This manual was written for human rights workers to better understand the general subject of monitoring. Concepts and specialised terminology are discussed, along with the different bodies involved in monitoring. It is a great introductory read on the subject, and is meant for small non governmental organizations.
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OpenEvSys is a free and open source database application developed by HURIDOCS that human rights NGOs can use to: Record human rights violations and store related documents, browse the history of a particular victim or perpetrator, analyse trends and patterns of abuse, track their interventions by status, impact, deadline, etc.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic principles in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).
Legal assistance can be indispensible for human rights defenders who are unable to personally find the resources to represent themselves fairly against legal processes that can be biased or corrupt. Trial observation is a monitoring tool aimed at ensuring the respect of due process and fair trial standards and providing protection to defenders subjected to judicial harassment and persecution. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region that performs legal assistance and trial observation.
CrowdVoice.org is an open source service that tracks voices of protest by curating and contextualizing valuable data, such as eyewitness videos, photos, and reports as a means to facilitate awareness regarding current social justice movements worldwide. Despite what is happening today around the world, little hard-research exists for journalists and academics in terms of archives of diverse media reports. CrowdVoice addresses this by curating a wide range of content pulled from across the web on a dedicated page.
The Free Gaza movement is a human rights group that, since August 2008, has attempted to travel ten times to Gaza by sea to break Israel’s illegal stranglehold on1.5 million Palestinian civilians. We want to break the siege of Gaza. We want to raise international awareness about the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip and…
Amnesty’s mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.
This 2011 report describes the variety of responses(programs and resources) developed by organizations to assist
WHRDs. It reviews available mechanisms, highlights key
issues with respect to WHRDs, and presents examples of the
organizations providing those services.