|ORGANIZATIONS and WEB RESOURCES:
- Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights
Institutions: Offers links to numerous national and regional human rights
institutions. News and Information link provides complete access to the
Forum Bulletins, the official publication of the Secretariat of the Asia
Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions.
- Asian Human Rights Commission: Official site of the
AHRC, a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion of civil and political
rights in the region. Provides frequent news updates, country-specific information and
access to AHRC publications. Check out the Human Rights Link for an extensive
listing of related sites and organizations.
- Child Workers in Asia: This site focuses on
childrens rights and the child labor movement throughout the region, providing
access to archives of CWAs Newsletter and other publications as well as links to
- Directory of Organizations for Conflict
Prevention in Asia and the Pacific: An online directory of domestic and international
organizations involved in conflict prevention in the region, searchable by country, type
of organization, activity or keyword.
- Human Rights Watch - Asia: Contains up-to-date
news releases on human rights violations throughout the China, India, Southeast Asia and
the Pacific regions, as well as access to HRW World Reports. For additional regional
information, see also:
- Newly Independent
States (NIS) Law and Human Rights Organizations: Maintained by Civil Society
International (CSI), this site lists numerous NIS human rights organizations (contact
information and description) in various countries throughout the region. Also provides
information on other international organizations and online resources.
- Nordic Institute of Asian Studies: Official
site of NIAS, an inter-governmental organization for Asian studies, this page contains
links to NIAS publications and the library.
- South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre
(SAHRDC): A partner-site of Human Rights Internet, this site provides access to the
SAHRDCs reports and documents on human rights treaties and conventions, human rights
education, refugees, prison reforms, political imprisonment, torture and other human
rights violations in South Asia.
- UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific:
Official site of ESCAP, contains up-to-date press releases and information regarding
economic and social development issues throughout the region, as well as access to the
- United States Agency for International Development:
Contains country-specific information and links for Asia and the Near East