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Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel  

In 1980 Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, human rights activist and proponent of nonviolence, became both the second Argentinean and Latin American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Starting in the mid-1960s ...
Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International  

Anti-Slavery International (often simply referred to as Anti-Slavery) justly claims to be the world's oldest continuous human rights organization. Founded in 1839, when many hopes of abolitionists ...
Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

Armenians in the Ottoman Empire  

The Armenians emerged as a distinct culture in the sixth century bce and inhabited an area that in the early twenty-first century included the Republic of Armenia, most of eastern ...
Art and Images

Art and Images  

The European Court of Human Rights has declared that “those who create, perform, distribute or exhibit works of art contribute to the exchange of ideas and opinions which is essential ...
Article 19

Article 19  

Article 19 (spelled here as Article 19) is an international human rights organization that defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. It takes ...
Arvonne Fraser

Arvonne Fraser  

Arvonne Fraser has been a pioneer in women's human rights and social justice who has challenged women, politicians, world leaders, and neighbors to view the events of the day in light of these ...
Aryeh Neier

Aryeh Neier  

Since 1993 Aryeh Neier has been president of the Open Society Institute (OSI) within the Soros Foundation Network, a private NGO with headquarters in New York City. OSI supports a ...
Bernard Kouchner

Bernard Kouchner  

Bernard Kouchner is a distinguished if often controversial French political and humanitarian activist whose advocacy of the “right to intervene” in situations of great civilian suffering has been ...
Bertrand Ramcharan

Bertrand Ramcharan  

For more than three decades, Bertrand G. Ramcharan has played an influential role in the development of protection mechanisms at the United Nations (UN). He previously served as deputy high ...
B'Tselem

B'Tselem  

B' Tselem: The Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories champions human rights and humanitarian law as the foundation for transforming the conflict between Israel and ...
Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights  

At first glance, the question of business and human rights can seem both simple and irrelevant. The question can appear irrelevant because sovereign states have traditionally been the duty-bearers ...
Care International

Care International  

CARE International is an international confederation of independent humanitarian and development organizations that are committed to helping communities in the developing world achieve lasting ...
Carla Del Ponte

Carla Del Ponte  

More than anyone else, Carla Del Ponte has been the face of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, so much so that her departure from the tribunal in ...
Carter Center

Carter Center  

The Carter Center is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter to promote human rights and democracy, prevent and ...
Center for Justice & Accountability

Center for Justice & Accountability  

The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) is a nonprofit human rights law firm based in San Francisco, California. CJA uses litigation in the United States and Spain to hold ...
Collective/Group Rights

Collective/Group Rights  

Group, or collective, human rights is one of the more contentious conceptions in the human rights literature. Collective human rights make a lot of sense to people living in societies ...
Conflict among Human Rights Norms

Conflict among Human Rights Norms  

Human rights claim priority over other interests with which they may enter into conflict. This does not mean, however, that human rights cannot be restricted in the name of other ...
Culture and Human Rights

Culture and Human Rights  

Yanomami Indians in Brazil fighting for protection of their traditional lifestyle; Indians of the Awas Tingni community in Nicaragua claiming the demarcation of their land; Aborigines in Australia ...
Demise of Soviet Communism

Demise of Soviet Communism  

The contribution of human rights to the demise of Soviet totalitarianism is commonly portrayed as a triumph of Western values and Western power. According to a view shared by many ...
Democracy Promotion

Democracy Promotion  

Democracy promotion is an international activity engaged in by a variety of governmental, intergovernmental, commercial, and nonprofit actors. It aims to further political change toward more ...

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