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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: 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: 1 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: Association for Human Rights Legal Aid

URL: http://ahrla.org/

Description: In Arabic and English. Reports on human-rights violations and provides legal assistance to victims. Shut down by government in September 2007 on ground of accepting foreign funds without government permission. Site contains news articles and other information related to human rights in Egypt.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture armed conflict and persecution--refugees advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--legal organizations

Title: Ajedi-Ka | Projet Enfants Soldats

URL: http://ajedika.org/

Description: In English. Ajedi-Ka was founded in 1988 and was comprised of three key project areas: poverty alleviation, the environment, and child soldiers. Following the 1998 war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the organization decided to focus its attention on child soldiers, thus creating AJEDI-Ka/PES (Child Soldier Project/Projet Enfants Soldats) that same year. The website contains materials regarding projects and programs, including video and photography.

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

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--AIDS/HIV armed conflict and persecution--child soldiers civil and political rights--children's rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--aid and relief organizations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--video advocacy

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: 11 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: AMAZON WATCH Supporting Indigenous Peoples, Protecting the Amazon

URL: http://amazonwatch.org/

Description: In English. Amazon Watch is an NGO founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin by running various environmental and indigenous rights campaigns. The site contains news, blog posts, and annual reports.

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

Videos: 5 Videos Captured

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous populations economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--ethnic identity economic, social, and cultural rights--environment laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights

Title: Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania - the Helsinki Committee

URL: http://apador.org/

Description: In Romanian and English. Formed in 1990, APADOR-CH is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that raises the level of awareness on and respect of human rights and rule of law. Site contains mission, objectives and the team of the association, annual reports, special reports (regarding the visits to prisons and lock-ups, as well as abuses of the police), press releases and publications of APADOR-CH. In addition, there is a special section dedicated to the free access to information of public interest, containing legislation (Law no 544/2001 regarding the free access to the information of public interest; the methodological norms for the application of Law no. 544/2001, adopted through the Governmental Decision no. 123/2002; Law no. 182/2002 on the protection of classified information; Law no. 677/2001 for the protection of persons related both to the processing of personal data and to the free circulation of such data), a practical guide for the use of Law no. 544/2001, studies, as well as summaries of APADOR-CH’s freedom of information court cases.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--right to information laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--accountability civil and political rights--democratization

Title: Arab Human Rights Index

URL: http://arabhumanrights.org/

Description: In Arabic and English. The Arab Human Rights Index site, sponsored by United Nations Development Programme on Governance in the Arab Region (UNDP-POGAR), is a repository for the entire set of United Nations documents pertaining to human rights and the responses, including reservations, by the Arab member states to the committees that monitor the core international human rights treaties.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--United Nations civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--labor rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--international law civil and political rights--discrimination, socioeconomic

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: Association africaine de Défense des droits de l’Homme :: ASADHO

URL: http://asadho-rdc.net/

Description: In French. Association africaine de Défense des droits de l’Homme (ASADHO) is a human rights NGO in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that formed in 1991 to protest the abuses of Mobutu Sese Seko. Seko seized power in 1965, formed an authoritarian regime, instated the Popular Movement of the Revolution (MPR) as the only legal political party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and ruled as president from 1965 to 1997. ASADHO monitors human rights, calls attention to abuses, does training, provides legal assistance, and has local chapters that organize around human rights issues. The Katanga chapter of ASADHO was instrumental in the Anvil Mining case of state murder. Contains reports, press releases, and news. Other URL in this group, http://blog.asadho.org/, is the blog of ASADHO.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights armed conflict and persecution--child soldiers economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--mining economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--extractive technologies armed conflict and persecution armed conflict and persecution--crimes againts humanity

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: COMUNICARTE

URL: http://asociacioncomunicarte.blogspot.com/

Description: In Spanish. Comunicarte is an organization that creates documentaries about human rights violations and daily life in Guatemala, with a particular focus on indigenous rights and indigenous struggles against corporate oppression. Site includes embedded videos and updates about projects.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--video advocacy advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous populations economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development

Title: ..:: Minga ::..

URL: http://asociacionminga.org/

Description: In Spanish. Asociación MINGA advocates for the human rights of Colombians, particularly indigenous populations. Their focuses include property rights, internal displacement, and monitoring human rights violations. The site contains news on actions, settlements, violations, and other relevant topics, as well as photographs.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--seizure of property armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons

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: Belarusian Association of Journalists

URL: http://baj.by/

Description: In English, Russian, and Belarusian. The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) is a freedom of the press NGO in Belarus. BAJ defends reporters' rights and issues weekly and annual reports on the state of freedom of the press in Belarus (which touch on other human rights issues in the region). Site contains news and reports.

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

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of the press civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--right to information

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: Bangladesh Human Rights Network

URL: http://banglarights.net/

Description: In English. Formed in 2001, Banglarights is an independent web portal which exposes and challenges discrimination and violations of human rights. Site contains information on human rights issues in Bangladesh and worldwide as well as a photo gallery.

Captured 9 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--AIDS/HIV laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--corruption economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--right to water

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: 1 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: ASADHO - RDC

URL: http://blog.asadho.org/

Description: In French. Association africaine de Défense des droits de l’Homme (ASADHO) is a human rights NGO in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that formed in 1991 to protest the abuses of Mobutu Sese Seko. Seko seized power in 1965, formed an authoritarian regime, instated the Popular Movement of the Revolution (MPR) as the only legal political party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and ruled as president from 1965 to 1997. ASADHO monitors human rights, calls attention to abuses, does training, provides legal assistance, and has local chapters that organize around human rights issues. The Katanga chapter of ASADHO was instrumental in the Anvil Mining case of state murder. Contains reports, press releases, and news. Other URL in this group, http://asadho-rdc.net/, is the main website of ASADHO.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights armed conflict and persecution--child soldiers economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--mining economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--extractive technologies armed conflict and persecution armed conflict and persecution--crimes againts humanity

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: 1 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: The Burma Campaign UK: Campaigning for Human Rights and Democracy in Burma

URL: http://burmacampaign.org.uk/

Description: in English. The Burma Campaign UK works for human rights, democracy and development in Burma. We work for the freedom of all the peoples of Burma regardless of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender or age. Contains news archive, video gallery, newsletters and reports for download, and events listing.

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

Videos: 1 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--political parties and movements 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 civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--democratization economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--corporate social responsibility