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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: 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: Aswat Palestinian Gay Women

URL: http://aswatgroup.org/

Description: In Arabic and English. The mission of the ASWAT initiative is to serve as a Palestinian gay women’s group where we may express ourselves, discuss gender and sexuality, define our feminism, and address the conflict experienced by us between our national and gendered identities. In addition, we strive to generate social change in order to meet the needs of one of the most silenced and oppressed communities in Israel. We work to reach out to Palestinian and Jewish communities in Israel, and also to collaborate with other like minded institutes, groups and individuals in order to combat the multilayered discrimination we face and to promote women rights. ASWAT's projects center on three themes: empowerment and awareness, advocacy and outreach, and information. Materials on the site include information about organization activities and projects, and a multimedia gallery.

Captured 17 times between Oct 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--hate crimes civil and political rights--women's rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: 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: Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya

URL: http://galck.org/

Description: In English. Contains reports and articles on AIDS and LGBTI activism in Africa. The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya is registered as a trust (“Kenya Gay and Lesbian Trust”) and was established in May 2006 following the convening of regional LGBTI activists by a local women’s rights organisation. GALCK acts as an umbrella organisation and currently consists of five member organizations; “Minority Women in Action”, “Ishtar MSM”, “TOMIK” “Gay Kenya” and "Transgender Education and Advocacy - TEA".There are other four organizations mainly out of Nairobi whose membership is under consideration. The website includes news materials, a library of Kenyan legislation, and materials related to advocacy and events in support of gay Kenyans.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation civil and political rights--women's rights,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: 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: Iraqi LGBT

URL: http://iraqilgbt.org.uk/

Description: In English and Arabic. First LGBT organization in Iraq (now based in the UK) founded by Ali Hili in 2005 who was the first to call attention to the systematic killing of LGBT people in his country. Site features news stories and organization's financial records.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--hate crimes advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: Mongolian LGBT Centre

URL: http://lgbtcentre.mn/

Description: In English and Mongolian. Mongolian LGBT Centre is the first LGBTQ advocacy NGO in Mongolia. The organization lobbies for policy changes on non-discrimination law within Mongolia and on the international stage through the United Nations. Their work also includes educational and training programs. Site includes news, PDF reports, educational materials, photographs, and videos.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--United Nations civil and political rights--discrimination

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: 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: 13 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: 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: Change for Equality

URL: http://we-change.org/

Description: In Farsi, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic. Contains articles and reports on frequent government blocking of organization's web content as well as that of other women's rights organizations in Iran. New URL for http://www.change4equality.info/.

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

Videos: 67 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct

Title: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights / Comission Africaine des L'Homme et des Peuples

URL: http://www.achpr.org/

Description: In English and French. Organization in based in Gambia charged with ensuring the promotion and protection of human and peoples' rights throughout the African continent. Contains downloadable documents (reports, bulletins, resolutions)

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--public policy organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--labor rights economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: BLUE DIAMOND SOCIETY | an organisation for lesbian gay bixesual & transgenders in Nepal

URL: http://www.bds.org.np/

Description: In English and Nepali. The Blue Diamond Society works in Kathmandu to promote LGBTQ rights by documenting and publicizing anti-LGBTQ violence, doing sexual and mental health outreach, providing legal counsel to victims and families of victims of violence, lobbying for policy changes, and organizing high-visibility events like beauty pageants. Site contains news, educational materials and other publications, and photographs.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--AIDS/HIV advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists armed conflict and persecution--harassment and humiliation,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation

Title: Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria / Center for Feminist Studies and Consultancy

URL: http://www.cfemea.org.br/

Description: In Portuguese and English. Contains articles, links, list of PDF publications, and events calendar related to human rights, women's rights (health, sexuality, work, violence) and racial/ethnic discrimination. CFEMEA is a non-governmental organization based in Brasilia, Brazil.

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

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--reproductive health and pregnancy civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--domestic / household workers

Title: Change for Equality

URL: http://www.change4equality.info/

Description: In Farsi, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Arabic. Contains articles and reports on frequent government blocking of organization's web content as well as that of other women's rights organizations in Iran. Deactivated; new URL for organization at http://we-change.org/.

Captured  on Apr 29, 2009

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--discrimination, gender laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct

Title: Procuraduría General de la Nación: República de Colombia

URL: http://www.procuraduria.gov.co/

Description: In Spanish. Official government website for the ombudsman of Colombia. Contains news, publications, photographs, audio and video materials, and an event calendar. The Procuraduría oversees state employees in their exercise of their public duties. Within the ongoing peace process between the state and paramilitry forces, the Procuraduría is charged with promoting participatory mechanisms for the victims. They are organizing a project that archives the non-judicial materials produced in the course of the prosecution of paramilitary crimes: testimonies, objects, photographs. Organization has limited funding and security concerns associated with what is a highly controversial peace process between the state and the paramilitaries. Links between paramilitary forces and state agents have been publicly denounced, and in certain cases proved in court.

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

Videos: 548 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--public policy organizations

Title: Promolex

URL: http://www.promolex.md/

Description: In English, Russian, and Romanian. Promo-LEX is a human rights and development NGO in Moldova. Promo-LEX focuses on legal aid, litigation, legislative advocacy, human rights and election monitoring, anti-discrimination work, and education. Site contains news, reports, press releases, and e-newsletters.

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

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--laws and legislation ,  civil and political rights--good governance civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--discrimination

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