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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…

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The UN Convention Against Toture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment outlines how communities and individuals might seek redress against torture and ensure that those who torture are held responsible for their actions. This piece guides the reader through the steps of invoking the convention.

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Organization logo: United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUS)

The MONUSCO Human Rights Division was established in 2000 to assist in the promotion and protection of human rights, with particular attention to women, children and vulnerable persons, investigate human rights violations with a view to putting an end to impunity, assist in the development and implementation of a transitional justice strategy, and cooperate in…

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Organization logo: Eritrean Initiative on Refugee's Rights (EIRR)

The Eritrean Initiative on Refugee’s Rights mission is to advocate on Eritrean refugee, asylum and human rights issues, and also collaborate with leading international refugee and human rights organizations, with leading news outlets, and with Eritrea-specific European organizations in their reporting and advocacy efforts.

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Organization logo: Human Rights Concern Eritrea (HRCE)

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…

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Organization logo: South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)

The South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.

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The following list from the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) International Coalition includes organizations sorted by region that conduct advocacy activities with regional and international human rights mechanisms.

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The Arab Charter on Human Rights (ACHR) was adopted by the Council of the League of Arab States on 22 May 2004 and affirms the principles contained in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam.

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This report is published by Human Rights Watch/Americas as part of Human Rights Watch’s special initiative to examine the impact on human rights internationally of counternarcotic programs and policies.

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