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Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Collected by: University of Texas at Austin Libraries, Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Archived since: Apr, 2009

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The University of Texas Libraries’ Human Rights Documentation Initiative Collection features fragile websites containing human rights documentation and related content from human rights organizations and advocates across the globe. Browse collection by topic, geographic area, language or do a keyword search at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/hrdi/hr_archive.

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Title: Albanian Helsinki Committee

URL: http://ahc.org.al/site/index.php

Description: In English. AHC, initially named the ”Forum for the Protection of Human Rights and fundamental Freedoms”, was founded on 19 December 1990 with the main objective of protecting human rights. Today the site contains materials on a wide-range of issues areas, including emigrants, minorities and police violence, among others.

Captured 14 times between Jul 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--corruption

Title: Albanians in Macedonia Crisis Center

URL: http://alb-net.com/amcc/

Description: In English. Contains news, articles, mailing list and archives, background information, links to other resources on human rights violations of Albanians as well as their struggle for equality in Macedonia.

Captured 12 times between Jan 29, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--education advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  civil and political rights--institutional racism economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Asian Legal Resource Centre

URL: http://alrc.net/

Description: In English. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) is an NGO having General Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The ALRC was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. It is a body committed to the development of legal self-reliance and empowerment of people. It will place particular emphasis in its work on the areas of cultural, social and economic rights and the right of development. ALRC will work closely with and support regional, national, and local groups involved in this field, taking care, at the same time, to protect the autonomy and independence of such groups. The site contains policy documents submitted to the UN, legal documents related to human rights and a variety of news items on human rights violations in Asia.

Captured 13 times between Oct 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 14 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community development organizations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--public policy organizations

Title: Banat Akhir Zaman

URL: http://banatakhirzaman.org/

Description: In English and some Arabic. Banat Akhir Zaman is a grassroots movement that seeks to achieve gender equality in Lebanon by empowering women on the personal, social, political and economic levels. Current organization initiatives include legal reform and research. The website includes general materials on both of these initiatives.

Captured 10 times between Oct 29, 2009 and Jan 31, 2012

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--reproductive health and pregnancy civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--abortion

Title: BAOBAB for Women's Human's Rights

URL: http://baobabwomen.org/

Description: In English. BAOBAB For Women's Human Rights is a non-profit, non-governmental women's human rights organization, which focuses on women's legal rights issues under the three (3) systems of law - customary, statutory and religious laws in Nigeria. The organization evolved from an ad hoc group of activists, social scientists, lawyers, and specialists in Muslim laws and Arabic who were responsible for executing the Women and Laws Nigeria project, under the auspices of the International Solidarity Network of Women Living Under Muslim Laws from 1993 to 1996. BAOBAB operates from a national office in Lagos and with outreach teams in 14 states across Nigeria. These are: Adamawa, Borno, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara. Site contains downloads of publications and news and events archives.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 3 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse

Title: Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina

URL: http://bh-hchr.org/

Description: In English and Bosnian. The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina was founded on 11 February, 1995. It is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization. The aim of the Committee is the protection and promotion of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Materials focus on local community development and rights issues, but the site also includes reports and publications on the human rights situation in Eastern Europe.

Captured 14 times between Jul 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community development organizations,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--legal organizations laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--international law

Title: Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law

URL: http://bureau.kz/

Description: In English, Russian, and Kazakh. Organization focuses on all aspects of human rights in Kazakhstan. Headquarters of organization burned down in 1999; fire determined to be arson. Director of branch of organization died under suspicious circumstances in 2000. Kazakhstani government has history of harrassing and suppressing human right NGOs. Site contains news articles and information on organization's activities.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform

Title: Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights

URL: http://byshr.org/

Description: In English. Blog contains news articles and videos related to human rights issues in Bahrain.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--women's rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of speech advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--human trafficking

Title: Damascus Center for Theoretical and Civil Rights Studies

URL: http://dctcrs.org/

Description: In Arabic and English. DCTCRS is a Sweden-based non-profit, non-governmental organization that aims to defend and promote civil liberties as well as human, economic, social and cultural rights around the world with focus on Syria. Organization conducts research, polling, and field studies, and organizes large conferences for free exchange of ideas.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--freedom of speech,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--aid and relief organizations laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--international law armed conflict and persecution--war crimes advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--conferences, meetings, and workshops

Title: Ethiopian Human Rights Council

URL: http://ehrco.org/

Description: In English. Formed in 1991, EHRCO is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works towards building a democratic system, promotes rule of law and due process, and encourages and conducts human rights monitoring. Site contains documents for download, photos, and information on the organization.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention civil and political rights--freedom of speech laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  civil and political rights--democratization

Title: Emad Baghi

URL: http://emadbaghi.com/

Description: In English and Persian. Website with news articles on Emad Baghi, an Iranian journalist, who was arrested and imprisoned in 2007 for documenting and publicizing human rights violations. Site run by Mr. Baghi's friends and family. Contains articles on his condition.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of the press advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform

Title: Helsinki Association: human rights are above state and national interests

URL: http://hahr.am/

Description: In English, Armenian, Russian. Organization focuses on human rights in Armenia, especially soldiers' and voters' rights, legal rights, and religious freedom. Contains news, reports, surveys, and photographs. Armenian government has been harassing NGOs dealing with democracy in Armenia since last election. Leader of group was shot by member of Armenian parliament, who later boasted about the incident on television without reprisal.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--freedom of the press,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights civil and political rights--democratization

Title: Comite Helsinki pentru Drepturile Omului / Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in the Republic of Moldova

URL: http://humanrights.md/

Description: In English, Moldovan, and Russian. Contains information on all aspects of human rights in Moldova. Government continues to allow and in some cases condone discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, and religion; in some regions NGOs are routinely threatened and harassed. Contains reports, news, and information on organization's programs.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Laogai Research Foundation

URL: http://laogai.org/

Description: In English. In 1992, the Laogai Research Foundation was established to gather information and spread public awareness on the Chinese Laogai (work camps). The Foundation publishes an annual Laogai Handbook, newsletters, special investigative reports, as well as assisting television media in preparing documentary films on the Laogai. Since its inception, the LRF has expanded its focus to document and report on other systemic human rights violations in China, including public executions, organ harvesting from executed prisoners, the coercive enforcement of China's population control policy, and persecution of religious believers. Contains reports, list of publications, survivor stories, and photographs.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--reproductive health and pregnancy laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of speech,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--archives, libraries, and museums

Title: Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra / Landless Rural Workers' Movement

URL: http://mst.org.br/

Description: In Portuguese. MST's main areas of focus are agrarian reform and community development. The MST has been peacefully occupying unused land since 1985 and distributing it among landless peasants for them to work it, develop education projects etc. MST members have been criminalized, prosecuted and investigated illegally by the Judiciary and military police of the Rio Grande do Sul State. The Prosecutor has declared the movement illegal and their members have been incarcerated and investigated. Site contains mp3s of MST music, posters from events, political graphics, videos, interviews, forum, and news.

Captured 13 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 776 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of assembly economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--agriculture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights

Title: Réseau National des Droits Humains / National Human Rights Defense Network / Rezo Nasyonal pou Defann Dwa Mounn

URL: http://rnddh.org/

Description: In French, English, Creole. Non-profit, non-governmental organization that formed in 1982 under the name National Coalition for Refugees. Focuses on stopping U.S. deportation of Haitian refugees, refugees and displaced persons in Haitian provinces, human rights violations during the dictatorship, and democracy. Contains news articles and PDF versions of newsletters.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  armed conflict and persecution--displacement civil and political rights--right to information

Title: Bulgarian Helsinki Committee

URL: http://www.bghelsinki.org/bg/

Description: In Bulgarian and English. Formed in 1992, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee is a non-governmental organization that aims to promote respect for the human rights of every individual, to stimulate legislative reform to bring Bulgarian legislation in line with international human rights standards, to trigger public debate on human rights issues, to carry out advocacy for the protection of human rights, and to popularise and make widely available human rights instruments. Contains news archive, downloads of newsletters, position papers (Bulgarian only), list of publications, legislative documents and human rights resources.

Captured 19 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 68 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty civil and political rights--freedom of religion,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  armed conflict and persecution--displacement economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--mental disability economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Human Rights in Iran - Human Rights & Democracy for Iran

URL: http://www.iranrights.org/

Description: In Arabic and English. The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, an organization created for the promotion of human rights and democracy in Iran, created www.iranrights.org for the dissemination of information about human rights, democracy, and provides research, documentation and outreach.

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Videos: 9 Videos Captured

Subject:   Human rights--Iran--History,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation Executions (Law)--Iran.

Title: Kenya National Commission on Human Rights: Enhancing the Realisation of Your Rights

URL: http://www.knchr.org/

Description: In English. The KNCHR is an Independent National Institution established by an Act of Parliament to lead in protecting and promoting human rights in Kenya. The Commission focuses on investigating complaints, providing redress, campaigns and advocacy, research,policy and legislation, economic,social and cultural rights, education and capacity building and institutional strengthening. Director was investigated by the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, possibly related to the organization investigations of government corruption. Contains news items, photographs, and publications for download.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--women's rights,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform

Title: Friends of the MST's Website | Friends of the MST

URL: http://www.mstbrazil.org/

Description: In English. This site is the English version of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) site (http://mst.org.br, grouped with this site). MST's main areas of focus are agrarian reform and community development. The MST has been peacefully occupying unused land since 1985 and distributing it among landless peasants for them to work it and develop education projects. MST members have been criminalized, prosecuted and investigated illegally by the Judiciary and military police of the Rio Grande do Sul State. The Prosecutor has declared the movement illegal and their members have been incarcerated and investigated. Site contains mp3s of MST music, posters from events, political graphics, videos, interviews, forum, and news.

Captured 2 times between Oct 19, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of assembly economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--agriculture,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights

Title: Human Rights in Nizhny Novgorod

URL: http://www.uic.unn.ru/hrnnov/

Description: In Russian and English. Content on unlawful detainment and torture; general human rights as pertains to Russia/Chechnya territorial dispute as well as information on the organization's legal and information center and publications.

Captured 3 times between Jul 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding

Title: Free Cuba Foundation

URL: http://www2.fiu.edu/~fcf/

Description: In English. Free Cuba Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Miami that aims towards the establishment of an independent and democratic Cuba using non-violent means. Site contains background information, a news archive, videos, list of human rights violations and political prisoners in Cuba, and a lecture series by Thomas P. Ray.

Captured 14 times between Oct 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 10 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--censorship civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--political parties and movements laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of speech economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights

Title: For Human Rights, All-Russia Public Movement / Obshcherossiskoe Obshchestvennoe Dvizhenie Za Prava Cheloveka

URL: http://zaprava.ru/

Description: In Russian and English. Content on all types of human rights violations in Russia and surrounding areas. Site contains news articles and downloads of reports and newsletters.

Captured 15 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 3 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, political laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity civil and political rights--freedom of assembly,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform

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