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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 6 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 112 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: 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: 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: 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: 11 Videos Captured

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

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

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

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

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

Videos: 27 Videos Captured

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

Title: The World Uyghur Network News

URL: http://utv.dyndns.org/

Description: In Chinese, Uyghur, Turkish, German, and English. List of human rights-related articles in East Turkestan. Based in Germany. New URL for http://www.uygur.org/enorg/h_rights/human_r.htm.

Captured 3 times between Jan 31, 2012 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners,  armed conflict and persecution--torture ,  civil and political rights--censorship civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--discrimination, political economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development

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

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

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

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

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

Title: Association pour la Protection des Droits Humains et des Personnes Detenues / Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons

URL: http://www.aprodh.org/

Description: In French, some English. Contains information on human rights abuses, such as sexual violence and torture, in Burundi. APRODH is a non-profuit organization based in Burundi that seeks to combat torture, sexual violence and the abuse of human rights of prisoners by soldiers and police in Burundi.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--disappearances,  armed conflict and persecution--torture ,  civil and political rights--discrimination, gender armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse

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: 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: Disability Rights International

URL: http://www.disabilityrightsintl.org/

Description: In English, with some reports in other languages. Disability Rights International advocates for the rights of people with disabilities via legal assistance and training, policy advocacy, and research. Areas of focus include anti-torture as well as physical and mental disability rights. Site contains reports, videos, lists of resources, and updates.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture ,  civil and political rights--discrimination--mental ability discrimination civil and political rights--discrimination--phsyical ability discrimination

Title: CNLT I Conseil National Pour Les Libertés En Tunisie I Tunisian Human Rights Politics

URL: http://www.geocities.com/for_dem_lib

Description: In French, Arabic, English, Spanish. CNLT addresses issues of political freedom and civil liberties in Tunisia. Their site contains newsletters, reports, and the organization's founding documents.

Captured 3 times between Jul 29, 2009 and Jan 29, 2010

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners civil and political rights--freedom of the press laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--due process

Title: Asian Human Rights Commission

URL: http://www.humanrights.asia/

Description: In English. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations. AHRC promotes civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. The website includes news coverage of human rights violations and documents related to campaigns against extrajudicial killings and disappearances, children's rights, torture, among others.

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

Videos: 27 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations,  armed conflict and persecution--torture ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage armed conflict and persecution--extrajudicial executions armed conflict and persecution--mass killings civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--right to adequate food

Title: La Ligue Tchadienne des Droits de l'Homme (LTDH)

URL: http://www.laltdh.org/

Description: In French. Established in May 1994, La Ligue Tchadienne des Droits de l'Homme (LTDH) works to promote the protection of human rights in Chad. LTDH strives to end discrimination in all forms and abolish torture. The site contains reports and articles on individuals who have been tortured.

Captured 2 times between Oct 19, 2012 and Jan 18, 2013

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

Title: Türkiye İnsan Hakları Vakfı/Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT)

URL: http://www.tihv.org.tr/index.php?turkce

Description: In English and Turkish. Türkiye İnsan Hakları Vakfı/Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) is an NGO established in 1990 to provide treatment and rehabilitation services for torture survivors and document human rights violations in Turkey. Although torture occurred more frequently in Turkey in the 1980s, the HRFT continues to monitor the human rights situation in Turkey and provides aid to survivors. The site contains a few reports and news updates about human rights abuses in Turkey.

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

Videos: 6 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture

Title: Human Rights in Nizhny Novgorod

URL: http://www.uic.unn.ru/hrnnov/

Description: In Russian and English. Content on unlawful detainment and torture; general human rights as pertains to Russia/Chechnya territorial dispute as well as information on the organization's legal and information center and publications.

Captured 3 times between Jul 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture ,  civil and political rights--women's rights laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding

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