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  1. Institute of Human Rights [Russia]
    http://hrights.ru/

    In Russian. Contains information on all types of human rights violations in Russia and surrounding areas. Organization run by one person.

  2. Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law
    http://bureau.kz

    In English, Russian, and Kazakh. Organization focuses on all aspects of human rights in Kazakhstan. Headquarters of organization burned down in 1999; fire determined to be arson. Director of branch of organization died under suspicious circumstances in 2000. Kazakhstani government has history of harrassing and suppressing human right NGOs. Site contains news articles and information on organization's activities.

  3. Latvijas Cilvektiesibu Centrs | Latvian Center for Human Rights

    In English, Latvian and Russian. The Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) was established in 1993 with a view to promoting human rights and tolerance in Latvia through monitoring, research, advocacy, legal assistance and training activities. In recent years, LCHR main focus has been on two broad areas: human rights in closed institutions, and social integration, which includes all minority-related and tolerance issues, as they represent the most important problem areas of human rights in Latvia. The website contains information on topical issue areas, including social integration, tolerance, and mental disability advocacy.

  4. Memorial [Eastern Europe]
    http://memo.ru

    In English, Russian and German. The International Volunteer Public Organization “MEMORIAL Historical, Educational, Human Rights And Charitable Society” is a volunteer public association. Memorial is a community of dozens of organizations in different regions of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Georgia. Memorial is a group of specialized research, human rights, and education centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and several other cities. The site contains limited textual materials related to human rights, but links to a more comprehensive website with additional materials.

  5. Moscow Helsinki Group
    http://mhg.ru

    In Russian and some English. Moscow Helsinki Group was founded in 1976 as an extension of the international network of Helsinki committees. The website's content is primarily in Russian, but materials in English include news, political analysis, documentation of human rights violations and organization publications.

  6. Public Movement "Multinational Georgia"

    In English, Russian, Georgian. Formed in 1999, PMMG is an umbrella organization which provides resource support and cooperates with the representatives of the more then 18 diaspora and 56 grass-root NGOs working in the field protection of rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic groups residing in Georgia. Contains reports for downloads, information on regional branches and activities, and a forum.

  7. Regional Public Movement: Chechen Committee for National Salvation

    In Russian and English. Content on unlawful detainment and torture; rights of soldiers; general human rights as pertains to Russia/Chechnya territorial dispute.

  8. The Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights
    http://kchr.org

    In Russian and English. Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights (KCHR) - is an NGO established by internationally known human rights defender Dyryldaev Ramazan. The website principally contains news and monitoring information from Kyrgyzstan.

  9. Think Tanks [Azerbaijan]

    In English, Russian and Azerbaijanian. This Azerbaijan based non-profit policy research organization publishes textual materials on media, governance and energy policy.

  10. Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union

    In Russian, Ukrainian, and English. The Association was established on the 1st of April 2004 and registered by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in June 2004.

    The aims of the Association’s establishment are realization and protection of rights and freedoms by promoting practical implementation of humanitarian articles of the Final Act of the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) adopted in 1975, other international standards based on it and international obligations accepted by Ukraine in human right and freedoms spheres. The website includes a news and analysis covering a wide variety of issue areas, including torture, elections, privacy, child rights, refugees and criminal codes.