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Human Rights Documentation Initiative

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

Archived since: Apr, 2009


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

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

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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,, 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

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