Human Rights Watch
Investigates and exposes human rights abuses worldwide. It is an independent body that does not accept government funding.
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
A group of non-government organizations that act to protect human rights throughout the world. Its primary goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents. A secretariat in Vienna supports and provides liaison for 42 Helsinki committees and associated human rights groups.
United Nations Association of Australia
The UNAA (like other UN Associations around the world) is not part of the UN but promotes its aims and ideals. This non-profit group monitors the performance of the Australian government in honouring its international obligations. It also lobbies the government on UN matters, human rights and the environment. Branches maintain libraries.
United Nations Human Rights Committee
Hears complaints from people whose rights have been violated by their government. Country must be a signatory to the ICCPR and the First Optional Protocol to said treaty. Applicants must have exhausted all domestic remedies before contacting the Committee. The Office of the UN High Commissioner can provide an application form and fact sheet.
HRCA Information Websites
Militia Information Service
Promotes the democratization of national armed forces as a deterrent to tyranny and crimes against humanity.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."