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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: 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: Banat Akhir Zaman

URL: http://banatakhirzaman.org/

Description: In English and some Arabic. Banat Akhir Zaman is a grassroots movement that seeks to achieve gender equality in Lebanon by empowering women on the personal, social, political and economic levels. Current organization initiatives include legal reform and research. The website includes general materials on both of these initiatives.

Captured 10 times between Oct 29, 2009 and Jan 31, 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 laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--community organizing armed conflict and persecution--domestic violence economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--abortion

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: 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: Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees

URL: http://english.irqr.net/

Description: In English. IRQR is an international, non for profit, queer human rights organization based in Toronto, Canada. We help Iranian gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered refugees all over the world. We help when Iranian queers are threatened with deportation back to Iran. We also assist Iranian queers in obtaining asylum in friendly countries. When Iranian queer people flee persecution in Iran, they generally go to Turkey. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) interviews these refugees and decides whether their case for asylum is valid. If they are granted asylum status, the UNHCR finds a new country for each person on base of their profile. IRQR helps these refugees through the process and, whenever possible, provides funds for safe houses from donations, since Turkey is also a homophobic and transphobic society and queer people are not physically safe there either. The website includes related news materials and a variety of resources for individuals in need of information regarding their rights.

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

Videos: 18 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: HELEM - Lebanese Protection for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders

URL: http://helem.net/

Description: In English. Helem leads a peaceful struggle for the liberation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Lebanon from legal, social and cultural discrimination. Helem's primary goal is the annulment of article 534 of the Lebanese Penal Code which punishes "unnatural sexual intercourse". This law is primarily used to target the LGBT community by violating the privacy of its members and by denying them basic human rights. The site contains resources on a wide variety of topics, including mental health, violence and advocacy.

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

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

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: 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: Iraqi LGBT :: Human Rights and LGBT Issues

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

Description: In English. Iraqi LGBT is a human rights organization established in September 2005 in response to the rise in violence against the Iraqi LGBT community that followed the U.S. invasion. The organization runs safe houses in Iraq, rescues persecuted individuals, raises awareness about issues, and advocates for sanctuary. Site contains news, links, calls for action, and photos and audio related to LGBT hate crimes in Iraq.

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

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

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: 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: 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: 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: Change for Equality

URL: http://sign4change.info/

Description: In Farsi and English. The Change for Equality campaign is designed to connect Iranian women activists and strengthen their efforts for legal recognition of gender equality in Iran. The site contains interviews of leading activists, news coverage, support for activists jailed or persecuted in other ways and analysis of important steps in legal reform.

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

Videos: 63 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists

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: 63 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: 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: The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information: Expanding Human Rights Information and Values in the Middle East and North Africa

URL: http://www.anhri.net/

Description: In Arabic and some English. Central repository for human rights information and websites in Arabic on eighteen countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa - Jordan, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Sudan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, Libya, Oman, Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and Kuwait. Seeks to expand coverage circle to include Mauritania, Somalia and Iran. Based in Cairo, Egypt. Contains press releases, articles, and news items.

Captured 20 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jul 19, 2012

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage civil and political rights--freedom of assembly civil and political rights--freedom of the press advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--internet advocacy

Title: Bekhsoos

URL: http://www.bekhsoos.com

Description: In English and some Arabic. Bekhsoos is a queer Arab magazine published weekly by queer and trans folks at Meem. The site covers topics related to (homo)sexuality in the Arab world. Our objective is to fill the gap of lesbian- and transgender-produced writing in the Arab world through articles, reports, investigations, personal stories, opinion pieces, and creative writing. The materials are all written, and they reflect the goals expressed above.

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

Videos: 3 Videos Captured

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--reproductive health and pregnancy civil and political rights--women's rights advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists civil and political rights--gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer rights

Title: Frontiers Ruwad

URL: http://www.frontiersruwad.org/

Description: In Arabic and English. Frontiers (Ruwad) is a non-profit non-governmental organization based in Lebanon and founded in 2004. Frontiers aims at enhancing and consolidating the human rights culture embodied in the International Bill of Rights and in the Lebanese Constitution on both the individual and collective levels; safeguarding and defending fundamental rights and public freedom of individuals and groups without discrimination; and seeking to be a center for building capacities in order to achieve sustainable human development. Materials are primarily publications and newsletters. This is the less active current URL of Frontiers; the more active URL (http://frontiersruwad.wordpress.com/) and the inactive URL (http://www.frontiersassociation.org/) are also included in this archive.

Captured 2 times between Jan 31, 2012 and Jul 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--asylum

Title: Palestinian Human Rights Organization (PHRO)

URL: http://www.palhumanrights.org/

Description: In Arabic and English. Palestinian Human Rights Organization (PHRO) is a refugee rights NGO focused on the rights of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. PHRO monitors refugee camps, advocates for refugee rights, provides legal aid for refugees, and creates reports and other educational materials about the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Site contains news, press releases, and reports.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--displacement civil and political rights--migrant rights--immigrant rights armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--women's rights

Title: Miraya 101 FM

URL: http://www.radiomiraya.org/

Description: In English and Arabic. Radio station in Juba, southern Sudan, sponsored by Fondation Horondelle, UN Mission in Sudan and a number of government agencies in Europe and Canada. News archives back to January 2007, in PDF and html. Human rights and development news, Darfur news. The streaming audio is only archived for one week. Although an agreement was signed permitting UNMIS to operate a radio station, the Khartoum government has continually resisted the mission's efforts to access the country's airwaves.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities armed conflict and persecution--weapons--landmines and unexploded ordnance economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--street children economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

Title: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

URL: http://www.rawa.org/

Description: In English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, and Japanese. The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), was established in 1977 as an independent political/social organization of Afghan women fighting for human rights in Afghanistan. Their objectives are to fight fundamentalism and secure democracy for Afghans. RAWA has established schools, orphanages, and soup kitchens, and run trade courses for sex workers. Site contains reports and news as well as extensive photo galleries.

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

Subject:   civil and political rights--women’s rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--sex workers economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--education

Title: Tahrir Documents

URL: http://www.tahrirdocuments.org/

Description: In English and Arabic. Tahrir Documents is an ongoing effort to archive and translate activist papers from the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath. Materials are collected from demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and published in complete English translation alongside scans of the original documents. The project is not affiliated with any political organization, Egyptian or otherwise, and is edited by Cameron Hu, Levi Thompson, Elias Saba, and Emily Drumsta. Tahrir Documents welcomes the submission of materials for translation and publication on the website.

Captured 10 times between Oct 30, 2011 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--cultural repositories

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: Vigilance Soudan

URL: http://www.vigilsd.org/

Description: In French and English. Maintained by a group of former residents of Sudan. Contains French and English publications of newsletter "Viglance Soudan" as well as news bulletins, links, maps, and chronology of events related to Sudan.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries armed conflict and persecution--refugees civil and political rights--women's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--oil and gas laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--United Nations

Title: SAACID

URL: https://saacid.org/

Description: In English. Formed in 1990, SAACID (meaning 'to help' in Somali) is a non-governmental organization with offices in Somalia and Australia. Their aim is to increase life options for women, children, and the poor.

Captured 19 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--women's rights civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--access to healthcare civil and political rights--good governance economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--right to water

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