Non-Governmental Organisations working on Human Rights

HRI is dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations, and to the education of governmental and intergovernmental agencies and officials and other actors in the public and private sphere, on human rights issues and the role of civil society.

A Human Rights House is a working community of human rights organisations. The purpose is to: Enhance co-operation and joint activities by bringing human rights groups together in one location. Such activities include the provision of free legal aid to victims of human rights abuses, human rights schools and training. Save costs by sharing facilities such as conference rooms and human rights documentation centre. Make the member organizations more visible and accessible both at national and international level. Improve security of human rights defenders. Host meeetings, seminars and other events.

The IBAHRI works to promote, protect and enforce human rights under a just rule of law in a variety of ways. These include: training lawyers, judges and prosecutors in human rights law and international humanitarian law; pioneering training programmes to strengthen the judiciary in post-conflict countries or countries where basic state infrastructure may have been eroded; undertaking fact-finding missions and sending trial observers to countries where the rule of law has deteriorated; making representations to authorities worldwide where individuals or the independence of the judiciary has been threatened; galvanising international support to lobby for change through media and advocacy campaigns; and providing long-term technical assistance to under-resourced Bar Associations and Law Societies.

The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence. The ICRC has a permanent mandate under international law to take impartial action for prisoners, the wounded and sick, and civilians affected by conflict.

German NGO that provides Human Rights observation in Philippines

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) promotes the development, strengthening, effective use and implementation of international and regional law and mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights.

The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. Founded in 1982 by former U.S.