fidh.org – Networking Human Rights Defenders

en français: Fédération Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme; in english: International Federation for Human Rights; en espanol: Federacion Internacional de los Derechos Humanos; in arabic: fidh-arab.

Human Rights are not a Utopia, but a reality. A reality embodied by the universal demand expressed by all these men and women activists, by the 155 FIDH member organisations, by defenders all over the world. A reality that is also at the heart of the action of FIDH, to which my commitment, by your side, is entire and unrelenting. FIDH President Souhayr Belhassen. (full text).

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About – All Human Rights … for All:

Facts for taking action: 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.

A broad mandate: FIDH’ s mandate is to contribute to the respect of all the rights defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FIDH aims at obtaining effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of Human Rights violations and the sanction of their perpetrators. Its priorities are set by the triennial World Congress and the International Board (22 members), with the support of the International Secretariat (30 staff members).

4 STATUTORY PRIORITIES:

  • Protecting Human Rights, assisting victims;
  • Mobilising the community of States;
  • Supporting local NGO’s capacity for action;
  • Raising awareness.

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