In English, Mandarin or Cantonese. HRIC is an NGO founded by Chinese students and scholars in 1989 to increase support for victims of human rights abuses and accountability for perpetrators. Materials include a variety of analytical reports, news media, and bibliographies pointing to additional information.
Archived Web Resources
Human Rights in China
Human Rights in East Turkistan
In Chinese, Uyghur, German, and English. List of human rights-related articles in East Turkistan. Based in Germany.
Human Rights in Nizhny Novgorod [Russia]
In Russian and English. Content on unlawful detainment and torture; general human rights as pertains to Russia/Chechnya territorial dispute as well as information on the organization's legal and information center and publications.
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.
Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies [Egypt]
In English and Arabic. Contains project information, press releases, PDFs of publications, and a database of its library related to democracy and civil rights in Egypt and the Middle East. The Center is a non-governmental organization and its main objectives are the advancement of applied social sciences with special emphasis on Egypt and the Arab World. It is committed to the promotion of responsible dialogue, democracy, peace and development for all peoples in the region. The Egyptian government closed the center in 2000. Its founder, Saad Eddine Ibrahim, and 27 other members of staff were tried and imprisoned on trumped-up charges in 2002. The center re-opened in 2003 but founder remains abroad for fear of imprisonment upon return to Egypt.
IGLYO - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization
In English. IGLYO is the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization. It was created in 1984 as a reaction to the need for better co-operation among local, regional and national LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) youth and student organizations. IGLYO is a major source of information relevant for local youth groups and organizations. IGLYO’s work aims to build the capacity of its member organizations by providing spaces where information could be exchanged and shared. The website reflects this focus on networking and information sharing, including a variety of reports and information on conferences and networking events.
ILGA: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
In English. Founded in 1978, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is a world-wide network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people everywhere. ILGA is the only international non-profit and non-governmental community-based federation focused on presenting discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation as a global issue. The site includes news coverage and policy statements from gay rights groups around the world.
In French, Spanish, and English. Contains news, photos, maps, and information on human rights abuses in Rwanda, particularly related to the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.
Institute for Reporters Freedom and Safety [Azerbaijan]
In Azerbaijani and English. Formed as a non-governmental organization in 2006, the IRFS has been monitoring all violence against journalists and violations of journalists’ rights in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan has the 5th highest number of wrongfully imprisoned journalists in the world, behind China, Eritrea, Iran and Cuba. Staff members subject to random beatings, surveillance, and arbitrary detention with impunity. Contains photographs, videos, list of journalists, freedom of information requests, news, and reports for download. Users can also upload their own content.
Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law [Nigeria]
In English. IHRHL, established in August 1988, is a non-political, non-profit, independently funded community-based structural human rights education, research, public interest advocacy and documentation; national organization with its national, state and rural offices in the oil rich Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Its primary objective is to effectively create a culture of rights and responsibilities through its bottom-up programs in Nigeria. Site contains reports for download, news, press releases, and photographs.