17 results found
NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Civil and political rights  |  

The Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists (CDFJ) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation. CDFJ defends media freedom and provides protection to Arab journalists by addressing violations to their rights, providing professional development and ensuring free access to information. Finally, CDFJ advocates for reform of legislation that restricts press freedom and works to foster a…

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) works to produce a free easy-to-access database of metrics, summarising human rights performance in countries around the world. HRMI aims to be comprehensive by producing metrics that cover the full range of rights embodied in international law, particularly the collection of international treaties known as the International Bill of…

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)

The Centre for Human Rights is both an academic department and a non-governmental organisation, and works towards human rights education in Africa, a greater awareness of human rights, the wide dissemination of publications on human rights in Africa, and the improvement of the rights of women, people living with HIV, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and…

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)
Advocacy  |   Initiative/campaign  |  

The Civic Charter provides a global framework for people’s participation in shaping their societies. The two-page document, which people and organisations can sign on to and use as a basis for joint action, articulates a common set of civic and political rights. Based on universally accepted human rights, freedoms and principles, the Civic Charter serves as a reference point for people claiming their rights. It can be used as a tool for awareness-raising, advocacy and campaigning.

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)
Organization logo: Civic Charter – The Global Framework for People’s Participation

The Civic Charter provides a global framework for people’s participation in shaping their societies. The two-page document, which people and organisations can sign on to and use as a basis for joint action, articulates a common set of civic and political rights. Based on universally accepted human rights, freedoms and principles, the Civic Charter serves…

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)
NGO  |   Legal assistance  |   Rule of law  |  

The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization based in Charlottesville, Va., is deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people through its extensive legal and educational programs. The Institute’s mission is twofold: to provide legal services in the defense of civil liberties and to…

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)

INFORM was established in 1990 to monitor and document the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, especially in the context of the ethnic conflict and civil war. They work by reporting on the situation through written and oral interventions at the local, national and international level. INFORM also conducts rights advocacy and awareness building work,…

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)

The internet can represent an open door for many kinds of violations to the integrity of women’s human rights advocates if security measures are not adopted. Women defenders in particular face many unique threats and obstacles both offline and online. Technology-related violence against women in particular, is a frightening new reality. The following list of organizations are involved in training, support and advice in relation to digital security, women’s rights and safety online and human rights on the internet.

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) sends impartial international observers to attend hearings to assess the independence of the legal profession. The practice of sending trial observers is well established within the international community. It aims to ensure the right to a fair and public trial through the impartial administration of justice and the proper functioning of the court. This principle is established in several international and human rights instruments, such as Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

  (rating: 0 - 0 votes)