In Spanish. Organization which aids and represents the families of people who are detained or missing in Colombia. The directors and members of ASFADDES have been subject to illegal surveillance and death threats from paramilitary groups. They have filed a petition to the Inter American Human Rights Court to require the Colombian state to provide them with minimum safety guarantees. Site contains news articles, background information on organization and its activities, photographs, and educational information on forced disappearances.
Archived Web Resources
ASFADDES: Asociación de Familiares Detenidos-Desaparecidos en Colombia / Colombian Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared
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.
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.
Procuradaria de Derechos Humanos / Human Rights Ombudsman [Guatemala]
In Spanish. Contains background information on human rights, ombudsman's functions and areas of work (protection of senior citizens, prisoners, women, workers, handicapped, children and youth, publications, immigrants, indigenous populations, the environment) and news.
United Nations Organization Mission in DR Congo
In English and French. Determined in 2000 according to a UN security council resolution, the UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo's mandate includes facilitation of humanitarian assistance and human rights monitoring, with particular attention to vulnerable groups including women, children and demobilized child soldiers. Site contains photographs, newsletters, maps, and press releases for download, audio and video clips, and press coverage.
In French and English. Maintained by a group of former residents of Sudan. Contains French and English publications of newsletter "Viglance Soudan" as well as news bulletins, links, maps, and chronology of events related to Sudan.