Peter Dörrie writes about African affairs for a living.His special interests are security, resource politics and the politics of democratization. 54 Countries aims to be a go-to source for discovering interesting and insightful coverage of African affairs. [according to site editor's information](en)
The "African Charter on Human and People's Rights" (1986) provided for "mechanisms to promote and protect the rights of the African people". This gave birth to the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies. Its activities so far have not been very far reaching. Last website update 2004. [editors ilissAfrica]
ASAP is a nonprofit organisation working to promote freedom, development and growth in southern Africa with the current focus in Zimbabwe. The aim is to restore basic freedoms in Zimbabwe and to build partnerships and networked coalitions both in the international community and regionally in southern Africa - as well as links between them. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The CSVR is a multi-disciplinary institute concerned with policy formation, implementation, service delivery, education and training, as well as providing consultancy services. The primary goal of the CSVR is to utilise its expertise in building reconciliation, democracy and a human rights culture within South African governance and society. The Centre focuses on violence that is generated during democratisation and looks at conflict which results from the reconstruction and development of impoverished communities. ... [according to site editor's information]
La CVJR du Togo a été créée par décret pris en Conseil des Ministres le 25 février 2009. Elle a été officiellement installée le 29 mai 2009 par le Président de la République du Togo. La CVJR est une réponse aux préoccupations de plusieurs couches sociales togolaises soucieuses de savoir quelles raisons peuvent expliquer le fait qu’autant de violences ont émaillé le développement historique du Togo, surtout en période électorale; l’installation de la CVJR répond aussi au besoin rechercher les voies et moyens susceptibles de sortir le Togo de ces cycles de violences et donner la paix du cœur aux Togolais. ... [selon les informations fourniers par l'éditeur du site]
DITSHWANELO is an advocacy organisation with a key role in the promotion and protection of human rights in Botswana society. The Centre seeks to educate, research, counsel and mediate on issues of human rights, with specific reference to the marginalised and the disempowered. [according to site editor's information]
The Community Law Centre was borne out of the struggle against apartheid. It opened its doors in 1990 and Adv Dullah Omar, a human rights lawyer, was its first director. In 2015, the Community Law Centre was renamed into the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights to honour our founding director and the first Minister of Justice in a democratic South Africa. The Institute works in five areas, namely children’s rights, socio-economic rights, multilevel government, criminal justice reform and women’s rights. ... [according to site editor's information]
FHRI is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy in Uganda. Since its inception in December 1991, FHRI has
* developed and implemented innovative human rights advocacy strategies and programmes;
* pressed for meaningful law reform and respect for due process of law;
* promoted practical human rights education; conducted paralegal training and community empowerment workshops;
* and fostered collaboration among human rights defenders throughout Uganda. ... [according to site editor's information]
HURIPEC is an autonomous Centre in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University. It was set up to provide a focused intellectual and activist space to spearhead the promotion and protection of human rights and peace through a combination of teaching, research, documentation, public debate, seminars, and outreach programmes. It fosters an interdisciplinary approach and collaborates with related institutions and civil society groups.
Publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
HURINET-U is a network of human rights organizations in Uganda. It contributes towards a society free of human rights violations and abuse by building the capacity of our membership to advance the human rights agenda in Uganda, as well as undertakes collective human rights advocacy at national, regional and international level.
HURINET-U currently has three programmes: (i) Capacity Building and Network Development; (ii) Advocacy, Information Exchange and Research; and (iii) the Human rights Fund. ... [according to site editors' information; editors ilissAfrica]