In Spanish. Non-profit organization that documents and investigates human rights violations. Carries out forensic investigations to aid the justice system and the families of those disappeared in denouncing and establishing the facts related to human rights violations during Guatemala's violent internal conflict. From 1992-2008, FAFG conducted 946 forensic anthropological investigations related to massacres, arbitrary executions, paramilitary activities, general crime, disasters, forced disappearances, and femicide. FAFG maintains a database with maps, photos, figures and some information on the investigations they have conducted as well as PDFs with their forensic manuals and reviews of their publications reporting on their investigations. Fredy Peccerelli, Omar Girón, José Suassnavar y Leonel Paiz, members of FAFG, received email death threats in May 2008. FAFG has been active since 1997, and its members' security has been compromised since 2002. In their website they document some of these threats. In February 2008, Giron and Peccerelli received death threats to themselves and their families via cellphone.
Archived Web Resources
Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala / Foundation for Forensic Anthropology - Guatemala
H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Hijos e Hijas por la Identidad y la Justicia contra el Olvido y el Silencio / H.I.J.O.S. Guatemala: Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice Against Silence and Forgetting
In Spanish. Contains art gallery related to the disappeared as well as a photo gallery of some of the disappeared. This organization is run as a collective and subsists solely on donations. It focuses on promoting human rights, justice and activities that denounce state violence in Guatemala. They are specially focused on activities with the youth. members of HIJOS are continuously subject to threats that they should cease their educational and legal activities denouncing state violence (especially the involvement of the military in Human Rights Violations). In June 2008, according to Protectionline - Observatorio para la Proteccion de los Defensores de DDHH, organization members received death threats. Threats come from unidentified persons who are believed to be linked with the military.
Human Rights for All / Les Droits de L'Homme pour Tous
In French, English, Spanish, and Arabic. FIDH aims at obtaining effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of human rights violations and the sanction of their perpetrators worldwide. Focuses on human rights defenders, international justice, terrorism, death penalty, women's rights, forced disppearances, globalization, migration and asylum. Site contains news on each area of focus, information on intergovernmental organizations, and copies of financial statements.
Human Rights Solidarity [Libya]
In Arabic and some English. Contains news, articles, press releases, studies and reports, and links to other resources on human rights violations in Libya. Libya forbids opposition political parties & independent organizations & violators can be executed; therefore there may be no organizations based in Libya itself. Libya has forcibly "disappeared" 258 political prisoners, many for violating Law 71 that bans any group activity oppossed to the regime.
In English. The Manipur Update is a monthly newsletter published by Human Rights Alert. Human Rights Alert is a non-governmental, voluntary organization of individuals committed to the cause of human rights. Its members are drawn from human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, academics, health workers and community workers of Manipur. The mission of the publication is to represent the conditions of the Manipur people since their incorporation into India by the British. Articles cover disappearances, women's experiences, rape, first person accounts, and lists of victims.
In Spanish and English. The Desaparecidos Project is an initiative of a variety of human rights scholars and activists who hope to combat forced disappearances and the impunity that often enables them to continue occurring. The website includes current news on government repression of dissent, memorials to disappeared people, testimony of survivors and resources for attorneys.
Reiniciar: corporación para la defensa y promoción de derechos humanos / Reinitiate: Corporation for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights [Colombia]
In Spanish. Contains news articles, audiovisual materials, PDFs of publications, and opportunities for action. Focuses on the genocide of members of the Unión Patriótica, leftist political party whose members were targeted and killed during the 1980s by military and paramilitary forces. Founded in 1993 by surviving members of UP and others who had worked on human rights in the Barrancabermeja area of Colombia, Reiniciar is a non-profit organization based in Bogota, Colombia that provides human rights advocacy training, documents human rights violations nation wide, and provides legal, humanitarian and psychological aid to survivors of human rights abuses.