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Action Without Borders

Action Without Borders connects people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Action Without Borders is independent of any government, political ideology or religious creed.

Contact details:
79 Fifth Avenue, 17th floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-843-3973
Fax: 212-564-3377
Website: http://www.idealist.org
Email: info@idealist.org

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote internationally recognized human rights. Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. The organization has more than a million members and supporters in over 140 countries and territories.

Contact details:
Amnesty International Offices can be found at:
http://web.amnesty.org/web/contacts.nsf
Website: http://www.amnesty.org

Article 19: The Global Campaign for Free Expression

Named after Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the organization works worldwide to combat censorship by promoting freedom of expression and access to official information.

Contact details:
Lancaster House
33 Islington High Street
London N1 9LH, UK
Phone: +44 20 7278 9292
Website: http://www.article19.org
Email: info@article19.org

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

(CIHRS) is a regional research center specialized in the field of human rights. It was established in 1994. The CIHRS enjoys a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It also has an observatory status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. The CIHRS is also a member to the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and the Human Rights Education Network.

Contact details:
P.O. Box 117 (Maglis el- Shaab)
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 7951112 - 7946065
Fax: 7921913
Website: http://www.cihrs.org/HOME/Home.htm
Email: cihrs@soficom.com.eg and webmaster@cihrs.com

Canadian Lawyers Association for International Human Rights (CLAIHR)

Established to promote and protect human rights internationally through the use of law and legal institutions. CLAIHR puts Canadian lawyers' experience and expertise to work to further civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights worldwide.

Contact details:
575 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa
Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
Phone: (613) 233-0398
Website: http://www.claihr.org/
Email: contact@claihr.org

Citizens Committee on Human Rights Western Australia (CCHR WA)

The CCHR WA is a non-profit, public benefit organisation dedicated to investigating and exposing psychiatric violations of human rights. CCHR WA is a local chapter of the international organisation Citizens Commission on Human Rights (www.cchr.org).

Contact details:
Website: www.cchr-wa.org

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation, mandated to ensure the practical realization of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth. In 1987, several Commonwealth associations founded CHRI because they felt that while the member countries had both a common set of values and legal principles from which to work and a forum within which to promote human rights, there was relatively little focus on human rights issues.

Contact details:
Website: http://www.humanrightsinitiative.org/default.htm

Headquarter: CHRI New Delhi Office
B-117, Second Floor, Sarvodaya Enclave
New Delhi - 110 017
India
Tel: +91-11-2685-0523, 2652-8152, 2686-4678
Fax: +91-11-2686-4688
Email: chriall@nda.vsnl.net.in

CHRI London Office
Institute of Commowealth Studies
28, Russel Square
London WC1B 5DS
UK
Tel: +44-020-7-862-8857
Fax: +44-020-7-862-8820
Email: chri@sas.ac.uk

CHRI Ghana Office
The British Council
P.O. Box GP 771
Accra
Ghana
Tel: +233-21-683068, 683069, 683070
Fax: +233-21-683062
Email: chri@gh.britishcouncil.org

Freedom of Religion or Belief (FOROB)

A coalition of experts and representatives from religious or belief communities, academia, NGOs, international organizations and civil society, which monitors and promotes freedom of religion or belief on a worldwide basis.

Contact details:
University of Oslo
Universitetsgt. 22-24
NO - 0612 Oslo, Norway
Phone: (47-22) 84 20 45
Fax: (47-22) 84 20 02
Website: http://www.hri.ca/partners/forob/
Email: lena.larsen@nihr.uio.no

Global Rights.org

Global Rights is a human rights advocacy group that partners with local activists to challenge oppressive ideologies and power structures, channel international pressure to secure human rights protections, and amplify new voices within the global discourse. With offices in 10 countries, we help local activists create just societies through proven strategies for effecting change.

Contact details:
Contact details
1200 18th St. NW #602
Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone: 202-822-4600
Fax: 202-822-4606
Website: http://www.hrlawgroup.org/
Email (Press Contact): media@globalrights.org

Human Rights International Alliance

The aims of the organization are to work in partnership with other national and regional human service organisations and human rights groups, to bring common objectives and issues to public awareness, to promote multi-cultural awareness, to relieve poverty, and to improve health.

Contact details:
153 Boundary Road
Woking, Surrey
GU21 5BT
England
Phone: :+44 (0) 1483 767654
Fax: :+44 (0) 1483 721616
Email: HumanRights@HRIA.net

Human Rights Solidarity

Contact details
P.O. Box: 2441
1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland
Phone: 41.79.380.67.89
Fax: 41.62.216.93.37
Email: lhrs@lhrs.org

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. The organization stands with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.

Contact details
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York
NY 10118-3299
USA
Phone: 1-(212) 290-4700
Fax: 1-(212) 736-1300
Website: http://www.hrw.org/
Website in Arabic: http://www.hrw.org/arabic
Email: hrwnyc@hrw.org

Humanitarian Law Project

The Humanitarian Law Project is a non-profit organization founded in 1985, dedicated to protecting human rights and promoting the peaceful resolution of conflict by using established international human rights laws and humanitarian law.

Contact details
Humanitarian Law Project
International Educational Development, Inc.
8124 West Third Street, Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90048
USA
Phone: 323 653-0726
Fax: 323 658-6306
Website: http://hlp.home.igc.org/
Email: hlp@igc.org

Indigenous Peoples' Center for Documentation, Research and Information

doCip is a Swiss NGO linking Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations. It is a non-profit organization established in 1978 at the request of Indigenous Representatives to the United Nations.

Contact details
doCip /
14, av. de Trembley / CH - 1209
Geneva
Switzerland
Website: http://www.docip.org/anglais/docip_en.html

International Commission of Jurists

The International Commission of Jurists is dedicated to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights.

Contact details
P.O. Box 216
1219, Châtelaine / Geneva
Switzerland
Phone: +41(0)229793800
Fax: +41(0)229793801
Website: http://www.icj.org
Email: info@icj.org

International Council on Human Rights Policy

The Council work directly to human rights principles. Poverty and neglect of social and economic rights depress the quality of human life as much as violations of political and civil rights.

Contact details
Website: http://www.ichrp.org
Email: idu@cybtec.net

International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association (ICDAA)

A network of lawyers involved in defence work relating to the prosecution of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. Their bilingual site provides the organization's objectives, working paper and an online membership form.

Contact details
380 Saint Antoine Street West
Suite 3200
Montréal (Quebec)
Canada H2Y 3X7
Phone: (514) 285-1055
Website: http://www.hri.ca/partners/aiad-icdaa/
Email: elisegroulx@citenet.net

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

The purpose of the FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights Leagues, is to advance the implementation of all the rights defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the other international instruments protecting human rights.

Contact details
Website: http://www.fidh.org/

International Movement Against All forms of Descrimination and Racism

IMADR is an international non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization devoted to eliminating all forms of discrimination around the world, forging international solidarity among discriminated minorities and advancing the international regime of human rights. Founded in 1988 by one of Japan's largest minorities, the Burakumin, IMADR has grown to be a global network of concerned citizens and minority groups with regional committees in Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe. IMADR is in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Contact details
3-5-11, Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo
Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-3586-7447
Fax: +81-(0)3-3586-7462
Website: http://www.imadr.org/index.html

International Movement for a Just World

The International Movement for a Just World is a non-profit international citizens' organization which seeks to create public awareness about injustices within the existing global system.

Contact details
P.O. Box 288
46730 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Phone: 603-7727-6386/7727-7387
Fax: 603-7727-7389
Website: http://www.just-international.org/
Email: muza@po.jaring.my

International Rescue Committee

IRC helps people fleeing racial, religious and ethnic persecution, as well as those uprooted by war and violence. At the outbreak of an emergency, we provide sanctuary and lifesaving assistance: For refugees driven from their homes, we provide emergency assistance: water, food, shelter, sanitation and medical care. When the emergency has subsided, we enable people to rebuild their lives by providing education, training and economic assistance. We help thousands of refugees resettle in the United States every year, and our offices across the country make sure that all new arrivals receive shelter, food and clothing. We also provide recently arrived refugees with translation services, English-language instruction, job training, employment services and other counseling.

Website: http://www.theirc.org/

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

MIGS was founded in 1986, based in the departments of History and Sociology at Concordia University. Its approach is comparative and historical, involving scholars in Canada, France, Great Britain, Israel, and the United States. It collects and disseminates knowledge created by researchers about the historical origins of the mass killings that have become such a prominent part of the twentieth century. The Institute accomplishes its mission through research, teaching, workshops, conferences, and publications. Additional information and web links are made available on this WEB site. MIGS seeks to encourage research by offering its resources and its hospitality to Concordia students and faculty, as well as colleagues visiting from other universities and research centres. MIGS activities are supported by private donations and outside grants.

Contact details
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3G 1M8
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext 2404
Fax: 514-848-4538 / 514-848-4539
Website: http://migs.concordia.ca/

People's Decade of Human Rights Education (PDHRE-International)

Founded in 1988, the People's Decade of Human Rights Education (PDHRE-International) is a non-profit, international service organization that works directly and indirectly with its network of affiliates -- primarily women's and social justice organizations -- to develop and advance pedagogies for human rights education relevant to people's daily lives in the context of their struggles for social and economic justice and democracy. PDHRE's members include experienced educators, human rights experts, United Nations officials, and world renowned advocates and activists who collaborate to conceive, initiate, facilitate, and service projects on education in human rights for social and economic transformation. The organization is dedicated to publishing and disseminating demand-driven human rights training manuals and teaching materials, and otherwise servicing grassroots and community groups engaged in a creative, contextualized process of human rights learning, reflection, and action.

Contact details
The People's Movement for Human Rights Education (PDHRE) / NY Office
Shulamith Koenig / Executive Director
526 West 111th Street
New York, NY 10025
USA
Phone: (212) 749-3156
Fax: (212) 666-6325
Website: http://www.pdhre.org
Email: pdhre@igc.apc.org

Rights and Democracy

Rights and Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development) is a non-partisan organization with an international mandate. It was created by Canada's Parliament in 1988 to encourage and support the universal values of human rights.

Contact details
1001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East
Suite 1100, Montreal, Quebec
H2L 4P9 Canada
Phone: +1-514-283-6073
Fax: +1-514-283-3792
Website: http://www.ichrdd.ca/flash.html
Email: ichrdd@ichrdd.ca

United Nations Association USA

United Nations Association of the United States of America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world.

Contact Details
801 Second Ave, New York
NY 10017-4706
USA
Phone: 212-907-1300
Fax: 212-682-9185
Website: http://www.unausa.org/
Email: info@unausa.org

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