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Last updated: August 31, 2023

New Tactics in Human Rights
CVT’s New Tactics in Human Rights Program promotes tactical innovation and strategic thinking within the international human rights community. Interested in learning how to be strategic and effective with your organization’s action? Check out our Activism Workshops here.

IDREAM: Capacity Development for Human Rights Defenders in Exile
CVT’s IDREAM project provides capacity development for human rights defenders (HRDs) working in exile and their organizations. IDREAM seeks to incubate a global network of HRDs in exile to identify novel solutions to common challenges, build solidarity, support each other through peer mentoring and resource-sharing, and decrease isolation.

International Human Rights Organizations

Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement that campaigns for internationally recognized human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. The organization conducts research, generates action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and demands justice for those whose rights have been violated.

Coalition for the International Criminal Court
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Human Rights First
Human Rights First is a non-partisan international group whose mission is to build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an international independent non-governmental organization that investigates and exposes human rights violations worldwide.

Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights is an international organization of health professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens, who use the knowledge and skills of the medical and forensic sciences to investigate and prevent violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.

United Nations Convention Against Torture
This Web site includes the text of the Convention, an international human rights instrument, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1984 and entered into force on June 26, 1987.