In Romanian and English. Formed in 1990, APADOR-CH is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that raises the level of awareness on and respect of human rights and rule of law. Site contains mission, objectives and the team of the association, annual reports, special reports (regarding the visits to prisons and lock-ups, as well as abuses of the police), press releases and publications of APADOR-CH. In addition, there is a special section dedicated to the free access to information of public interest, containing legislation (Law no 544/2001 regarding the free access to the information of public interest; the methodological norms for the application of Law no. 544/2001, adopted through the Governmental Decision no. 123/2002; Law no. 182/2002 on the protection of classified information; Law no. 677/2001 for the protection of persons related both to the processing of personal data and to the free circulation of such data), a practical guide for the use of Law no. 544/2001, studies, as well as summaries of APADOR-CH’s freedom of information court cases.
Archived Web Resources
Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Romania - the Helsinki Committee
Blog del Instituto de los Derechos Humanos de la UCA / Central American University "José Simeon Cañas" Institute for Human Rights Blog [El Salvador]
In Spanish. Blog contains news updates on human rights issues in El Salvador.
Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos / Center for Legal Action on Human Rights [Guatemala]
In Spanish and K'iche'. All aspects of human rights promotion, focusing on providing legal aid and documenting the genocide perpetrated against the Mayan population of Guatemala during the 1980s. They are leading the most important collective effort to bring former dictators (one of them currently a senator) to trial before the Interamerican Human Rights Court. The security of their members is seriously compromised--the Guatemalan government and its military forces are not in favor of any kind of investigation into war crimes. Since 2004, year in which CALDH brough the cases against Rios Montt and García before the Interamerican Court, their offices have been subject to raids and their members have been kidnapped and received death threats.laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--courts and judicial systems--Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador / Human Rights Commission of El Salvador
In Spanish. Non-governmental organization that conducts human rights advocacy and education. Focuses on issues of health, poverty, education, justice and migration. Contains documents, news items, and information on how to report human rights violations.
Honduras Resiste y Vence
In Spanish. This blog site was created by a group of lawyers in response to the Honduran coup of July 2009. The creators compose object to the illegality of the coup and the police's repression of all protest since its beginning. The site contains a wide range of materials related to human rights, including reports, analysis, recorded testimonies, protest videos and alternative propaganda.
NISGUA: Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
In English. NISGUA is a U.S. based non-governmental organization that links people in the U.S. with the Guatemalan people and their grassroots struggles for justice, human rights, environmental protection, and dignity. The website includes coverage of news pertaining to Guatemala and Central America more generally, and information regarding campaigns on trade and development, impunity, land rights and militarization.
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.