The following organizations featured in this online directory issue appeals and mobilize international solidarity in response to urgent situations regarding women human rights defenders (WHRDs).
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Some organizations provide some form of temporary relocation for human rights defenders at risk, intended to help them escape from dangerous situations or continuous persecution. Emergency hotlines provide an instant and effective mechanism for human rights defenders at immediate risk to contact means for assistance. They are intended to mobilize rapid international support and action. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region, that will perform temporary relocation and emergency hotline.
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.
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…
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.