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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: Albanian Helsinki Committee

URL: http://ahc.org.al/site/index.php

Description: In English. AHC, initially named the ”Forum for the Protection of Human Rights and fundamental Freedoms”, was founded on 19 December 1990 with the main objective of protecting human rights. Today the site contains materials on a wide-range of issues areas, including emigrants, minorities and police violence, among others.

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

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--police misconduct,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--corruption

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: 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: 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: Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights

URL: http://byshr.org/

Description: In English. Blog contains news articles and videos related to human rights issues in Bahrain.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--torture civil and political rights--women's rights 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 advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--human trafficking

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: 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: 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: Haiti Solidarity

URL: http://haitisolidarity.net/

Description: In English. Haiti Action Committee formed in 1991 by a group of California Bay Area activists in solidarity with the Haitian struggle for democracy. Contains PDF versions of Haiti Action Committee publications, background information on political history in Haiti, action alerts, opportunities for involvement, press coverage, and links to other resources.

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

Videos: 4 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development civil and political rights--women's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--poverty,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners

Title: Den Danske Helsinki Komite

URL: http://helsinki-komiteen.dk/

Description: In Danish. Website for the local Danish Helsinki Committee. Site includes reports, analysis and project information.

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

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  armed conflict and persecution--terrorism

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: 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: 4 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: Cambodia League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

URL: http://licadho-cambodia.org/

Description: In English. Since 1992, LICADHO has been at the forefront of efforts to protect human rights in Cambodia and to promote respect for civil and political rights by the Cambodian government and institutions. Building on its past achievements, LICADHO continues to be an advocate for the people and a monitor of the government through wide-ranging human rights programs from its main office in Phnom Penh and 12 provincial offices. Primary issue areas for this NGO include torture, children's rights, women's rights, prisoner's rights and human rights education. The website includes news, reports and primary testimonies.

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

Videos: 1 Videos Captured

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations civil and political rights--women's rights,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  civil and political rights--children's rights economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--labor rights

Title: Ligue Rwandaise pour la Promotion et la Defense des Droits de L'Homme / Rwandan League for the Promotion and Defense of the Rights of Man

URL: http://liprodhor.org.rw/

Description: In French. LIPRODHOR was the only independent human rights organisation in Rwanda that maintained human rights monitors at the provincial and district levels. It closed in 2005, but has since reopened.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--genocide,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists armed conflict and persecution--rape and sexual abuse

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: Comité Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos / Cuban Committee for Human Rights

URL: http://sigloxxi.org/

Description: In Spanish and English. Contains news and articles on human rights abuses, death penalty, and political prisoners.

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

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--political prisoners civil and political rights--discrimination, political laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--death penalty advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners

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: Uyghur Human Rights Project

URL: http://uhrp.org/

Description: In English. UHRP is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote human rights and democracy for the Uyghur people, and to raise awareness of human rights abuses that occur in East Turkestan, referred to by the Chinese authorities since 1955 as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Reports from East Turkestan document a pattern of abuse including political imprisonment, torture, and disappearances. With only a few extremely rare exceptions, Uyghurs continue to be the only population in China consistently subjected to executions for political and religious offenses. Mosques are summarily closed and the Uyghur language is banned from use in schools. Uyghurs are subjected to compulsory unpaid labor on infrastructures, such as oil or gas lines to transfer East Turkestan’s resources to mainland China. Site contains news articles, reports, press releases, and photographs.

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

Videos: 116 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--refugees,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--due process

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: 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: 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: North Korea Freedom Coalition

URL: http://www.nkfreedom.org/

Description: In English. Formed in 2003, the Coalition has worked for the freedom, human rights, and dignity of the North Korea people. The Coalition currently has over 60 public member organizations and individual members representing millions of American, South and North Korean, and Japanese citizens as well as other nations and is credited with being the driving force behind the passage of the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004 and is now working to ensure that it is fully implemented. Site contains downloads of educational materials, event listings, news and a photo and video gallery.

Captured 23 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--non-governmental organizations,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  economic, social, and cultural rights--health and healthcare--right to adequate food advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--demonstrations economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--adequate housing

Title: Procuradaria de Derechos Humanos / Human Rights Ombudsman

URL: http://www.pdh.org.gt/

Description: In Spanish. Contains background information on human rights, ombudsman's functions and areas of work (protection of senior citizens, prisoners, women, workers, handicapped, children and youth, publications, immigrants, indigenous populations, the environment) and news.

Captured 10 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Videos: 205 Videos Captured

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--paramilitaries civil and political rights--women's rights,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--organized crime economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--indigenous peoples economic, social, and cultural rights--economic and labor rights--drug trafficking

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

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: For Human Rights, All-Russia Public Movement / Obshcherossiskoe Obshchestvennoe Dvizhenie Za Prava Cheloveka

URL: http://zaprava.ru/

Description: In Russian and English. Content on all types of human rights violations in Russia and surrounding areas. Site contains news articles and downloads of reports and newsletters.

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

Videos: 3 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, political,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--legal proceedings laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity civil and political rights--freedom of assembly laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform

Title: Fond “V zashchitu prav zakliuchennykh” / Foundation "In defense of the rights of prisoners"

URL: http://zashita-zk.org/

Description: In Russian and some English. Covers human rights issues related to the incarcerated.

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

Subject:   laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--prisons and prisoners ,  laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--corruption

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