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
Karen Human Rights Group [Burma]
In English. KHRG documents the human rights situation in rural Burma by working directly with rural villagers who are suffering abuses such as forced labour, systematic destruction of villages and crops, forced relocation, extortion, looting, arbitrary detention, torture, sexual assault and summary executions. The vast majority of these abuses are committed by soldiers and officials of the State Peace & Development Council (SPDC), Burma's ruling military junta. KHRG trains and equips local people to document villagers' stories and gather evidence of human rights abuses; disseminate this information worldwide; and work directly with local villagers in enhancing their strategies to resist human rights abuses. Site contains news, reports, and photographs.
North Korea Freedom Coalition
In English. Formed in 2003, the Coalition has worked for the freedom, human rights, and dignity of the North Korea people. The Coalition currently has over 60 public member organizations and individual members representing millions of American, South and North Korean, and Japanese citizens as well as other nations. is credited with being the driving force behind the passage of the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004 and is now working to ensure that it is fully implemented. Site contains downloads of educational materials, event listings, news and a photo and video gallery.
The Chosun Journal: Networking Communities for Human Rights in North Korea
In English. Formed in 2001, the Chosun Journal is a non-profit site whose agenda is to inform, provoke, and mobilize consciences for human rights in North Korea. Site contains news articles, photographs, videos, reports available for download, recommended reading list, and ways to get involved.