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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: Adaleh Center for Human Rights Studies

URL: http://adaleh-center.org/new/

Description: In Arabic and English. ADALEH Center for Human Rights is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in September 2003, with a mission of enforcing human rights in Jordan and Arab world. Projects include youth capacitation, training medical staff in torture detection, and capacitating lawyers in the field of human rights. Site contains news and publications.

Captured 11 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  economic and labor rights--labor rights

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: ASFADDES: Asociación de Familiares Detenidos-Desaparecidos en Colombia / Colombian Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared

URL: http://asfaddes.info/

Description: In Spanish. Organization which aids and represents the families of people who are detained or missing in Colombia. The directors and members of ASFADDES have been subject to illegal surveillance and death threats from paramilitary groups. They have filed a petition to the Inter American Human Rights Court to require the Colombian state to provide them with minimum safety guarantees. Site contains news articles, background information on organization and its activities, photographs, and educational information on forced disappearances.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing armed conflict and persecution--death threats

Title: Sahrawi Association of Human Rights Victims

URL: http://asvdh.net/

Description: In Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Formed in 2005, ASVDH conducts human rights work in the Western Sahara under Moroccan occupation. Moroccan authorities refuse to recognize the association and have targeted the Association’s Executive Committee and Coordinating Council, arresting, beating and generally subjecting them to harassment and maltreatment because of their membership in ASVDH. Contains news, photographs, videos, audio clips, and reports.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation armed conflict and persecution--torture armed conflict and persecution--intimidation laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  armed conflict and persecution--extrajudicial executions

Title: Aswat Palestinian Gay Women

URL: http://aswatgroup.org/

Description: In Arabic and English. The mission of the ASWAT initiative is to serve as a Palestinian gay women’s group where we may express ourselves, discuss gender and sexuality, define our feminism, and address the conflict experienced by us between our national and gendered identities. In addition, we strive to generate social change in order to meet the needs of one of the most silenced and oppressed communities in Israel. We work to reach out to Palestinian and Jewish communities in Israel, and also to collaborate with other like minded institutes, groups and individuals in order to combat the multilayered discrimination we face and to promote women rights. ASWAT's projects center on three themes: empowerment and awareness, advocacy and outreach, and information. Materials on the site include information about organization activities and projects, and a multimedia gallery.

Captured 17 times between Oct 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--hate crimes civil and political rights--women's rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: Burma Issues: Information for Action, Campaign for Peace, Grassroots Education and Organizing

URL: http://burmaissues.org/

Description: In English, Thai, and Karen. Burma Issues is a project of the Peace Way Foundation, founded in 1990 and acts as a private, a non-profit organisation devoted to a peaceful resolution to Burma's struggle for human rights and democratic rule. Contains videos, reports (PDF), photographs, newsletters (PDF), documentation centre database, and information about the project.

Captured 12 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--democratization advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation

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: Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador / Human Rights Commission of El Salvador

URL: http://cdhes.org.sv/

Description: In Spanish. Non-governmental organization that conducts human rights advocacy and education. Focuses on issues of health, poverty, education, justice and migration. Contains documents, news items, and information on how to report human rights violations.

Captured 12 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--accountability advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--archives, libraries, and museums economic, social, and cultural rights

Title: Chinese Human Rights Defenders

URL: http://chrdnet.com/

Description: In Chinese and English. CRHD is a network of Chinese human rights activists and groups, open to international supporters. Its activities include consultation, dissemination of information, facilitating international exchange, supporting a program of small grants to human rights work in China, research assistance and other services. Site contains news articles on human rights and activists, research, media, and the 2008 Olympics. This is the new URL for Chinese Human Rights Defenders; the previous URL, http://www.crd-net.org, is included in the archive as well.

Captured  on Jan 31, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of speech,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--right to information advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing

Title: Coalición de Derechos Humanos / Human Rights Coalition

URL: http://derechoshumanosaz.net/

Description: In English and Spanish. Coalición de Derechos Humanos is a grassroots organization which promotes respect for human/civil rights and fights the militarization of the Southern Border region, discrimination, and human rights abuses by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials affecting U.S. and non-U.S. citizens alike. Contains information on organization's projects, press releases and educational materials for download, news and events listing, and videos.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--immigration policies and procedures civil and political rights--borders civil and political rights--racial profiling civil and political rights--migrant rights--immigrant rights

Title: Directorio Democrático Cubano / Cuban Democratic Directorate

URL: http://directorio.org/

Description: In Spanish and English. Directorio works for democracy in Cuba by way of a civic, nonviolent struggle. Site contains news articles, PDF versions of publications, and lists of Cuban political prisoners.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy civil and political rights--right to information civil and political rights--democratization advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--nonviolence

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: The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project

URL: http://equality.org.za/

Description: In English. LGEP is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that works towards achieving full legal and social equality for lesbian and gay people in South Africa. Site contains documents for download on various activities.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala / Foundation for Forensic Anthropology - Guatemala

URL: http://fafg.org/

Description: In Spanish. Non-profit organization that documents and investigates human rights violations. Carries out forensic investigations to aid the justice system and the families of those disappeared in denouncing and establishing the facts related to human rights violations during Guatemala's violent internal conflict. From 1992-2008, FAFG conducted 946 forensic anthropological investigations related to massacres, arbitrary executions, paramilitary activities, general crime, disasters, forced disappearances, and femicide. FAFG maintains a database with maps, photos, figures and some information on the investigations they have conducted as well as PDFs with their forensic manuals and reviews of their publications reporting on their investigations. Fredy Peccerelli, Omar Girón, José Suassnavar y Leonel Paiz, members of FAFG, received email death threats in May 2008. FAFG has been active since 1997, and its members' security has been compromised since 2002. In their website they document some of these threats. In February 2008, Giron and Peccerelli received death threats to themselves and their families via cellphone.

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

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--forensic anthropology armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  armed conflict and persecution--mass killings armed conflict and persecution--mass graves economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--natural disasters

Title: Australia's Campaign for Burma

URL: http://freeburma.org.au

Description: In English. Site based in Australia that publicizes Burma solidarity events in Australia. Users may submit events, photographs and videos. Contains a 'protest kit' which allows users to download images for posters, t-shirts, and flyers.

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

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

Title: Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya

URL: http://galck.org/

Description: In English. Contains reports and articles on AIDS and LGBTI activism in Africa. The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya is registered as a trust (“Kenya Gay and Lesbian Trust”) and was established in May 2006 following the convening of regional LGBTI activists by a local women’s rights organisation. GALCK acts as an umbrella organisation and currently consists of five member organizations; “Minority Women in Action”, “Ishtar MSM”, “TOMIK” “Gay Kenya” and "Transgender Education and Advocacy - TEA".There are other four organizations mainly out of Nairobi whose membership is under consideration. The website includes news materials, a library of Kenyan legislation, and materials related to advocacy and events in support of gay Kenyans.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

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: Healthy Options Project Skopje

URL: http://hops.org.mk/

Description: In English and Macedonian. Healthy Options Project Skopje is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-partisan organization that started operating as a project supported by The Lindesmith Center and The Open Society Institute Macedonia in 1997. During this period it has successfully implemented programs for reduction of drug related harm, prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases, as well as programs for social reintegration and re-socialization targeting young people and vulnerable groups (drug users and their families and sex workers and their families) in Skopje, Macedonia. Materials include program documents and a variety of resources on HIV issues.

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

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--sex workers economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--AIDS/HIV,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists

Title: Human Rights First Society: Human Rights Monitoring and Advocacy in Saudi Arabia

URL: http://hrfssaudiarabia.org/

Description: In English. Contains news articles from 2006 to the present, press coverage, opportunities for action, and links to outside resources on gender and religious-based human rights violations in Saudi Arabia. Human Rights First Society is a non-profit organization with an an office in Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage civil and political rights--freedom of speech,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists

Title: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

URL: http://iglhrc.wordpress.com/

Description: In English. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. The blog site contains articles and commentary of events and news related to gay rights issues around the world.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation armed conflict and persecution--hate crimes advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--internet advocacy civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: Iraqi LGBT :: Human Rights and LGBT Issues

URL: http://iraqilgbt.org.uk/

Description: In English. Iraqi LGBT is a human rights organization established in September 2005 in response to the rise in violence against the Iraqi LGBT community that followed the U.S. invasion. The organization runs safe houses in Iraq, rescues persecuted individuals, raises awareness about issues, and advocates for sanctuary. Site contains news, links, calls for action, and photos and audio related to LGBT hate crimes in Iraq.

Captured 3 times between Jul 19, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--hate crimes advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--asylum

Title: Iraqi LGBT

URL: http://iraqilgbt.org.uk/

Description: In English and Arabic. First LGBT organization in Iraq (now based in the UK) founded by Ali Hili in 2005 who was the first to call attention to the systematic killing of LGBT people in his country. Site features news stories and organization's financial records.

Captured 3 times between Jul 19, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--hate crimes advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

URL: http://kabissa.org

Description: In English. IHRHL, established in August 1988, is a non-political, non-profit, independently funded community-based structural human rights education, research, public interest advocacy and documentation; national organization with its national, state and rural offices in the oil rich Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Its primary objective is to effectively create a culture of rights and responsibilities through its bottom-up programs in Nigeria. Site contains reports for download, news, press releases, and photographs.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing civil and political rights--good governance

Title: The Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights

URL: http://kchr.org/

Description: In Russian and English. Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights (KCHR) - is an NGO established by internationally known human rights defender Dyryldaev Ramazan. The website principally contains news and monitoring information from Kyrgyzstan.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, gender civil and political rights--freedom of the press,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse civil and political rights--borders laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--corruption civil and political rights--migrant rights

Title: Mongolian LGBT Centre

URL: http://lgbtcentre.mn/

Description: In English and Mongolian. Mongolian LGBT Centre is the first LGBTQ advocacy NGO in Mongolia. The organization lobbies for policy changes on non-discrimination law within Mongolia and on the international stage through the United Nations. Their work also includes educational and training programs. Site includes news, PDF reports, educational materials, photographs, and videos.

Captured 4 times between Jan 31, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--United Nations civil and political rights--discrimination

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: Behind the Mask

URL: http://mask.org.za/

Description: In English. Behind the Mask is a communication initiative around LGBTI rights and affairs in Africa. The organization considers information and communication technology (ICT) and independent journalistic activism as its main tools. By way of publishing a website magazine the organization gives voice to African LGBTI communities and provides a platform for exchange and debate for LGBTI groups, activists, individuals and allies. The site includes news, op-eds and journalistic pieces on gay rights in Africa, analysis of each African country's situation with regard to gay rights and specific sub-headings around issues of health, sexuality and religion.

Captured 16 times between Oct 29, 2009 and Jul 19, 2012

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: International Committee of Solidarity for Political Prisoners in Tunisia

URL: http://membres.lycos.fr/polprisoners/

Description: In English, Arabic, French and German. ICSPPT calls upon the Tunisian authorities to put an end to the sufferings of more than 1000 Political Prisoners who are all detained within extremely inhumane conditions because of their political and intellectual beliefs. Contains gallery with photos and bios of deceased, imprisoned, bulletins, reports, articles, an online forum, and signatures of individual and organization supporters.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, political civil and political rights--discrimination, religious laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists

Title: Movimento Nacional de Víctimas de Crímenes de Estado / Movement of Victims of State Crimes

URL: http://movimientodevictimas.org/

Description: In Spanish. Umbrella organization for ONGs and people who have been victims of or fight against state terrorism in Colombia. Denounces, promotes education, advocacy. MOVICE director, Ivan Cepeda Castro, has had to live in exhile twice due to death threats associated with his work denouncing state terrorism in Colombia. Criminal charges for libel and diffamation have also been made against him for his work exposing the links between governemnt officials and paramilitary forces. Site contains videos, photos, documents, and newsletters.

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

Videos: 13 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity civil and political rights--freedom of assembly,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing

Title: Radio Liberada

URL: http://radioeslodemenos.blogspot.com/

Description: In Spanish. Contains news stories, press releases, photos, videos related to the Honduran resistance movement after the 2009 coup d'etat that removed democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, from power.

Captured 11 times between Apr 29, 2010 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing civil and political rights--coups and attempted coups

Title: Honduras Resiste y Vence

URL: http://resistenciamorazan.blogspot.com/

Description: In Spanish. This blog site was created by a group of lawyers in response to the Honduran coup of July 2009. The creators compose object to the illegality of the coup and the police's repression of all protest since its beginning. The site contains a wide range of materials related to human rights, including reports, analysis, recorded testimonies, protest videos and alternative propaganda.

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

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--accountability civil and political rights--coups and attempted coups laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--habeas corpus

Title: Regional Public Movement: Chechen Committee for National Salvation

URL: http://savechechny.narod.ru/

Description: In Russian and English. Content on unlawful detainment and torture; rights of soldiers; general human rights as pertains to Russia/Chechnya territorial dispute.

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

Videos: 8 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--political parties and movements armed conflict and persecution--refugees,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--economic policy armed conflict and persecution--displacement economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

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: Change for Equality

URL: http://sign4change.info/

Description: In Farsi and English. The Change for Equality campaign is designed to connect Iranian women activists and strengthen their efforts for legal recognition of gender equality in Iran. The site contains interviews of leading activists, news coverage, support for activists jailed or persecuted in other ways and analysis of important steps in legal reform.

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

Videos: 67 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists

Title: Human Rights Center "Viasna"

URL: http://spring96.org/

Description: In Belarussian, Russian, and English. Formed in 1996, Human Rights Center "Viasna" is a non-governmental organization that promotes general human rights in Belarus. Its main areas of focus are free elections, legal rights, and media freedom. Belarusian president has been systematically dismantling all human rights NGOs in Belarus. Group's registration cancelled groundlessly before 2001 election. Site contains news archive searchable by date and topic, reports, and downloads of articles.

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

Videos: 13 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--political parties and movements laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation civil and political rights--freedom of the press,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists

Title: Institutos de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas" / Central American University's José Simeón Cañas Institute of Human Rights

URL: http://uca.edu.sv/publica/idhuca/

Description: In Spanish. Contains press releases, position statements, photographs, testimonies, PDF documents of publications, and articles dating back to 1996. The Institute documents all types of human rights violations in El Salvador, with a particular emphasis in documenting human rights violations as a result of state violence (during the civil war) and providing legal aid to victims. IDHUCA's members are in a precarious security situation because El Salvador's government is notorious for its efforts at detering any investigations or information on human rights violations. Members of IDHUCA have been harassed.

Captured 7 times between Jan 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 27 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--immigration policies and procedures armed conflict and persecution--militarization advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events

Title: Uyghur Human Rights Project

URL: http://uhrp.org/

Description: In English. UHRP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, and to raise awareness of human rights abuses that occur in East Turkestan, referred to by the Chinese authorities since 1955 as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Reports from East Turkestan document a pattern of abuse including political imprisonment, torture, and disappearances. With only a few extremely rare exceptions, Uyghurs continue to be the only population in China consistently subjected to executions for political and religious offenses. Mosques are summarily closed and the Uyghur language is banned from use in schools. Uyghurs are subjected to compulsory unpaid labor on infrastructures, such as oil or gas lines to transfer East Turkestan’s resources to mainland China. Site contains news articles, reports, press releases, and photographs.

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

Videos: 116 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--due process

Title: University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna)

URL: http://uthr.org/

Description: In English. Formed in 1988 with the aim to challenge the human rights violations experienced by the Tamil community and hold perpetrators accountable as well as create and humanize a social and political space for the community. Activities came to a standstill when a key founding member was assassinated in 1989. Contains briefings, statements, reports, and publications.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  armed conflict and persecution--militarization laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, national

Title: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights / Comission Africaine des L'Homme et des Peuples

URL: http://www.achpr.org/

Description: In English and French. Organization in based in Gambia charged with ensuring the promotion and protection of human and peoples' rights throughout the African continent. Contains downloadable documents (reports, bulletins, resolutions)

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--public policy organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--labor rights economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma

URL: http://www.altsean.org/

Description: In English. ALTSEAN-Burma (Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma) is a network of organizations and individuals based in ASEAN member states working to support the movement for human rights and democracy in Burma. The network is comprised of human rights & social justice NGOs, political parties, think tanks, academics, journalists and student activists. Site contains reports, publications, press releases, news updates, research guides by topics, photos, maps, and videos.

Captured 18 times between Jul 30, 2010 and Oct 19, 2012

Videos: 15 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Association Marocaine des Droits Humains / Moroccan Association for Human Rights

URL: http://www.amdh.org.ma/

Description: In French and some English. Support human rights and survivors of human rights violations. Seven members convicted and imprisoned for "attacking sacred values." Contains news articles and information on human rights issues.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture armed conflict and persecution--corporal punishment civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--freedom of the press,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--access to healthcare

Title: The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information: Expanding Human Rights Information and Values in the Middle East and North Africa

URL: http://www.anhri.net/

Description: In Arabic and some English. Central repository for human rights information and websites in Arabic on eighteen countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa - Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Sudan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, Libya, Oman, Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and Kuwait. Seeks to expand coverage circle to include Mauritania, Somalia and Iran. Based in Cairo, Egypt. Contains press releases, articles, and news items.

Captured 20 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 19, 2012

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--freedom of the press,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--internet advocacy

Title: Bahrain Center for Human Rights

URL: http://www.bahrainrights.org/en

Description: In English. Formed in 2002, the BCHR promotes freedoms and basic rights (civil, political and economic), combating racial discrimination, the dissemination of human rights culture, and contributing in providing support and protection for victims and the vulnerable in Bahrain. Its activities include advocacy, training, workshops, seminars, media campaigns, reporting to UN mechanisms and international NGOs and participating in international conferences and workshops. The government attempted to close the organization in 2004, but BCHR remains open after receiving both internal and external support. BCHR president Abd al-Hadi Khawaja arrested in early 2007; VP Nabeel Rajab summoned for questioning regarding violating a gag order on a report of rigged elections in November 2006. Site contains photographs, videos, and news archive.

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

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of the press,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--democratization

Title: BLUE DIAMOND SOCIETY | an organisation for lesbian gay bixesual & transgenders in Nepal

URL: http://www.bds.org.np/

Description: In English and Nepali. The Blue Diamond Society works in Kathmandu to promote LGBTQ rights by documenting and publicizing anti-LGBTQ violence, doing sexual and mental health outreach, providing legal counsel to victims and families of victims of violence, lobbying for policy changes, and organizing high-visibility events like beauty pageants. Site contains news, educational materials and other publications, and photographs.

Captured 4 times between Jan 31, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--AIDS/HIV,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation

Title: Bekhsoos

URL: http://www.bekhsoos.com

Description: In English and some Arabic. Bekhsoos is a queer Arab magazine published weekly by queer and trans folks at Meem. The site covers topics related to (homo)sexuality in the Arab world. Our objective is to fill the gap of lesbian- and transgender-produced writing in the Arab world through articles, reports, investigations, personal stories, opinion pieces, and creative writing. The materials are all written, and they reflect the goals expressed above.

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

Videos: 3 Videos Captured

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--reproductive health and pregnancy civil and political rights--women's rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation

URL: http://www.chrrmw.org/

Description: In English. The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) is a general human rights organization in Malawi that focuses on civil rights, women's rights, HIV/AIDS positive rights, disability rights, and LGBTQ rights. CHRR runs a paralegal clinic that gives advice to people whose rights have been violated, a voter education initiative, various HIV/AIDS education initiatives, and gender violence education initiatives. Site contains reports, news, and photographs.

Captured 4 times between Jan 31, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights civil and political rights--women’s rights economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--AIDS/HIV civil and political rights--discrimination--by type--physical ability discrimination advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--legal organizations

Title: Chinese Human Rights Defenders

URL: http://www.crd-net.org

Description: In Chinese and English. CRD is a network of Chinese human rights activists and groups, open to international supporters. Its activities include consultation, dissemination of information, facilitating international exchange, supporting a program of small grants to human rights work in China, research assistance and other services. Site contains news articles on human rights and activists, research, media, and the 2008 Olympics. This is the old URL for Chinese Human Rights Defenders; the new URL, http://chrdnet.com/, is included in the same group (Chinese Human Rights Defenders).

Captured 6 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 30, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of speech,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  civil and political rights--right to information advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing

Title: HIC Habitat International Coalition - Global network for the right to habitat and social justice

URL: http://www.hic-net.org/

Description: In English, Spanish, and French. HIC is an independent, internationally-based, non-profit alliance of some 400 organizations and individuals working in the area of human settlements. HIC organizes and supports organizers in the areas of land and housing rights. The site contains news, a map of urgent action areas, and downloadable documents (reports, training materials, articles, etc.).

Captured 8 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 9 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--public policy organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--adequate housing

Title: Procuradaria de Derechos Humanos / Human Rights Ombudsman

URL: http://www.pdh.org.gt/

Description: In Spanish. Contains background information on human rights, ombudsman's functions and areas of work (protection of senior citizens, prisoners, women, workers, handicapped, children and youth, publications, immigrants, indigenous populations, the environment) and news.

Captured 10 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 205 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--organized crime economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--drug trafficking

Title: Tahrir Documents

URL: http://www.tahrirdocuments.org/

Description: In English and Arabic. Tahrir Documents is an ongoing effort to archive and translate activist papers from the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath. Materials are collected from demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and published in complete English translation alongside scans of the original documents. The project is not affiliated with any political organization, Egyptian or otherwise, and is edited by Cameron Hu, Levi Thompson, Elias Saba, and Emily Drumsta. Tahrir Documents welcomes the submission of materials for translation and publication on the website.

Captured 10 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--cultural repositories

Title: Youth Human Rights Movement

URL: http://yhrm.org/

Description: In Russian and English. English portion of site contains program description and news articles. YHRM is comprised of members from 30 Russian states whose areas of focus include racial and ethnic intolerance, army service, voter rights, and youth rights. YHRM's registration revoked in 2007, but then registration committee later acknowledged this as unlawful and reinstated registration.

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

Videos: 11 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of assembly,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations

Title: Youth Initiative for Human Rights

URL: http://yihr.org/

Description: In English, Serbo-Croatian and Albanian. Formed in 2003, YIHR aims to provide protection for the victims of violations of human rights, establish new connections between the post-war generations and enhance the participation of youth in the processes of transitional justice by promoting the truth about the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Site contains reports and newsletters for download, news, press releases, information on programs, and individual pages for YIHR offices.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--discrimination, political advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

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