Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Install
Faster access than browser!
 

Human rights activists

Index Human rights activists

Human rights defenders or human rights activists are people who, individually or with others, act to promote or protect human rights. [1]

55 relations: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Amnesty International, China, Clay Shirky, Cornell University Press, European Parliament, European Union, Freedom of speech, Front Line Defenders, Fundamental rights, Ginetta Sagan, Global Human Rights Defence, Here Comes Everybody, Hina Jilani, Human rights, Human Rights Logo, Human Rights Tulip, Human Rights Without Frontiers, Information and communications technology, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, International Federation for Human Rights, International human rights instruments, International organization, International Service for Human Rights, Journalist, Lawyer, List of human rights organisations, Liu Xiaobo, Lydia Cacho, Malala Yousafzai, Martin Ennals, Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, National human rights institution, Nelson Mandela, Netherlands, Networked advocacy, Nobel Peace Prize, Non-governmental organization, Protection International, Raif Badawi, Right to a fair trial, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, Sakharov Prize, Satellite imagery, Sonia Pierre, Swiss franc, United Nations, United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights, United Nations special rapporteur, ..., United States dollar, Volunteering, World Organisation Against Torture, Youth for Human Rights International, 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Expand index (5 more) »

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) is a quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and collective (peoples') rights throughout the African continent as well as interpreting the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and considering individual complaints of violations of the Charter.

New!!: Human rights activists and African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights · See more »

Amnesty International

Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights.

New!!: Human rights activists and Amnesty International · See more »

China

China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

New!!: Human rights activists and China · See more »

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky (born 1964) is an American writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies and journalism.

New!!: Human rights activists and Clay Shirky · See more »

Cornell University Press

The Cornell University Press is a division of Cornell University housed in Sage House, the former residence of Henry William Sage.

New!!: Human rights activists and Cornell University Press · See more »

European Parliament

The European Parliament (EP) is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union (EU).

New!!: Human rights activists and European Parliament · See more »

European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

New!!: Human rights activists and European Union · See more »

Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction.

New!!: Human rights activists and Freedom of speech · See more »

Front Line Defenders

Front Line Defenders or The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders is an Irish-based human rights organisation founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2001 to protect human rights defenders at risk, i.e. those who work non-violently to uphold the human rights of others as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

New!!: Human rights activists and Front Line Defenders · See more »

Fundamental rights

Some universally recognized rights that are seen as fundamental, i.e., contained in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the U.N. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, or the U.N. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, include the following.

New!!: Human rights activists and Fundamental rights · See more »

Ginetta Sagan

Ginetta Sagan (June 1, 1925 – August 25, 2000) was an Italian-born American human rights activist best known for her work with Amnesty International on behalf of prisoners of conscience.

New!!: Human rights activists and Ginetta Sagan · See more »

Global Human Rights Defence

Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) is an international human rights Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working with and for minorities.

New!!: Human rights activists and Global Human Rights Defence · See more »

Here Comes Everybody

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is a book by Clay Shirky published by Penguin Press in 2008 on the effect of the Internet on modern group dynamics and organization.

New!!: Human rights activists and Here Comes Everybody · See more »

Hina Jilani

Hina Jilani (حنا جیلانی.) (born 1953) is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and a human-rights activist from Lahore in Punjab, Pakistan.

New!!: Human rights activists and Hina Jilani · See more »

Human rights

Human rights are moral principles or normsJames Nickel, with assistance from Thomas Pogge, M.B.E. Smith, and Leif Wenar, December 13, 2013, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,, Retrieved August 14, 2014 that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected as natural and legal rights in municipal and international law.

New!!: Human rights activists and Human rights · See more »

Human Rights Logo

The Human Rights Logo has its origin in the international "Logo for Human Rights" initiative, which was started in 2010.

New!!: Human rights activists and Human Rights Logo · See more »

Human Rights Tulip

The Human Rights Tulip (Mensenrechtentulp) is an annual prize awarded by the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs to a human rights defender or organisation who promotes and supports human rights in innovative ways.

New!!: Human rights activists and Human Rights Tulip · See more »

Human Rights Without Frontiers

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) is a non-governmental organization, registered since 1989 as an association without lucrative purpose in Belgium, that «focuses on research, analysis and monitoring of a wide range of human rights concerns in many countries around the world».

New!!: Human rights activists and Human Rights Without Frontiers · See more »

Information and communications technology

Information and communication technology (ICT) is another/extensional term for information technology (IT) which stresses the role of unified communications and the integration of telecommunications (telephone lines and wireless signals), computers as well as necessary enterprise software, middleware, storage, and audio-visual systems, which enable users to access, store, transmit, and manipulate information.

New!!: Human rights activists and Information and communications technology · See more »

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (the IACHR or, in the three other official languages Spanish, French, and Portuguese CIDH, Comisión Interamericana de los Derechos Humanos, Commission Interaméricaine des Droits de l'Homme, Comissão Interamericana de Direitos Humanos) is an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States (OAS).

New!!: Human rights activists and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights · See more »

International Federation for Human Rights

The International Federation for Human Rights (Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme; FIDH) is a non-governmental federation for human rights organizations.

New!!: Human rights activists and International Federation for Human Rights · See more »

International human rights instruments

International human rights instruments are treaties and other international documents relevant to international human rights law and the protection of human rights in general.

New!!: Human rights activists and International human rights instruments · See more »

International organization

An international organization is an organization with an international membership, scope, or presence.

New!!: Human rights activists and International organization · See more »

International Service for Human Rights

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is an independent, non-profit organization with offices in Geneva and New York which promotes and protects human rights by supporting, strengthening human rights standards and systems, and leading and participating in coalitions for human rights change.

New!!: Human rights activists and International Service for Human Rights · See more »

Journalist

A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public.

New!!: Human rights activists and Journalist · See more »

Lawyer

A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.

New!!: Human rights activists and Lawyer · See more »

List of human rights organisations

The following is a list of articles on the human rights organisations of the world.

New!!: Human rights activists and List of human rights organisations · See more »

Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波, 28 December 1955 – 13 July 2017) was a Chinese writer, literary critic, human rights activist, philosopher and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who called for political reforms and was involved in campaigns to end communist one-party rule in China.

New!!: Human rights activists and Liu Xiaobo · See more »

Lydia Cacho

Lydia María Cacho Ribeiro (born Mexico City, 12 April 1963) is a Mexican journalist, feminist, and human rights activist.

New!!: Human rights activists and Lydia Cacho · See more »

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai (Malālah Yūsafzay: ملالہ یوسفزئی; ملاله یوسفزۍ; born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

New!!: Human rights activists and Malala Yousafzai · See more »

Martin Ennals

Martin Ennals (27 July 19275 October 1991) was a British human rights activist.

New!!: Human rights activists and Martin Ennals · See more »

Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, sometimes called "the Nobel Prize for human rights", was created in 1993 to honour and protect individuals around the world who demonstrate exceptional courage in defending and promoting human rights.

New!!: Human rights activists and Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders · See more »

Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo) is an association of Argentine mothers whose children "disappeared" during the state terrorism of the military dictatorship, between 1976 and 1983.

New!!: Human rights activists and Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo · See more »

National human rights institution

A national human rights institution (NHRI) is an independent institution bestowed with the responsibility to broadly protect, monitor and promote human rights in a given country.

New!!: Human rights activists and National human rights institution · See more »

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

New!!: Human rights activists and Nelson Mandela · See more »

Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

New!!: Human rights activists and Netherlands · See more »

Networked advocacy

Networked advocacy or net-centric advocacy refers to a specific type of advocacy.

New!!: Human rights activists and Networked advocacy · See more »

Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish, Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes created by the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.

New!!: Human rights activists and Nobel Peace Prize · See more »

Non-governmental organization

Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments) that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives.

New!!: Human rights activists and Non-governmental organization · See more »

Protection International

Protection International (PI) is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of human rights defenders (HRDs).

New!!: Human rights activists and Protection International · See more »

Raif Badawi

Raif Badawi (رائف بدوي, also transcribed Raef Badawi; born 13 January 1984) is a Saudi writer, dissident and activist, as well as the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals.

New!!: Human rights activists and Raif Badawi · See more »

Right to a fair trial

A trial which is observed by trial judge or by jury without being partial is a fair trial.

New!!: Human rights activists and Right to a fair trial · See more »

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award was created by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial in 1984, now known as the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights to honour individuals around the world who show courage and have made a significant contribution to human rights in their country.

New!!: Human rights activists and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award · See more »

Sakharov Prize

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, commonly known as the Sakharov Prize, honours individuals and groups of people who have dedicated their lives to the defense of human rights and freedom of thought.

New!!: Human rights activists and Sakharov Prize · See more »

Satellite imagery

Satellite imagery (or spaceborne photography) are images of Earth or other planets collected by imaging satellites operated by governments and businesses around the world.

New!!: Human rights activists and Satellite imagery · See more »

Sonia Pierre

Solange Pierre (4 July 1963 – 4 December 2011), known as Sonia Pierre, was a human rights advocate in the Dominican Republic who worked to end antihaitianismo, which is discrimination against individuals of Haitian origin either born in Haiti or in the Dominican Republic.

New!!: Human rights activists and Sonia Pierre · See more »

Swiss franc

The franc (sign: Fr. or SFr.; Franken, French and Romansh: franc, franco; code: CHF) is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland and Liechtenstein; it is also legal tender in the Italian exclave Campione d'Italia.

New!!: Human rights activists and Swiss franc · See more »

United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.

New!!: Human rights activists and United Nations · See more »

United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights

The United Nations Prizes in the Field of Human Rights were instituted by United Nations General Assembly in 1966.

New!!: Human rights activists and United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights · See more »

United Nations special rapporteur

The titles Special Rapporteur, Independent Expert, and Working Group Member are given to individuals working on behalf of the United Nations (UN) within the scope of "special procedure" mechanisms who have a specific country or thematic mandate from the United Nations Human Rights Council.

New!!: Human rights activists and United Nations special rapporteur · See more »

United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution since 1792.

New!!: Human rights activists and United States dollar · See more »

Volunteering

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial or social gain "to benefit another person, group or organization".

New!!: Human rights activists and Volunteering · See more »

World Organisation Against Torture

The World Organisation Against Torture (Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture; OMCT) is the world’s largest coalition of non-governmental organisations fighting against arbitrary detention, torture, summary and extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and other forms of violence.

New!!: Human rights activists and World Organisation Against Torture · See more »

Youth for Human Rights International

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a Los Angeles–based non-profit organization.

New!!: Human rights activists and Youth for Human Rights International · See more »

2010 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to imprisoned Chinese human rights activist "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China".

New!!: Human rights activists and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize · See more »

Redirects here:

Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, Defenders of human rights, Human Rights Defenders, Human rights activist, Human rights defender, Human rights defenders, Rights activist.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_activists

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »