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Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA)

Created in 1999, the Center for Human Rights and Environment (CEDHA) is a non-profit organization based in Argentina which aims to build a more harmonious relationship between the environment and people. Its work centers on promoting greater access to justice and guaranteeing human rights for victims of environmental degradation or non-sustainable management of natural resources and preventing future violations. To this end, CEDHA fosters the creation of inclusive public policy that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable development, through community participation, public interest litigation, strengthening democratic institutions, and the capacity building of key actors. The group’s work includes advocacy, research and publications and capacity building. Current focuses include ‘The Human Right to Water’ and International Financial Institutions. Site also available in Spanish.

Address: General Paz, 186 - 10mo. Piso, "A" Córdoba 5000 - Argentina
Phone: 54 351 425 6278

Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)

The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit human rights organisation established in 1994 in the Netherlands and now based in Geneva, Switzerland. We are one of the principal agencies focusing on the human right to housing and on forced evictions at the international level. We work closely with an extensive network of partner organisations and community activists around the world, without whose involvement and support COHRE’s work would not be possible.

COHRE works at all levels - from grassroots assistance to communities fighting forced eviction or slum conditions, to standard-setting at international institutions such as the United Nations - to resist and prevent forced evictions, strengthen the protection and promotion of housing rights and increase awareness of these fundamental rights as key components of international human rights law.

Adresse : 83 rue de Montbrillant
1202 Genève - Switzerland
Tél. : + 41 22 734 1028
Fax : + 41 22 733 8336
Courriel :
Site :


Derechos Human Rights is an international organization working for the respect and promotion of human rights all over the world. Their work consists of educating the public about human rights and human rights violations; investigating human rights abuses, including their causes, development and consequences; contributing to the development of international and national human rights law and the rule of law; preserving the memory of the victims of human rights violations and fighting against the impunity of human rights violators; and carrying out hands-on projects of assistance to human rights NGOs, activists and victims of human rights or humanitarian law violations. Derechos provides free websites for legitimate human rights NGOs from around the world. Sites are designed, programmed and updated for free, and hosted in one of their three domains. Derechos also provides legal support to human rights organizations.

Address: Derechos - Representative in Spain, Equipo Nizkor, Apartado de Correo 156037 , Madrid - SPAIN
Phone: (34) 91-526-7502
Fax: +34.91.526.7515
Email: hr AT

Front Line

Front Line was founded in Dublin in 2001 to focus on providing practical assistance and support to Human Rights Defenders at risk - people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Front Line runs a small grants program to provide for the security needs of defenders. Front Line mobilizes campaigning and lobbying on behalf of defenders at immediate risk. In emergency situations Front Line can facilitate temporary relocation. The Front Line Award exists to honour the work of a Human Rights Defender who, through their non-violent work, has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of Human Rights in the face of considerable personal risk. Front Line also conducts research and publishes reports on the situation of human rights defenders in specific countries.

Address: 16 Idrone Lane, Off Bath Place, Blackrock, Co Dublin - Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)1 212 3750
Fax: +353 (0)1 212 1001

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