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amnesty international -- usa Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize winning grassroots activist organization with over one-million members world wide. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of this international human rights movement.
Derechos Why? Because it's wrong to be tortured, to be killed, to be imprisoned unjustly, to be disappeared, to be persecuted no matter what you did: think, write, shout, meet, kill no matter who you are: black, jew, kashmiri, ogoni, american no matter whom you worship: God, Buddha, Allah, Jupiter, nobody; Because human rights are universal; Because there are no borders to human suffering and injustice; Because if we don't, who will? Because we are fighting for ourselves.Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture Mission: To help men, women and children at risk from torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, forced disappearance, summary execution or other more subtle forms of violent repression. Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) CESR was established in 1993 to address issues of poverty (access to health, food, housing, education, and other basic needs) as human rights under international and domestic law. CESR works in partnership with social scientists and grassroots groups to document violations, build public awareness, and advocate for policy change. CESR is supported entirely by tax-deductible contributions from concerned individuals and foundations. Human Rights Internet (HRI) Founded in 1976, Human Rights Internet (HRI) is a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. Human Rights Quarterly Magazine Human Rights Watch conducts regular, systematic investigations of human rights abuses in some seventy countries around the world. It addresses the human rights practices of governments of all political stripes, of all geopolitical alignments, and of all ethnic and religious persuasions. Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Since 1978, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights has worked to protect and promote fundamental human rights. Its work is impartial, holding all governments accountable to the standards affirmed in the International Bill of Human Rights. Minnesota Human Rights Library National Institute for Paralegal Arts & Sciences (NIPAS) Established in 1976, National Institute for Paralegal Arts and Sciences (NIPAS) is an accredited, attorney and paralegal instructed, distance education institute which provides paralegal diploma, certificate, and degree programs with national application. The distance learning format allows our students from all fifty states and abroad to set their own study schedules and proceed toward graduation at their own pace. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an organization of health professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens that uses the knowledge and skills of the medical and forensic sciences to investigate and prevent violations of international human rights and humanitarian law. REDRESS: Seeking Reparation for Torture Survivors Redress is a London based, internationally focused NGO founded on Human Rights Day 10th December 1992 to help torture survivors use available legal remedies to obtain reparation and to campaign for effective remedies where they do not exist. Reparation (including compensation and rehabilitation) plays an important part in healing and restoring the lives of those who have been tortured. Also seeking legal redress helps to combat the practice of torture and deter repressive regimes. United Nations human rights homepage As part of its continous efforts to keep the world informed of its work and to encourage the active participation of all Governments, non-governmental organizations, groups and individuals, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights/Centre for Human Rights, in December 1995, embarked upon the development of what is hoped will become the most complete source of information available on the Internet concerning United Nations action in the field of human rights. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Basic information about UNHCR and refugees -- ordinary people who have left their homes to escape war, persecution and human rights abuse.