In English. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations. AHRC promotes civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. The website includes news coverage of human rights violations and documents related to campaigns against extrajudicial killings and disappearances, children's rights, torture, among others.
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Asian Human Rights Commission
In English and French. Contains news articles, speeches and photographs of daily life and genocide in the Congo.
Fundación de Antropología Forense de Guatemala / Foundation for Forensic Anthropology - Guatemala
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.
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.
Reconciliation in Rwanda - Stories of Rescue
In English, French and Kinyarwanda. In the aftermath of 20th century genocides, many stories that were told by survivors described “bystanders” and rescuers as well as the perpetrators who tortured and killed helpless victims. The survivors of Rwanda’s 1994 catastrophe likewise identified countless individuals who risked their own lives to save others. Increasingly, the stories of heroic rescuers, including many who died as a result of their courageous efforts, are documented and widely appreciated for their educational and inspirational value. The website includes text transcripts of testimonies by survivors.
Sudan Human Rights Organization
In English. SHRO-Cairo disseminates human rights and democracy information that aims to insure the recognition, realization, and enjoyment of human rights norms and principles as enshrined in regional and international human rights instruments and covenants as an integral part of the Constitution, State, and Civil Society of Sudan. Site contains press releases, news articles, newsletters, reports, and action alerts.