields including military security, economic and environmental cooperation, and human rights and humanitarian concerns.
Committee on Human Rights (CHR) - A standing committee of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. It uses the influence and prestige of the institutions it represents in behalf of scientists, engineers, and health professionals anywhere in the world who are unjustly detained or imprisoned for exercising their basic human rights as promulgated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Conventions Adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) - The ILO is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. The ILO formulates international labour standards in the form of Conventions and Recommendations setting minimum standards of basic labour rights: freedom of association, the right to organize, collective bargaining, abolition of forced labour, equality of opportunity and treatment, and other standards regulating conditions across the entire spectrum of work related issues.
Council of Europe (CoE) - An intergovernmental organisation which aims to protect human rights, pluralist democracy and the rule of law. CoE covers all major issues facing European society other than defence.
Crimes of War Project, The - A unique collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars that seeks to raise awareness of the laws of war among the media, governments, the human rights and humanitarian aid communities, and the general public.
Death Penalty Focus - The goals of the campaign are to create grassroots and political pressure statewide to implement a moratorium on executions because: 1) there is a risk of executing innocent persons; 2) there is discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, or economic status, and 3) unfair and unreliable death sentences are caused by inadequate representation by defense counsel and/or improper and arbitrary conduct by the police and prosecution.
Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) - Serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center prepares in-depth reports, issues press releases, conducts briefings for journalists, and serves as a resource to those working on this issue. Executive Director: Richard C. Dieter.
Death Squad Protection Act - On July 13, 2000 the Senate passed a measure in the FY 2001 Defense Authorization Act that if passed by the full Congress the legislation would effectively shield the activities of foreign death squads, torturers and kidnappers from public scrutiny and would greatly undermine the efforts of official truth commissions - many of which have been aided by the declassification of such records - to clarify responsibility for human rights violations. This page provides background to the bill and examples of the kinds of military HUMINT reports that would be exempt from release if the Senate language is included in the final bill.
Democracy Center, The - Works globally to advance human rights through a unique combination of investigation and reporting, training citizens in the art of public advocacy, and organizing international citizen campaigns.
Derechos Human Rights - Works with human rights organizations in Latin America and the world to bring you accurate and timely information on the human rights situation in their countries, as well as opportunities to help. Also coordinates several human rights mailing lists, publishes an internet human rights journal, and works on the preservation of memory and for justice for the disappeared.
Digital Freedom Network (DFN) - Promotes human rights around the world by developing new methods of activism with Internet technology and by providing an online voice to those attacked simply for expressing themselves.
Dream Defenders - A human rights organization, directed by black and brown youth who confront inequality and the criminalization with nonviolent direct action and the building of collective power in their communities.
DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) - A community-based social justice organization of working class and poor South Asian immigrants and immigrant detainees and their families in New York City. Desi is a common term used by people of South Asian descent to identify as people from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Guyana, and Trinidad. DRUM's mission is to organize low-income immigrant detainees and South Asian immigrant communities for racial justice, immigrant rights, and an end to detentions & deportations. DRUM's organizing campaigns are accountable directly to low-income South Asian youth, undocumented families, and imprisoned immigrants. It is committed to building unity through joint work with progressive forces in other people of color and oppressed communities.
Education Civil Rights Alliance (ECRA) - Organizers, educator organizations, community groups, professional associations, civil rights organizations, and government agencies committed to protecting the civil rights of marginalized students.
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) - An independent rights organization working to strengthen and protect basic rights and freedoms in Egypt, through research, advocacy, and litigation in the fields of civil liberties, economic and social justice, democracy and political rights, and criminal justice.
Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) - Working for the support and defense of human rights in Egypt. EOHR is guided by the principles established in Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all other international human rights instruments.
El Puente - A community human rights institution that promotes leadership for peace and justice through the engagement of members (youth and adult) in the arts, education, scientific research, wellness and environmental action. Operates four multifaceted Leadership Centers in North Brooklyn.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) - Documents, exposes, and challenges human rights abuses within the United States criminal justice system. EBC combines policy reform, media advocacy, public education, grassroots organizing, direct-action mobilizing, cultural activism, new technology and legal services to accomplish its mission.
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - Non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression in the arena of computers and the Internet.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) - A U.S. public interest research center in Washington, D.C., established to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights - Documents, exposes, and challenges human rights abuses within the United States criminal justice system. Combines policy reform, media advocacy, public education, grassroots organizing, direct-action mobilizing, cultural activism, new technology and legal services to accomplish its mission.
Enough Project - Raising awareness and taking action to address human rights crimes in Sudan, South Sudan, Congo, Somalia, and areas of Africa affected by the Lord's Resistance Army.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (UK) - England, Scotland, Wales. Works to reduce discrimination and promote equality by seeking to educate and inform the public, and to influence policy and practice in all institutions.
Equipo Nizkor - An international organization working for the respect and promotion of human rights. Its work includes the socialization of human rights information, the investigation of human rights abuses, the development of international human rights law, the preservation of memory and the fight against impunity.
Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights - Dedicated to protecting the human rights of people as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments.
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) - Dedicated to protecting civil and human rights throughout Europe. Engages in innovative strategic litigation, using European, international, and national law to enforce human rights and to hold state and non-state actors accountable for egregious abuses.
European Convention on Human Rights - The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, was set up as a result of the European Convention on Human Rights, created in 1950. This set out a catalogue of civil and political rights and freedoms. It allows people to lodge complaints against States which have signed up to the Convention for alleged violations of those rights. Although founded in 1950, the court didn't actually come into existence until 1959.
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement - A critically acclaimed 14-part series broadcast nationally by the Public Broadcasting Service. The first six programs, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years (1954-1965), were aired in January and February of 1987. The eight-part sequel, Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads (1965-1985) was broadcast in 1990. Eyes on the Prize is the most important documentary ever made about the Civil Rights Movement - but copyright restrictions kept it from the public for many years. It is now available once more. See PBS's Eyes on the Prize page along with its Video Index, which provides almost two hours of the historic footage. The entire series is available on DVD through Blackside.
Fair Housing and Social Work Resources - These website resources offer several perspectives on the housing issue. Some are more oriented towards families who need help getting housed, and others cater to social workers, lawyers and activists who want to get to the root of the fair housing problem and change the system for the better.
Fair Trials International - Works for the better protection of fair trial rights and defends the rights of people facing criminal charges in a country other than their own.
Fair Trials International - Campaigns for fundamental rights for people facing the ordeal of criminal charges in a country other than their own. In addition to providing legal assistance and advocacy to individuals in need, FT fights the underlying causes of injustice in cross-border cases through policy interventions, research and training.
FIDH - Networking human rights defenders. With activities ranging from judicial enquiry, trial observation, research, advocacy and litigation, FIDH has developed strict and impartial procedures, which are implemented by world-renowned independent Human Rights experts.
Fighting Against Forced Disappearances in Latin America (FEDEFAM) - A nongovernmental organization formed by associations of relatives of the disappeared in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean which have or are currently practicing forced disappearance. A forced disappearance consists of a kidnapping, carried out by agents of the State or organized groups of private individuals who act with State support or tolerance, in which the victim "disappears ". Authorities neither accept responsibility for the deed, nor account for the whereabouts of the victim.
Forefront - A global network of grassroots human rights activists.
Fortify Rights - Works to prevent and remedy human rights violations. Investigates and documents abuses, provides customized technical support to human rights defenders, and presses for solutions. Based in Southeast Asia and registered in Switzerland and the United States.
Foundation for Fundamental Rights - An organization of attorneys and socially active individuals working towards the advancement, protection and enforcement of fundamental human rights. Protects rights of individuals in Pakistan under the auspices of the Constitution of Pakistan 1973, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Foundation for Human Rights in Guatemala (FHRG) - Principal objective is to work for the fulfillment of the Global Accord on Human Rights, signed between the Guatemalan Revolutionary National Unity (URNG) and the government of Guatemala.
Free the Children International - Dedicated to eliminating the exploitation of children around the world, by encouraging youth to volunteer in, as well as to create programs and activities that relieve the plight of underprivileged children.
Freedom House - Working to advance the worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom.
Freedom to Marry - Gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide. Headed by Evan Wolfson, lesbian/gay rights advocate and lawyer.
Freilich Foundation - Exists for the study of, and research into, the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity, and the exploration of how such intolerance can be combatted by educational and social programs.
Friends of AL-AQSA - Concerned with upholding the human rights of the Palestinians and the defence of al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Front Line Defenders - Provides rapid and practical support to human rights defenders at risk. Advocacy, grants, training, networking, 24-hour emergency hotline. Based in Dublin, Ireland.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) - Dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition - Dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of information concerning all aspects of the Atlantic slave system and its destruction. It seeks to foster an improved understanding of the role of slavery, slave resistance, and abolition in the founding of the modern world by promoting interaction and exchange between scholars.
Global Justice Clinic (New York University) - Explores how human rights law can be brought to bear on situations of global injustice. Working on cases and projects that involve cross-border human rights violations, the deleterious impacts of extraterritorial activities by state and non-state actors, and emerging problems that require close collaboration between actors at the local and international levels, students engage in human rights advocacy in domestic and international settings.
Global Rights - Focuses focus on developing the skills of local activists that are essential to addressing human rights concerns and promoting justice such as: documenting and exposing abuses, conducting community education and mobilization, advocating legal and policy reform in countries and internationally, and using the courts to increase access to justice for disadvantaged populations.
Global Witness - Exposes the links between the exploitation of the natural resources and human rights abuses, particularly where the resources such as timber, diamonds and oil are used to fund conflict.
Guantanamo Human Rights Commission - The Commission's long term objective is to achieve an end to all forms of internment without trial, whether in Guantanamo, or in Britain in Belmarsh and Woodhill, or on the island of Diego Garcia.
Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) - Provides support and protection to human rights defenders (including independent journalists, bloggers, lawyers, etc.) in the Gulf region by promoting freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.
HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual - An Israeli human rights organization whose main objective is to assist Palestinians of the Occupied Territories whose rights are violated due to Israel's policies. This site contains information relating to these human rights violations. It gives the texts of Israeli laws and regulations, including those of the Military Government; international conventions; petitions to the Israeli High Court of Justice; claims for compensation for damages; decisions by Israeli and other courts; and other official documents and reports.
Heinrich Boll Foundation - The Foundation in its international political education work aims to strengthen ecology oriented action and civil society through exchanges. One of the key themes of the Foundation's work is the development of democracy, human rights, and peace.
High School Curriculum on the Death Penalty - This site and its accompanying materials are designed to assist teachers and students in an exploration of capital punishment, presenting arguments for and against its use, as well as issues of ethics and justice that surround it.
Hub, The - Participatory media site for human rights. Through The Hub, individuals, organizations, networks and groups around the world are able to bring their human rights stories and campaigns to global attention and to mobilize action to protect and promote human rights. Also see The Hub: Upload It : See It : Share It : Take Action.
Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) - Daily updates of news and analysis coming out of Iran. The only human rights specialized organization with deep penetration into Iran, all strata of society, guilds, classes, ethnicities, and religious minorities. The source for the English language speakers who want the human rights updates.
Human Rights Center - Independent research and training center that applies innovative technologies and scientific methods to investigate war crimes and other serious violations of human rights. Established in 1994 with funding from Herb and Marion Sandler, HRC has conducted major human rights investigations in more than a dozen countries, including the United States, Iraq, Rwanda, Uganda, Burma, and the former Yugoslavia. HRC has used DNA analysis to reunite families divided by war and conducted population-based studies to ensure that the voices of victims are heard by policymakers. HRC's research has been provided to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) - The HRCP has established a leading role in providing a highly informed and independent voice in the struggle for human rights and democratic development in Pakistan.
Human Rights First - Supports human rights activists who fight for basic freedoms and peaceful change at the local level; protects refugees in flight from persecution and repression; helps build a strong international system of justice and accountability; and makes sure human rights laws and principles are enforced in the United States and abroad.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) - An international non-governmental organization founded by Chinese scientists and scholars in March 1989. HRIC monitors the implementation of international human rights standards in the People's Republic of China and carries out human rights advocacy and education among Chinese people inside and outside the country.
Human Rights in the Caribbean (Amnesty International) - Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman-Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos-Islands, Virgins Islands (British), Virgin Islands.
Human Rights Social Media - Publishing the latest human rights social media news and information from Twitter, Facebook, Google and Youtube together with live real-time human rights advocates via Twitter.
Human Rights Institute - The Human Rights Clinic at Columbia University Law School combines in-class instruction in human rights law with actual practice on advocacy projects. Taking advantage of Columbia's New York location, students have been involved in advocacy at the United Nations to press for protections in the International Criminal Court. The Clinic has also challenged labor rights violations under the Alien Tort Claims Act and the NAFTA labor side agreement and participated in legislative strategies to prevent violence against women and trafficking of women.
Human Rights Internet - A world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. 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 Watch - Women's Rights - Millions of women throughout the world live in conditions of abject deprivation of, and attacks against, their fundamental human rights for no other reason than that they are women.
Humanitarian Law Project - A non-governmental organization (NGO) with consultative status at the United Nations with a mandate to seek compliance with armed conflict laws. Dedicated to protecting human rights and promoting the peaceful resolution of conflict by using established international human rights laws and humanitarian law.
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