Prison Culture is an attempt to document how the current prison industrial complex operates and to underscore the ways that it structures American society.
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The UNMISS Human Rights Division, which also represents the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in South Sudan, works to promote human rights in the world
Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE) is an independent, non-profit human rights organization based in the UK. The organization is dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights of Eritreans at home and all over the world. HRCE believes that all human beings are equal regardless of race, religion, gender and political affiliation and strives…
Victims of enforced disappearance are people who have literally disappeared; from their loved ones and their community. They go missing when state officials (or someone acting with state consent) grabs them from the street or from their homes and then deny it, or refuse to say where they are. Sometimes disappearances may be committed by armed non-state actors, like armed opposition groups. And it is always a crime under international law. Read this page to learn more about enforced disappearances under human rights law, where they occur, and how activists address this issue.
Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in…
Conducts research based on interview with the wives of those missing or disappeared during Lebanon’s civil war, examining their perceptions of the impact on their lives and the lives of their children. Then makes recommendations on how to deal with the history of enforced disappearances to Lebanese policymakers.
The Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation (TCR) works to provide a strategic shift in the protection of refugees, asylum seekers, stateless and internally displaced persons, which will result in more sustainable solutions for refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons in Thailand and in the broader Southeast Asian region.The TCR was founded in August 2010 and…
The Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) is an independent NGO based in Geneva. They work for a world free from torture, where the rights and dignity of all persons deprived of liberty are respected.
In 2000, a Manipuri poet and activist, Irom Chanu Sharmila, decided to adopt a non-violent and peaceful method to seek attention of the Government. She decided to fast for a day but the fast continues till date. The Government has not only ignored her but has also suppressed her by charging her with
DCI-Palestine is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of Palestinian children in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), as well as other international, regional and local standards.