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.
Archived Web Resources
Centro para la Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos / Center for Legal Action on Human Rights [Guatemala]laws, justice, and judicial proceedings--courts and judicial systems--Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Kenya Human Rights Commission
In English. The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) was established in 1992 in response to serious human rights abuses by the government of Kenya against its people. At the current time, the Kenya Human Rights Commission's goal is to adequately root human rights and democratic values in communities. This will not only enable communities to defend but also claim their rights. Website materials document program activities, news and popular education materials.
Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal
In English and some Nepali. OHCHR-Nepal was invited by the Government of Nepal in April 2005 to monitor how people’s human rights were being respected and to advise the Government on how it can promote and protect human rights. Focuses on child rights, gender, social exclusion and transitional justice. Site contains press releases, speeches, newsletters, Nepali characters font for download in Nepali and English, audio and video materials, and maps.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia
In English. Includes photos, videos, mp3s, maps, reports, hearings, press releases, newsletters and news items related to Liberian civil war that occurred from 1979-2003. Users may also upload their own photos and testimonies for the website. The TRC also works with the Liberian diaspora in the U.S. and West Africa.