The ReliefWeb site, which currently receives about one million hits each day, is updated daily with up to 150 new documents and maps on the response activities of the international humanitarian community to more than 40 emergencies and natural disasters around the world, in addition to policy-oriented and background material. The project managing the site, launched in 1996, was one of 78 considered by high-level officials from across a range of UN bodies to have introduced "outstanding improvement or innovative change" and to have "increased in quality, impact, efficiency or effectiveness...the organization's programme or service". The site - containing some 250,000 documents and 2,500 maps sourced from a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organizations - is currently undergoing a major redesign to further tailor its content to the needs of the humanitarian community. ... [according to site editors` information]
The African Court on Human and Peoples'Rights (the Court)is a continental court established by African countries to ensure protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. [according to site editor's information]
Die Webseite des Le Journal Officiel de la République du Sénégal bietet Zugriff auf Archive aus Senegal, insbesondere auch auf archivierte Dokumente betreffend den Sklavenhandel. [Redaktion ViFa Recht]
The aim of the FIDH is to obtain effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of Human Rights abuse and the prosecution of those responsible. It has four priorities
* Protecting Human Rights, assisting victims,
* Mobilising the community of States,
* Supporting local NGO's capacity for action,
* Raising awareness. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Institute for Security Studies with its head office in Pretoria, South Africa, and offices in Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal offers a huge range of resources concerning security topics in Africa (e.g. more than 200 e-books since 1996, studies, audio material, journals, news, ....). All of this is available online for free. [editors ilissAfrica]
Recognizing that serious violations of humanitarian law were committed in Rwanda, and acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) by resolution 955 of 8 November 1994. The purpose of this measure is to contribute to the process of national reconciliation in Rwanda and to the maintenance of peace in the region. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established for the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994. It may also deal with the prosecution of Rwandan citizens responsible for genocide and other such violations of international law committed in the territory of neighbouring States during the same period. ... [according to site editor's information]
Kituo Cha Sheria (The centre for Legal Empowerment ) is a NGO dedicated to the fight for the rights of the marginalised specifically in areas of housing, Land, Labour and governance. Its mission is to empower poor and marginalised people in Kenya to effectively access justice and enjoy their human and people's rights through advocacy, networking, lobbying and legal aid (education). ... [according to site editor's information]
WARDC is a non profit civil rights organization established in the year 2000 to promote respect for human rights, gender equality, equity, rule of law, accountability and social justice in Nigeria.
WARDC has developed over the years, working to reassert pro-people budget and women emancipation at all levels of the society, protecting rights and promoting equity in gender relations through advocacy, reporting, impact litigation, research and documentation.WARDC mission is to:
·Advance education, research, self development and positive change in the society.
·Promote gender equity as a principle of human rights and a developmental goal.
·Advocate gender re - balancing in resource distribution, legal rights and political participation.
·Promote gender justice and the achievement of equality in policies, laws and social relations.
·Contribute positively to the achievement of good governance, transparency, accountability and people friendly legal system in Nigeria....