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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: 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: 5 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: 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: Chinese Human Rights Defenders

URL: http://chrdnet.com/

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

Captured  on Jan 31, 2012

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

Title: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 3 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: 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: 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: 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: Sithi.org: Cambodian Human Rights Portal

URL: http://sithi.org/

Description: In English. Sithi.org is a Cambodian human rights portal that enables citizen reporting and monitoring of human rights violations in Cambodia, maintains lists of elected officials, human rights laws, funding agencies, and organizations, tracks development efforts and elections, and provides other publications and materials. Sithi.org is maintained by the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), which is also available through the archive (http://www.cchrcambodia.org/). Site contains interactive maps, photos, videos, publications, and news.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners,  civil and political rights--freedom of speech ,  civil and political rights--right to self determination laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--due process laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights

Title: Grupo Tortura Nunca Mais

URL: http://torturanuncamais-rj.org.br/

Description: In Portuguese. Grupo Tortura Nunca Mais/RJ (GTNM/RJ) is a Brazilian non-profit founded in 1985 to advocate for the rights of current and former political prisoners, organize anti-torture campaigns, provide physical and psychological care for those affected by state violence, and record the history of the military dictatorship which ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985. Site contains news, publications, information on disappeared people, and links.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners,  civil and political rights--freedom of speech ,  armed conflict and persecution--torture advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations armed conflict and persecution--disappearances laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--truth commissions

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

Title: Bahrain Center for Human Rights

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

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

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

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

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

Title: CCHR | Cambodian Center for Human Rights

URL: http://www.cchrcambodia.org/

Description: In English. Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is an umbrella human rights NGO in Cambodia which offers education on human rights issues, monitors trials, advocates for free speech and freedom of the press, runs land rights campaigns, supports a network of human rights activists and organizations in Cambodia, and creates reports on human rights in Cambodia. CCHR also operates http://sithi.org/, a human rights portal for reporting/monitoring human rights violations, tracking elections, and maintaining lists of human rights NGOs in Cambodia (which is also archived). Site contains news, reports, and educational materials.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--right to self determination,  civil and political rights--freedom of speech ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--due process armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--land rights

Title: Chinese Human Rights Defenders

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

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

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

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

Title: Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety [Azerbaijan]

URL: http://www.irfs.org/

Description: In Azerbaijani and English. Formed as a non-governmental organization in 2006, the IRFS has been monitoring all violence against journalists and violations of journalists’ rights in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has the 5th highest number of wrongfully imprisoned journalists in the world, behind China, Eritrea, Iran and Cuba. Staff members subject to random beatings, surveillance, and arbitrary detention with impunity. Contains photographs, videos, list of journalists, freedom of information requests, news, and reports for download. Users can also upload their own content.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities,  civil and political rights--freedom of speech ,  civil and political rights--freedom of the press civil and political rights--right to information

Title: Free Cuba Foundation

URL: http://www2.fiu.edu/~fcf/

Description: In English. Free Cuba Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Miami that aims towards the establishment of an independent and democratic Cuba using non-violent means. Site contains background information, a news archive, videos, list of human rights violations and political prisoners in Cuba, and a lecture series by Thomas P. Ray.

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

Videos: 10 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--censorship civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities civil and political rights--political parties and movements laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners,  civil and political rights--freedom of speech ,  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

Title: Youth Human Rights Movement

URL: http://yhrm.org/

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

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

Videos: 11 Videos Captured

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

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