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Center List

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Center Listing by Country










Afghanistan (1)


1. Human Rights Research and Advocacy Consortium



Australia (7)


2.  Australian Human Rights Institute

3.  Castan Centre for Human Rights Law 

4. Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS)  

5.  Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University

6. Human Rights Council of Australia (HRCA)

7. Human Rights Law Centre

8. Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning





Bahrain (2) 

9.    Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR)

10.    Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS)


Bangladesh (6) 

11.  Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)
12.   Center for Human Rights Studies (CHRS)
13.   Community Development Library (CDL)
14.   Drik Photo Library
15.   Odhikar
16.   The South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS)





Cambodia (4) 

17.  The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

18.   Cambodia Center for Independent Media (CICM)

19.  Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

20.  Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)


China  (15) 


21.   Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center
22.   Beijing Zhicheng Migrant Workers’ Legal Aid and Research Center (BZMW)
23.   Center for Gender and Law Studies (CGLS)
24.   Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of ECUPL
25.   Center for Law and Globalization, Renmin University
26.   Centre for the Study of Human Rights, Nankai University

27.   China Society for Human Rights Studies
28.   Cultural Development Center for Rural Women
29.   Guangzhou University Research and Education Center for Human Rights
30.   Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHRHL), China University of Political Science and Law
31.   Institute on Human Rights Law-Law School of Yunnan University
32.   Migrant Workers’ Education and Action Research Center
33.   Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Peking University
34.   Wuhan University Public Interest and Development Law Institute (PIDLI)
35.  Woman’s Watch-China

36.  Wuhan University Center for Human Rights Research and Education





Fiji (1) 

37.   Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team (RRRT)





Hong Kong  (6) 


38.   Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC)
39.   Asian Migrant Centre (AMC)
40.   Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
41.   Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM)
42.   China Labour Bulletin (CLB)
43.   Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor (HKHRM)






India (20) 


44.   Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR)
45.   Centre for Development and Human Rights (CDHR)
46.   Centre for Feminist Legal Research (CFLR)
47.   Centre for Organisation, Research and Education (CORE)
48.   Centre for Promotion of Human Rights Teaching & Research (HURITER)
49.   Documentation, Research and Training Centre (DRTC)
50.   Ekta Parishad

51.   Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation (HRF)
52.   Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)
53.   Indian Institute of Dalit Studies
54.   Indian Social Institute – Bangalore (ISI-Bangalore)
55.   Indian Social Institute – Delhi (ISI-Delhi)
56.   Navsarjan
57.   Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution
58.   PRASHANT (A Centre for Human Rights Justice and Peace)
59.   People’s Watch
60.   SAKSHI Human Rights Watch - AP
61.   Shubhodaya Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence - SOSRAC (Society for Social Research, Art and Culture) (SCRVTV)
62.   South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC)
63.   Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD)
64.   Women Research and Action Group (WRAG)


Indonesia (42)


65.   Association for Community and Ecologically Based Law Reform (HuMa)
66.   Center for Human Rights Advocacy and Studies, Haluoleo University
67.   Center for Human Rights Research and Studies, Hasanuddin University
68.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Airlangga University
69.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Andalas University of Padang (West Sumatra)
70.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Gorontalo University
71.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia
72.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Islamic University of Riau
73.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Mofid University
74.   Center for Human Rights Studies, North Sumatra University
75.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Padang State University
76.   Center for Human Rights Studies, State University of Medan
77.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Syiah Kuala University
78.   Center for Human Rights Studies, Tanjungpura University
79.   Center for Human Rights Studies, University of Surabaya
80.   Center for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy, Nusa Cendana University
81.   Center for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy, Riau University
82.   Center for Human Rights and Democracy Development, Brawijaya University
83.   Center for Human Rights and Terrorism Studies, Sriwijaya University
84.   Center for Law and Local Autonomy, Faculty of Law, Tadulako University
85.   Center for Public Policy and Human Rights, Lampung University
86.   Center for the Law and Human Rights Studies, Faculty of Law, Muhammadiyah University of Malang
87.   Center for the Study of Law and Human Rights, Mularwarman University
85.   Demos – Indonesian Center for Democracy and Human Rights
89.   The Habibie Center
90.   Human Rights Center, University of Indonesia
91.   Human Rights Association, Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University
92.   Human Rights Law Studies, Faculty of Law, Airlangga University
93.   Human Rights Research and Development Agency (BPP HAM)
94.   Human Rights Research Center(PUSLITHAM USU)-University of North Sumatra
95.   Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN (HRRCA)
96.   Imparsial, The Indonesian Human Rights Monitor
97.   KALYANAMITRA – Women’s Information and Communication Center
98.   Kartini Network for Women’s/Gender Studies in Asia
99.   Kontras
100.   Legal Aid Foundation (LBH)
101.   Legal Resources Center for Gender Justice and Human Rights (LRC-KJHAM)
102.  Research Institute, Jakarta State University
103.  Research Institute on Human rights (RIHR) – Jember University
104. Serikat Pengajar Hak Asasi Manusia (SEPAHAM)
105. Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace
106. Women Research Institute (WRI)



Iran (3)


107. Center for Human Rights Studies (HRCUT), University of Tehran 
108. Center for Human Rights Studies, Mofid University
109. UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy, Shahid Behesti University


Iraq (1)


110. The Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI)


Israel (7)


111.  Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
112.  Adva Center
113.  Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
114.  B’TSELEM - The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights
115.  I’LAM-Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel
116.  The Arab Association for Human Rights (HRA)
117.  The Minerva Center for Human Rights





Japan (26)


118.  Asia-Japan Women’s Resource Center (AJWRC)
119.  Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGHTS OSAKA)
120.  Buraku Liberation and Human Rights Research Institute (BLHRRI)
121.  Center for Documentation of Refugees and Migrants (CDR)
122.  Center for Human Rights, Kinki University
123.  Center for Human Rights Education and Training
124.  Center for Prisoners' Rights Japan (miss in wiki)
125.  Chiba Prefecture Human Rights Awareness Raising Center (Chiba Jinken Center)
126.  Child Information and Research Center
127.  General Research Institute on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC Institute)
128.  Hokkaido University Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies
129.  Human Rights Now (HRN)
130.  Hyogo Buraku Liberation and Human Rights Research Institute
131.  Institute of Global Concern (IGC), Sophia University
132.  Institute of Human Rights Studies, Kansai University
133.  Institute of Social Movement, Osaka
134.  Kyoto Human Rights Research Institute
135.  Mekong Watch
136.  Liberty Osaka
137.  Research-Action Institute for the Koreans in Japan (RAIK)
138.  Research Center for Human Rights (RCHR), Osaka City University
139.  Shimin Gaikou Centre (SGC)
140.  Tokyo Metropolitan Human Rights Promotion Center (TMHRPC)
141.  Tottori Human Rights Information Center (Tottori Jinken Joho Center)
142.  Tottori Prefectural Center for the Universal Culture of Human Rights
143.  Yokohama International Human Rights Center


Jordan (3)


144.  Adala Center for Human Rights
145.  Al-Urdun Al-Jadid Research Center (UJRC)
146.  Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS)






Kazakhstan (1)


147.  Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law (KIBHR)


Kyrgyzstan (1)


148.  Youth Human Rights Group (YHRG)



Korea (14)


149.  Center for Human Rights, Chunbuk University
150.  Center for Public interest and Human Rights Law, Chonnam National University
151.  Center for Public Interest and Human Rights, Hanyang University
152.  Center of Public Interest Human Rights, Inha University
153.  Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice (CCEJ)
154.  Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB Center)
155.  Human Rights Monitor-Korea (HRM-Korea)
156.  Institute for Human Rights and Social Development (IHAS)-GyeongSang National University
157.  Korea Legal Aid Center for Family Relations (KLAFR)
158.  Korea University Human Rights Center
159.  MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society
160.  People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD)
161.  Sarangbang Center for Human Rights
162.  SNU Human Rights Center






Lebanon (8)


163.  Collective for Research and Training on Development Action (CRTDA)
164.  Gulf Centre for Human Rights
165.  Institute of Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation (IDCT)-Lebanese American University
166.  Institute for Human Rights (Beirut Bar Association)
167.  Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW)
168.  The Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH)
169.  The Lebanese Democratic Women’s Gathering (RDFL)
170.  The Lebanese Non-Governmental Organization Forum (LNF)






Malaysia (6)


171.  Aliran Kesedaran Negara (Aliran)

172.  Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW)
173.  Center for Orang Asli Concerns (COAC)
174.  Education and Research Association for Consumers (ERA-Consumer)
175.  Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR)
176.  SUARAM

Mongolia (1)


177.  Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD)




Myanmar/Burma (2)


178. The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)

179. Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM)







Nepal (6)


180.  Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd)
181.  Child Rights Research and Resource Center at KSL
182.  Forum for Protection of People’s Rights Nepal (PPR Nepal)
183.  Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC)
184.  Jagaran Media Center
185.  South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR)


New Zealand (1)


186.  Human Rights Foundation of Aotearoa/New Zealand






Pakistan (3)


187.  Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)
188.  Shirkat Gah
189.  Simorgh Women’s Resource and Publication Centre


Palestine (11)


190.  ADDAMEER - Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association
191.  AL-HAQ

192.  Al Mezan Center for Human Rights
193.  Badil, Resource Center for Palestinian Refugees
194.  Democracy and Workers Rights Center
195.  Human Rights & Democracy Media Center (Shams)
196.  Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER)
197.  Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG)
198.  The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue & Democracy (MIFTAH)
199.  The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
200.  Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies (RCHRS)


Philippines (17)

201.  Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC)
202.  Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)
203.  Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP)
204.  Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR)
205.  Coalition Against Trafficking in Women - Asia Pacific (CATW-AP)
206.  DINTEG – Cordillera Indigenous Peoples’ Legal Center
207.  Institute of Human Rights (IHR)
208.  KARAPATAN (Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights)
209.  The Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center Kasama sa Kalikasan/Friends of the Earth Philippines
210.  Mindanao Human Rights Action Center (MinHRAC)
211.  Philippine Human Rights Information Center (PhilRights)
212.  Psychosocial Support and Children’s Rights Resource Center (PST-CRRC)
213.  Salonga Center for Law and Development (Salonga Center)
214.  Scalabrini Migration Center
215.  Sulong CARHRIHL
216.  Women and Gender Institute (WAGI)
217.  Women’s Legal Education, Advocacy and Defense (WomenLead)






Qatar (1)


218.  Doha Centre for Media Freedom






Saudi Arabia (2)


219.  Al-Adala Center for Human Rights (ACHR)
220.  Human Rights First Society (HRFS)


Singapore  (2)

221.  Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)
222.  Think Centre – Singapore


Sri Lanka  (5)

223.  Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)
224.  Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR), University of Colombo
225.  Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR-UP), University of Peradeniya (CSHR-UP)
226.  Center for Women’s Research (CENWOR)
227.  Law & Society Trust - Sri Lanka (LST)



Syria (3)


228.  Al-Marsad - The Arab Center for Human Rights in the Golan Heights
229.  Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)
230.  Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC)






Taiwan (4)


231.  Chang Fo-Chuan Center for the Study of Human Rights, Soochow University
232.  Human Rights Education Advisory and Resources Center
233.  John Paul II Institute for Research into Dialogue for Peace, Fujen Catholic University

234.  Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR)


Tajikistan (1)


235.  Public Organization Human Rights Center


Thailand (12)



236.  Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma)
237.  Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR)
238.  Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
239.  Asian Research Center on Migration (ARCM)
240.  Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
241.  Asia-Pacific Network of People with HIV/AIDS (APN+)
242.  Committee for Asian Women (CAW)
243.  Institute for Community Rights
244.  Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University
245.  Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
246.  Mekong Region Law Center (MRLC)
247.  ND-Burma


Timor-Leste (East Timor) (3)

248.  Human Rights Center, National University of Timor Leste

249.  La’o Hamutuk
250.  Judicial System Monitoring Programme (JSMP)


Turkmenistan (1)


 251.  Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights (TIHR)






Uzbekistan (1)

252.  Humanitarian Legal Center





Vietnam (4)


253.  Centre for Legal Research on Human and Citizens' Rights

254. Institute for Family and Gender Studies (IFGS)
255.  Research Center for Human & Citizen’s Rights (CHR), Vietnam National University
256.  Vietnamese Institute for Human Rights (VIHR)





Yemen (3)


257.  Democracy School

258  Human Rights Information and Training Center

259.  Yemen Organization for Defending Rights and Democratic Freedoms





This Appendix has a list of institutions considered to be human rights centers as defined in this Directory or are likely to be such centers. They could not be included in the main listing of the human rights centers due to lack of adequate information for their profile or failure to get their agreement to have their profiles included in the Directory. Those who are interested in knowing more about them can at least start their search for information with the names and countries where they belong.



Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGHTS OSAKA)

8F, CE Nishihonmachi Bldg., 1-7-7 Nishihonmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0005 Japan

Phone: +81-6- 6543-7002; Fax: +81-6- 6543-7004; E-mail: webmail@hurights.or.jp



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