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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.

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

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Title: Almaty Helsinki Committee

URL: http://www.humanrights.kz/

Description: In Russian and English. Human rights organization in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstani government is has history of harrassing and suppressing human right NGOs. Contains news articles, press releases, and reports.

Captured 9 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--freedom of religion,  civil and political rights--democratization

Title: Free Burma Rangers

URL: http://www.freeburmarangers.org/

Description: In English and Thai. Formed in 1997, the FBR aims to bring help, hope and love to people of all faiths and ethnicities in the war zones of Burma, to shine a light on the actions of the dictators' army, to stand with the oppressed, and to support leaders and organizations committed to liberty, justice and service. They conduct relief, advocacy, leadership development and unity missions among the people of Burma. FBR coordinates their activities with all relevant organizations and conducts missions in areas where their presence is requested. They operate with the pro-democracy authorities in their operational areas. The teams trained and resourced, belong to the relevant pro-democracy organizations and areas in which the teams serve. Site contains informational materials for download, a memorial site for deceased FBR members, team leader reports and other documents for download, maps, and photographs.

Captured 24 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 18, 2013

Subject:   civil and political rights--discrimination, ethnic and racial civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons armed conflict and persecution--refugees armed conflict and persecution--displacement advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--aid and relief organizations,  civil and political rights--democratization ,  armed conflict and persecution--militarization advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--identity, ethnic

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: Instituto de Investigación, Documentación y Derechos Humanos de la República Dominicana / Insititute of Research, Documentation and Human Rights of the Dominican Republic

URL: http://idh-rd.org.do/

Description: In Spanish. IDH-RD is a non-governmental organization that conducts human rights advocacy, education, and documentation. Lists areas of investigation, publications, activities, and contact information for reporting human rights violations.

Captured 10 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Jan 31, 2012

Subject:   economic, social, and cultural rights--environment--sustainable development,  civil and political rights--democratization ,  civil and political rights--migrant rights

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: 3 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: Association of Non-Profit Organizations in Defense of Voters' Rights

URL: http://golos.org/

Description: In Russian and English. Content on ensuring fair, legal, and democratic voting processes in Russia.

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

Videos: 16 Videos Captured

Subject:   civil and political rights--elections and electoral activities,  civil and political rights--democratization

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: Ethiopian Human Rights Council

URL: http://ehrco.org/

Description: In English. Formed in 1991, EHRCO is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works towards building a democratic system, promotes rule of law and due process, and encourages and conducts human rights monitoring. Site contains documents for download, photos, and information on the organization.

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--elections and electoral activities laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--detention civil and political rights--freedom of speech laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--impunity laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--judicial reform,  civil and political rights--democratization

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: Burma Issues: Information for Action, Campaign for Peace, Grassroots Education and Organizing

URL: http://burmaissues.org/

Description: In English, Thai, and Karen. Burma Issues is a project of the Peace Way Foundation, founded in 1990 and acts as a private, a non-profit organisation devoted to a peaceful resolution to Burma's struggle for human rights and democratic rule. Contains videos, reports (PDF), photographs, newsletters (PDF), documentation centre database, and information about the project.

Captured 12 times between Apr 29, 2009 and Oct 19, 2012

Subject:   armed conflict and persecution--internally displaced persons advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--press and media coverage advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--activists,  civil and political rights--democratization ,  advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--eyewitness documentation

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: 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

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