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Organization logo: Green Light Aid and Development

Green Light Aid and Development is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Its goal is the protection of human rights. To achieve this, they work within the recommendations of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, and the treaties to which Honduras is a party.

This report from the U.S. State Department details the Guatemalan government’s human rights practices for 2015. Principal human rights abuses included widespread institutional corruption, particularly in the police and judicial sectors; police and military involvement in serious crimes, such as kidnapping, drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, and extortion; and societal violence, including lethal violence against women.

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is a UN Convention and entered into force on Jan. 4, 1969. It commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of understanding among all races. The Convention also includes an individual complaints mechanism, effectively making it enforceable against its parties. Find the full text here.

This fact sheet from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) discusses children’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the constructive monitoring of these rights, and how to make children’s rights a reality.