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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.

Subject:   Society & Culture Politics & Elections Blogs & Social Media

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Title: Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional

URL: http://archivohistoricopn.org/

Description: In Spanish. The Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN) is a Guatemalan repository that houses, preserves, processes, and disseminates the records of Guatemala’s National Police. The National Police collaborated with the state during Guatemala's 36-year armed internal conflict which, between 1960 and 1996, claimed 200,000 lives and displaced over one million people. The AHPN has formed a collaboration with University of Texas at Austin to make its records available online (https://ahpn.lib.utexas.edu/about_ahpn). The site contains organizational information, publications about the AHPN's materials, legislation concerning the AHPN, links for requesting information, digital photographs, and other links.

Captured 5 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--cultural repositories,  armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--displacement armed conflict and persecution--war crimes laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions

Title: Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos / Center for Legal Action on Human Rights

URL: http://caldh.org/

Description: In Spanish and K'iche'. All aspects of human rights promotion, focusing on providing legal aid and documenting the genocide perpetrated against the Mayan population of Guatemala during the 1980s. They are leading the most important collective effort to bring former dictators (one of them currently a senator) to trial before the Interamerican Human Rights Court. The security of their members is seriously compromised--the Guatemalan government and its military forces are not in favor of any kind of investigation into war crimes. Since 2004, year in which CALDH brough the cases against Rios Montt and García before the Interamerican Court, their offices have been subject to raids and their members have been kidnapped and received death threats.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  civil and political rights--discrimination, gender civil and political rights--children's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--accountability laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--transitional jusice laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--courts and judicial systems--Inter-American Court of Human Rights armed conflict and persecution--discrimination, ethnic and racial

Title: Bartolome Clavero: Ensayos, Opiniones y Actualidad [Latin America]

URL: http://clavero.derechosindigenas.org/

Description: In Spanish. A professor at the University of Sevilla (Spain), Bartolome Clavero writes extensively on indigenous rights in Latin America. The site contains political commentary, academic studies and formal publications by Clavero.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--courts and judicial proceedings

Title: Coalition Against Genocide

URL: http://coalitionagainstgenocide.org/

Description: In English. Contains PDFs of publications, audiovisual materials, posters, press releases, action items, and news items related to the Gujarat genocide and subsequent protests against it. CAG is comprised of individuals and organizations from the United States and Canada who demand accountability and justice for the 2002 genocide in Guajarat, India.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings armed conflict and persecution--crimes against humanity

Title: Reconciliation in Rwanda - Stories of Rescue

URL: http://employees.oneonta.edu/conwaypg/rwandablog/index.html/

Description: In English, French and Kinyarwanda. In the aftermath of 20th century genocides, many stories that were told by survivors described “bystanders” and rescuers as well as the perpetrators who tortured and killed helpless victims. The survivors of Rwanda’s 1994 catastrophe likewise identified countless individuals who risked their own lives to save others. Increasingly, the stories of heroic rescuers, including many who died as a result of their courageous efforts, are documented and widely appreciated for their educational and inspirational value. The website includes text transcripts of testimonies by survivors.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--oral history laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--survivor organizations armed conflict and persecution--mass killings laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--testimony

Title: H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Hijos e Hijas por la Identidad y la Justicia contra el Olvido y el Silencio / H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice Against Silence and Forgetting

URL: http://hijosguatemala.8m.com/

Description: In Spanish. Contains art gallery related to the disappeared as well as a photo gallery of some of the disappeared. This organization is run as a collective and subsists solely on donations. It focuses on promoting human rights, justice and activities that denounce state violence in Guatemala. They are specially focused on activities with the youth. members of HIJOS are continuously subject to threats that they should cease their educational and legal activities denouncing state violence (especially the involvement of the military in Human Rights Violations). In June 2008, according to Protectionline - Observatorio para la Proteccion de los Defensores de DDHH, organization members received death threats. Threats come from unidentified persons who are believed to be linked with the military.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial,  armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Kigali Memorial Centre

URL: http://kigalimemorialcentre.org/

Description: In English. The KMC was created by a joint partnership of the Kigali City Council and the UK-based Aegis Trust. It contains a permanent exhibition of the Rwandan genocide and an exhibition of other genocides around the world. The Centre also features a Documentation Centre that collects the testimonies, photographs and other artefacts related to the Rwandan Genocide. It is also developing a library catalogue and mapping project to aid researchers. Site contains information about the Centre, the history of Rwanda as well as the Genocide, and transcripts of oral testimonies.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation

Title: Ligue Rwandaise pour la Promotion et la Defense des Droits de L'Homme / Rwandan League for the Promotion and Defense of the Rights of Man

URL: http://liprodhor.org.rw/

Description: In French. LIPRODHOR was the only independent human rights organisation in Rwanda that maintained human rights monitors at the provincial and district levels. It closed in 2005, but has since reopened.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse

Title: Sudan Human Rights Organization

URL: http://shro-cairo.org

Description: In English. SHRO-Cairo disseminates human rights and democracy information that aims to insure the recognition, realization, and enjoyment of human rights norms and principles as enshrined in regional and international human rights instruments and covenants as an integral part of the Constitution, State, and Civil Society of Sudan. Site contains press releases, news articles, newsletters, reports, and action alerts.

Captured 4 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists armed conflict and persecution--mass killings civil and political rights--gender discrimination

Title: Inshuti

URL: http://www.inshuti.org

Description: In French, Spanish, and English. Contains news, photos, maps, and information on human rights abuses in Rwanda, particularly related to the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.

Captured 5 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 30, 2011

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide

Title: Minority Rights Group International

URL: http://www.minorityrights.org/

Description: In English. MRG is a non-governmental organization that works with 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous people can make their voices heard. Through training and education, legal cases, publications and the media, we support minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights to the land they live on, the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life. MRG has offices in the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Uganda. Site contains news, information on campaigns, background information, directory of marginalized groups, and documents for download.

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

Videos: 94 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--discrimination, political,  armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--physical disability economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Vigilance Soudan

URL: http://www.vigilsd.org/

Description: In French and English. Maintained by a group of former residents of Sudan. Contains French and English publications of newsletter "Viglance Soudan" as well as news bulletins, links, maps, and chronology of events related to Sudan.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide ,  armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--women's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--oil and gas laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--United Nations

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