The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information among investigative and data journalists—with special attention to those from repressive regimes and marginalized communities.
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Find key information on the Apartheid Convention and supporting documents to condemn systematic oppression. In this document, Professor John Dugard introduces the importance of this convention and other legal instruments to fight apartheid at an international level. Also, there are documents and doctrines to help support this convention and sanctions.
Palestine Legal provides legal advice, Know Your Rights trainings, advocacy and litigation support to college students, grassroots activists and affected communities who stand for justice in Palestine. Palestine Legal also monitors incidents of suppression to expose trends in tactics to silence Palestine activism.
The Stop Ecocide campaign was founded in 2017 by visionary UK lawyer the late Polly Higgins and current Executive Director, Jojo Mehta. Their mission is to support the establishment of ecocide as an international crime, in order to forbid and prevent further devastation to life on Earth. They are the only global campaign with this exclusive focus.
Black People Against Police Torture: The Importance of Building a People-Centered Human Rights Movement
On May 6, 2015, the Chicago City Council adopted legislation that formally sought to repair the damage wrought by a decades-long pattern of police torture. After months of careful negotiations between City Hall and the advocates for torture survivors, the council unanimously passed a package of laws providing for both financial and nonfinancial compensation, or reparations, for torture survivors and their families.
Drawing on the successful passage of this reparations legislation, this chapter identifies the intervention of the grassroots group Black People Against Police Torture (BPAPT) as pivotal in overcoming entrenched pro–law enforcement opposition to demands for accountability and redress. In particular, this article argues that the crucial contribution of BPAPT was its adoption of a strategic approach to international human rights law and institutions that prompted subsequent breakthroughs at the local, state, and federal level.
International Rights Advocates promotes human rights and corporate accountability through legal advocacy and capacity building. IRAdvocates dates back to the late 1980’s when the organization operated as the litigation department of the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF).
Launched in 2020 by WiseLaw, Jus Ad Astra is a legal project aimed at developing an authoritative international treatise clarifying the fundamental legal principles and human rights applicable to current and future human activities across outer space. The mission of Jus Ad Astra is for people of all nations to commit, before the decade is out, to the creation of a comprehensive treatise that articulates and clarifies existing international law on the role and utility of human rights in outer space.
Réseaux des Défenseurs des Droits Humains (REDHAC) soutient les défenseurs qui travaillent sur les droits ou questions suivantes.
How can we access Human Rights? And how can they be respected and implemented? Misheel explores with us the responsibilities of States in relation to human rights, the institutions ensuring that they are protected, and how Human Rights can be claimed.
A non-profit public interest law clinic which uses the law as an instrument of justice and provides legal services for the vulnerable and marginalized people/communities of South Africa who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability or by reason of social, economic and historical circumstances.