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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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

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: 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: 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: The Chosun Journal: Networking Communities for Human Rights in North Korea

URL: http://chosunjournal.com/

Description: In English. Formed in 2001, the Chosun Journal is a non-profit site whose agenda is to inform, provoke, and mobilize consciences for human rights in North Korea. Site contains news articles, photographs, videos, reports available for download, recommended reading list, and ways to get involved.

Captured 16 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 1 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--right to adequate food armed conflict and persecution--infanticide

Title: Latvijas Cilvektiesibu Centrs | Latvian Center for Human Rights

URL: http://cilvektiesibas.org.lv/lv/

Description: In English, Latvian and Russian. The Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) was established in 1993 with a view to promoting human rights and tolerance in Latvia through monitoring, research, advocacy, legal assistance and training activities. In recent years, LCHR main focus has been on two broad areas: human rights in closed institutions, and social integration, which includes all minority-related and tolerance issues, as they represent the most important problem areas of human rights in Latvia. The website contains information on topical issue areas, including social integration, tolerance, and mental disability advocacy.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation

Title: The BALKAN Human Rights Web Pages

URL: http://cm.greekhelsinki.gr/

Description: In English. Site contains news articles dating from 2005 to 2009. All relate to human rights issues in Greece. In addition, the site links to other BALKAN Human Rights pages.

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

Videos: 1 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--hate crimes civil and political rights--freedom of religion advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage civil and political rights--discrimination, religious laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings

Title: Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos / The Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights

URL: http://cmdpdh.org/

Description: In Spanish and some English. The Comisión Mexicana de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos was founded during the 1980s as a non-governmental organization that intervenes with legal measures in cases of human rights abuses and forced disappearances. The site is material rich, with photos videos and podcasts available. It includes detailed information on a variety of cases.

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

Videos: 7 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal 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: COPORWA: Community of Rwandese Potters

URL: http://coporwa.org/

Description: In English and French. COPORWA is a non-profit organization working for the economic and community development of the Batwa people of Rwanda. Materials include background documents about the Batwa people and photos.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community development organizations civil and political rights--discrimination, gender economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--poverty economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--AIDS/HIV economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--education civil and political rights--discrimination, socioeconomic

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: 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: Dvizhenie za Prava I Sbobodi / Movement for Rights and Freedom

URL: http://dps.bg/

Description: In Bulgarian, English and Turkish. Founded in 1990, the MRF, a Bulgarian political party, formed to represent the interests of the Turkish ethnic minority, but has since broadened its goals and platform to embrace all issues of civil rights in Bulgaria, aiming "to contribute to the unity of the Bulgarian people and to the full and unequivocal compliance with the rights and freedoms of mankind and of all religious and cultural communities in Bulgaria". Site contains news, policy information, documents, organizational structure and information on the 2007 election.

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

Videos: 12 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--political parties and movements economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team / Equipo Argentino de Antropologia Forense

URL: http://eaaf.typepad.com/

Description: In English, Spanish, French. The EAAF is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that conducts forensic archaeological and anthropological research to investigate human rights violations in Argentina and worldwide. Site contains annual reports from work conducted in different countries in Latin America and around the world, field mission reports, press releases, and videos.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--forensic anthropology armed conflict and persecution--disappearances

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: Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies

URL: http://eicds.org/

Description: In English and Arabic. Contains project information, press releases, PDFs of publications, and a database of its library related to democracy and civil rights in Egypt and the Middle East. The Center is a non-governmental organization and its main objectives are the advancement of applied social sciences with special emphasis on Egypt and the Arab World. It is committed to the promotion of responsible dialogue, democracy, peace and development for all peoples in the region. The Egyptian government closed the center in 2000. Its founder, Saad Eddine Ibrahim, and 27 other members of staff were tried and imprisoned on trumped-up charges in 2002. The center re-opened in 2003 but founder remains abroad for fear of imprisonment upon return to Egypt.

Captured 9 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Apr 30, 2011

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--discrimination, political civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of assembly 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: 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: Association of Non-Profit Organizations in Defense of Voters' Rights

URL: http://golos.org/

Description: In Russian and English. Content on ensuring fair, legal, and democratic voting processes in Russia.

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

Videos: 16 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--democratization

Title: The Balkan Human Rights Web Pages

URL: http://greekhelsinki.gr/

Description: In English and Greek. This website provides a platform for a variety of regional human rights organizations. It provides materials on news and issue areas across the region, but divided into country areas.

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

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--children's rights

Title: Georgian Young Lawyers' Association

URL: http://gyla.ge/geo/news

Description: In Georgian and English. Contains publications, press releases, databases related to human rights and maintaining the rule of law. GYLA is a Georgia-based non-governmental organization that aims to promote the rule of law and democratic practices in Georgia and protect human rights and freedoms in Georgia using the rule of law. Members have received threats from unknown persons and have been accused by government of misusing foreign funds and politicizing; organization believes this in retaliation for their criticism of certain governmental practices.

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

Videos: 9 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of speech advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--legal organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--human trafficking

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: 12 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: Haiti Solidarity

URL: http://haitisolidarity.net/

Description: In English. Haiti Action Committee formed in 1991 by a group of California Bay Area activists in solidarity with the Haitian struggle for democracy. Contains PDF versions of Haiti Action Committee publications, background information on political history in Haiti, action alerts, opportunities for involvement, press coverage, and links to other resources.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development civil and political rights--women's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--poverty laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners

Title: Cesky Helsinky Vybor | Czech Helsinki Committee

URL: http://helcom.cz/

Description: In English and Czech. The Czech Helsinki Committee is a non-governmental non-profit organization for human rights. The website includes materials related to various project areas, such as prisons, racism, xenophobia, women, seniors, and police. The site also links to news articles and to a human rights library of background documents for the human rights movement.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--women's rights

Title: Den Danske Helsinki Komite

URL: http://helsinki-komiteen.dk/

Description: In Danish. Website for the local Danish Helsinki Committee. Site includes reports, analysis and project information.

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

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners armed conflict and persecution--terrorism

Title: Magyar Helsinki Bizottsag | Hungarian Helsinki Committee

URL: http://helsinki.hu/

Description: In English and Hungarian. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee is an association founded in 1989. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee monitors the enforcement in Hungary of human rights enshrined in international human rights instruments, provides legal defence to victims of human rights abuses by state authorities and informs the public about rights violations. The website contains news articles and publications regarding various issue areas - refugees, law enforcement, access to justice, and ethnic minorities.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial

Title: Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

URL: http://helsinki.org.ua/

Description: In Russian, Ukrainian, and English. The Association was established on the 1st of April 2004 and registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in June 2004. The aims of the Association’s establishment are realization and protection of rights and freedoms by promoting practical implementation of humanitarian articles of the Final Act of the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) adopted in 1975, other international standards based on it and international obligations accepted by Ukraine in human right and freedoms spheres. The website includes a news and analysis covering a wide variety of issue areas, including torture, elections, privacy, child rights, refugees and criminal codes.

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

Videos: 5 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--right to privacy

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 Documentation Center

URL: http://hrdc.net/

Description: In English. A portal to human rights related resources including World Conference Against Racism, national human rights institutions, Asian Pacific Human Rights Network, training programs, and publications for order.

Captured 15 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--good governance

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: Human Rights in China

URL: http://hrichina.org/

Description: In English, Mandarin or Cantonese. HRIC is an NGO founded by Chinese students and scholars in 1989 to increase support for victims of human rights abuses and accountability for perpetrators. Materials include a variety of analytical reports, news media, and bibliographies pointing to additional information.

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

Title: Institute of Human Rights

URL: http://hrights.ru/

Description: In Russian. Contains information on all types of human rights violations in Russia and surrounding areas. Organization run by one person.

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

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings

Title: National Human Rights Commission of Korea: A World of Dignity for All

URL: http://humanrights.go.kr/index.jsp

Description: In Korean and English. The Commission was established in 2001 as a national advocacy institution for human rights protection. It is committed to the fulfillment of human rights in a broader sense, including dignity, value and freedom of every human being, as signified in international human rights conventions and treaties to which Korea is a signatory. State-run, some of the commissioners have to be approved by the president. Contains press releases, background information, legal documents, photographs, cartoons, posters, videos, newsletter, form to file a complaint with instructions in Chinese, English, Hindustani, Monoglia, Thai, Russian, Vietnamese, and downloads of articles and publications.

Captured 6 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights civil and political rights--elderly rights civil and political rights--migrant rights

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: Instituto de Investigación, Documentación y Derechos Humanos de la República Dominicana / Insititute of Research, Documentation and Human Rights of the Dominican Republic

URL: http://idh-rd.org.do/

Description: In Spanish. IDH-RD is a non-governmental organization that conducts human rights advocacy, education, and documentation. Lists areas of investigation, publications, activities, and contact information for reporting human rights violations.

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

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development civil and political rights--democratization civil and political rights--migrant rights

Title: Blog del Instituto de los Derechos Humanos de la UCA / Central American University "José Simeon Cañas" Institute for Human Rights Blog

URL: http://idhuca.blogspot.com/

Description: In Spanish. Blog contains news updates on human rights issues in El Salvador.

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

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--accountability

Title: International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights

URL: http://ihf-hr.org/

Description: In English. The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) is an international, nongovernmental organization constituted by national Helsinki Committees and Cooperating Organizations in the participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Website contains news, reports and issue area campaign documents for international human rights concerns.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations

Title: Isis Internacional

URL: http://isis.cl/

Description: In Spanish. In 1974, Isis was founded in Chile with the aim to document women's struggles worldwide. Programs focus on violence against women, health, documentation and information resources on the topic of women and gender. Contains documents, newsletters, catalog of publications.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 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 armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence

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: Karen Human Rights Group

URL: http://khrg.org/

Description: In English. KHRG documents the human rights situation in rural Burma by working directly with rural villagers who are suffering abuses such as forced labour, systematic destruction of villages and crops, forced relocation, extortion, looting, arbitrary detention, torture, sexual assault and summary executions. The vast majority of these abuses are committed by soldiers and officials of the State Peace \& Development Council (SPDC), Burma's ruling military junta. KHRG trains and equips local people to document villagers' stories and gather evidence of human rights abuses; disseminate this information worldwide; and work directly with local villagers in enhancing their strategies to resist human rights abuses. Site contains news, reports, and photographs.

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

Videos: 113 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons armed conflict and persecution--displacement armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--right to adequate food armed conflict and persecution--militarization economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--forced labor

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: Kosovo: the land of the living past

URL: http://kosovo.net/

Description: In English. Contains information on Orthodox Christians, a minority Christian group, in Muslim Kosovo.

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

Videos: 15 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of religion laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings armed conflict and persecution--war crimes armed conflict and persecution--terrorism economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Lambda Istanbul

URL: http://lambdaistanbul.org/

Description: In Turkish and some English. Organization run by gay and lesbian activists on a volunteer basis. Activities include maintaining a cultural center, organizing pride activities, weekly meetings, weekly radio show, helpline, reporting human rights violations, working with the university to conduct research with/on the LGBT community, and organizing demonstrations.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

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: La Strada Moldova

URL: http://lastrada.md/

Description: In Moldovan and some English. Focuses on women's rights, domestic violence, and human trafficking. 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.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--human trafficking armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence

Title: Ligue des Droits de la Personne dans la Région des Grands Lacs / League for the Defense of Human Rights of the Great Lakes

URL: http://ldgl.org/

Description: In French and some English. Human rights umbrella group, with members from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda. Contains reports, documents, bulletins, and presentations related to human rights in the region.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--discrimination, gender civil and political rights--good governance economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Human Rights Solidarity [Libya]

URL: http://lhrs.ch/

Description: In Arabic and some English. Contains news, articles, press releases, studies and reports, and links to other resources on human rights violations in Libya. Libya forbids opposition political parties & independent organizations & violators can be executed; therefore there may be no organizations based in Libya itself. Libya has forcibly "disappeared" 258 political prisoners, many for violating Law 71 that bans any group activity oppossed to the regime.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of assembly

Title: Cambodia League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

URL: http://licadho-cambodia.org/

Description: In English. Since 1992, LICADHO has been at the forefront of efforts to protect human rights in Cambodia and to promote respect for civil and political rights by the Cambodian government and institutions. Building on its past achievements, LICADHO continues to be an advocate for the people and a monitor of the government through wide-ranging human rights programs from its main office in Phnom Penh and 12 provincial offices. Primary issue areas for this NGO include torture, children's rights, women's rights, prisoner's rights and human rights education. The website includes news, reports and primary testimonies.

Captured 14 times between Jul 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 laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--labor rights

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: 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: Memorial: International Historical, Enlightenment, Human Rights and Humanitarian Society and Memorial

URL: http://memo.ru/

Description: In English, Russian and German. The International Volunteer Public Organization “MEMORIAL Historical, Educational, Human Rights And Charitable Society” is a volunteer public association. Memorial is a community of dozens of organizations in different regions of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Georgia. Memorial is a group of specialized research, human rights, and education centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and several other cities. The site contains limited textual materials related to human rights, but links to a more comprehensive website with additional materials.

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

Videos: 31 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events

Title: Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia

URL: http://mhc.org.mk/

Description: In Macedonian, Albanian and English. The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia is a non-governmental organization which major duty is to observe and inform, on local and international level, on the respect of the human rights, in accordance with the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and other international standards for the respect of human rights. It provides free legal aid upon citizen submitted complains, undertakes casework, legal initiatives, researches, disseminations on human rights, organizes conferences, seminars, and trainings. Site contains reports and information on organization's programs and activities.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--discrimination, religious laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--mental disability

Title: Moscow Helsinki Group

URL: http://mhg.ru/

Description: In Russian and some English. Moscow Helsinki Group was founded in 1976 as an extension of the international network of Helsinki committees. The website's content is primarily in Russian, but materials in English include news, political analysis, documentation of human rights violations and organization publications.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--children's rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--peace activism

Title: United Nations Organization Mission in DR Congo

URL: http://monuc.unmissions.org/

Description: In English and French. Determined in 2000 according to a UN security council resolution, the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo's mandate includes facilitation of humanitarian assistance and human rights monitoring, with particular attention to vulnerable groups including women, children and demobilized child soldiers. Site contains photographs, newsletters, maps, and press releases for download, audio and video clips, and press coverage.

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

Videos: 2 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation armed conflict and persecution--child soldiers armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse armed conflict and persecution--United Nations Peacekeeping civil and political rights--children's rights armed conflict and persecution--weapons--landmines and unexploded ordnance

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: 15 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: 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: 928 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: NGO Coordination Committee in Iraq

URL: http://ncciraq.org/

Description: In English, French and Arabic. Contains information divided by subject. Network of 80 international NGOs and 200 Iraqi NGOs. Unable to list Iraqi NGOs for security reasons.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, gender advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--aid and relief organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, religious economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: National Coalition for Haitian Rights: Haiti Insight Online

URL: http://nchr.org

Description: In English. Formed in 1992, the Coalition's mission is to champion the rights of Haitians in the United States and Haiti. Organization survives on donations and volunteers; there are local offices in Haiti and only two staff members in US. Site contains publications for download, press, news archive of articles relating to immigration, refugees, human rights, and civil rights.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--migrant rights--immigrant rights

Title: Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal

URL: http://nepal.ohchr.org/

Description: In English and some Nepali. OHCHR-Nepal was invited by the Government of Nepal in April 2005 to monitor how people’s human rights were being respected and to advise the Government on how it can promote and protect human rights. Focuses on child rights, gender, social exclusion and transitional justice. Site contains press releases, speeches, newsletters, Nepali characters font for download in Nepali and English, audio and video materials, and maps.

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

Videos: 75 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, gender civil and political rights--children's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--transitional jusice

Title: Nepal Dalit Info: An Information Network for Nepal Dalit Information Resources

URL: http://nepaldalitinfo.net/

Description: In English. In 2003, Dr. DP Rasali, Mr. Hira Vishwakarma and Dr. MB Bishwakarma formed information network to connect Dalits, a traditionally discriminated group, from Nepal.

Captured 14 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community development organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--education civil and political rights--right to information economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: Den Norske Helsingforskomite | The Norwegian Helsinki Committee

URL: http://nhc.no/

Description: In Norwegian and English. (Content not identical in both languages.) The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is one of 44 Helsinki Committees throughout Europe. The website includes photographs and video, particularly of freedom of speech violations, as well as news, publications and resources for NGOs seeking funding.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--freedom of speech

Title: Omo "Iliniden" - Pirin: Member of the European Free Alliance - EFA

URL: http://omoilindenpirin.org/

Description: In English, Bulgarian, and Macedonian. OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN is a democratic party in the Republic of Bulgaria, that protects the rights of the minorities and strives for the decentralization of the country. It is the only political party that fights for the rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian government refuses to acknowledge the existence of the large Macedonian minority in Pirin Macedonia and continues to violate its basic human rights. Members and supporters of OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN (political party and human rights organization) and OMO Ilinden (human and minority rights organization) have been videotaped, harassed, beaten, fined, and even imprisoned simply for asserting their ethnic Macedonian identity.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--political parties and movements civil and political rights--freedom of speech civil and political rights--freedom of assembly economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: People's Watch of Tamil Nadu

URL: http://pwtn.org/

Description: In English. Founded in 1995, People's Watch documents and legally intervenes in human rights cases. Primary issue areas include torture prevention, access to justice and tsunami recovery efforts. The website includes photographic and video media materials, reports and news.

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

Videos: 12 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--education

Title: Radio Okapi

URL: http://radiookapi.net/

Description: In French. Radio Okapi's local language radio programs disseminate information about humanitarian assistance, the peace process, and demobilization and reintegration. A Radio Okapi journalist was murdered in June 2007.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage armed conflict and persecution--demobilization armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding

Title: Reiniciar: corporación para la defensa y promoción de derechos humanos / Reinitiate: Corporation for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights

URL: http://reiniciar.org/

Description: In Spanish. Contains news articles, audiovisual materials, PDFs of publications, and opportunities for action. Focuses on the genocide of members of the Unión Patriótica, leftist political party whose members were targeted and killed during the 1980s by military and paramilitary forces. Founded in 1993 by surviving members of UP and others who had worked on human rights in the Barrancabermeja area of Colombia, Reiniciar is a non-profit organization based in Bogota, Colombia that provides human rights advocacy training, documents human rights violations nation wide, and provides legal, humanitarian and psychological aid to survivors of human rights abuses.

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

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances civil and political rights--political parties and movements armed conflict and persecution--refugees advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events civil and political rights--political identity

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: South Asia Forum for Human Rights

URL: http://safhr.org/

Description: In English. Human rights coalition with 35 partner organizations and offices in Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Formed in 1990, SAFHR promotes respect for universal values of human rights, the interdependence of rights and the indivisibility of rights. Some of its core concerns of the human rights and peace agenda are displacement of indigenous peoples and minorities, refugees and migrants, impunity, inter-state and intra-state conflicts and peace accords, militarization and the strengthening of peace constituencies in civil society. It works with two particular constituencies - women and the media- to strengthen their peace and human rights building capacities.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--freedom of speech armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding

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: Comité Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos / Cuban Committee for Human Rights

URL: http://sigloxxi.org/

Description: In Spanish and English. Contains news and articles on human rights abuses, death penalty, and political prisoners.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners civil and political rights--discrimination, political laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners

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: 16 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: Taiwan Association for Human Rights

URL: http://tahr.org.tw/

Description: In Chinese and English. Formed in 1994, TAHR focuses on all areas related to human rights and is the longest-running human rights organization in Taiwan. Contains news on latest campaigns and projects.

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

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--adequate housing

Title: Tibet Online

URL: http://tibet.org/

Description: In English. Creates internet resources for Tibet support groups. Provides videos, list of non-English websites on Tibet, list of Tibet support groups internationally, information on Tibet and campaigns supporting Tibet, news items, and legal and historical materials.

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

Videos: 28 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of religion civil and political rights--freedom of assembly economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, national

Title: Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia

URL: http://trcofliberia.org/

Description: In English. Includes photos, videos, mp3s, maps, reports, hearings, press releases, newsletters and news items related to Liberian civil war that occurred from 1979-2003. Users may also upload their own photos and testimonies for the website. The TRC also works with the Liberian diaspora in the U.S. and West Africa.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights armed conflict and persecution--child soldiers armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse armed conflict and persecution--war crimes laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--transitional jusice advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events

Title: Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report

URL: http://trcsierraleone.org

Description: In English. Funded by the Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA). Site contains complete report for download of the Sierra Leone Truth \& Reconciliation Commission's investigation of abuses during the Sierra Leone civil war. There are also versions of the report for high school students and children. Government has ignored or rejected recommendations; there is also a lack of government funding.

Captured 2 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 29, 2009

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions civil and political rights--good governance armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding

Title: Tunezine

URL: http://tunezine.com

Description: In French and Arabic. The Association monitors the violations of human rights in Tunisia works to defend the rights of the political detainees, and publishes news regarding the violations that nationals of neighboring Arab countries face. Closed in 2006.

Captured 2 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 29, 2009

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

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: 33 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: 153 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: China Tian Wang Human Rights Service

URL: http://www.64tianwang.com/

Description: In Chinese and some English. Began in 1999 as a web service for missing persons searches. Conducts human rights activities in 30 mainland provinces and cities.

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

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances civil and political rights--discrimination, political laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners armed conflict and persecution--corporal punishment civil and political rights--freedom of speech laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity

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