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Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Collected by: University of Texas at Austin Libraries, Human Rights Documentation Initiative

Archived since: Apr, 2009


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

Subject:   Society & Culture Politics & Elections Blogs & Social Media

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Title: Association for Human Rights Legal Aid


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: Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies


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

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