In Russian and English. Rights in Russia is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established on 19 January 2010 to mark the murder of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova who that day in 2009 were shot dead in Moscow. Rights in Russia is committed to supporting the human rights movement in the Russian Federation.
Archived Web Resources
Права человека в России / Human Rights in Russia
Albanian Helsinki Committee
In English. AHC, initially named the ”Forum for the Protection of Human Rights and fundamental Freedoms”, was founded on 19 December 1990 with the main objective of protecting human rights. Today the site contains materials on a wide-range of issues areas, including emigrants, minorities and police violence, among others.
Albanians in Macedonia Crisis Center
In English. Contains news, articles, mailing list and archives, background information, links to other resources on human rights violations of Albanians as well as their struggle for equality in Macedonia.
Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania - the Helsinki Committee
In Romanian and English. Formed in 1990, APADOR-CH is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that raises the level of awareness on and respect of human rights and rule of law. Site contains mission, objectives and the team of the association, annual reports, special reports (regarding the visits to prisons and lock-ups, as well as abuses of the police), press releases and publications of APADOR-CH. In addition, there is a special section dedicated to the free access to information of public interest, containing legislation (Law no 544/2001 regarding the free access to the information of public interest; the methodological norms for the application of Law no. 544/2001, adopted through the Governmental Decision no. 123/2002; Law no. 182/2002 on the protection of classified information; Law no. 677/2001 for the protection of persons related both to the processing of personal data and to the free circulation of such data), a practical guide for the use of Law no. 544/2001, studies, as well as summaries of APADOR-CH’s freedom of information court cases.
Association of Non-Profit Organizations in Defense of Voters' Rights [Russia]
In Russian and English. Content on ensuring fair, legal, and democratic voting processes in Russia.
Bahrain Center for Human Rights
In English. Formed in 2002, the BCHR promotes freedoms and basic rights (civil, political and economic), combating racial discrimination, the dissemination of human rights culture, and contributing in providing support and protection for victims and the vulnerable in Bahrain. Its activities include advocacy, training, workshops, seminars, media campaigns, reporting to UN mechanisms and international NGOs and participating in international conferences and workshops. The government attempted to close the organization in 2004, but BCHR remains open after receiving both internal and external support. BCHR president Abd al-Hadi Khawaja arrested in early 2007; VP Nabeel Rajab summoned for questioning regarding violating a gag order on a report of rigged elections in November 2006. Site contains photographs, videos, and news archive.
Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights
In English. Blog contains news articles and videos related to human rights issues in Bahrain.
Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
In Bulgarian and English. Formed in 1992, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee is a non-governmental organization that aims to promote respect for the human rights of every individual, to stimulate legislative reform to bring Bulgarian legislation in line with international human rights standards, to trigger public debate on human rights issues, to carry out advocacy for the protection of human rights, and to popularise and make widely available human rights instruments. Contains news archive, downloads of newsletters, position papers (Bulgarian only), list of publications, legislative documents and human rights resources.
Chronicles of Turkmenistan
In Turkmen, Russian, English. The Helsinki Group of Turkmenistan was founded in July 2002 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The group was forced to operate underground but nevertheless its members were systematically persecuted and repressed by the Turkmen authorities, and finally were forced to go into exile.
The Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR), the successor organization, was established as an independent public organization and registered in November 2004 in Vienna, Austria. The site contains materials on specific subject areas such as freedom of speech and assembly and the rights of ethnic minorities. In addition, articles, news and general reports on human rights are available.
Dvizhenie za Prava I Sbobodi / Movement for Rights and Freedom [Bulgaria]
In Bulgarian, English and Turkish. Founded in 1990, the MRF, a Bulgarian political party, formed to represent the interests of the Turkish ethnic minority, but has since broadened its goals and platform to embrace all issues of civil rights in Bulgaria, aiming "to contribute to the unity of the Bulgarian people and to the full and unequivocal compliance with the rights and freedoms of mankind and of all religious and cultural communities in Bulgaria". Site contains news, policy information, documents, organizational structure and information on the 2007 election.