Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC)
Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation is funded
by the Swiss government to help developing countries to effectively
represent their interests in the WTO.
Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works
to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. In
particular, Amnesty International campaigns to free all prisoners of
conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners;
abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of
prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances"; and
oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups.
The website publishes reports on human rights violations throughout
the world and serves as an information center for HR issues.
Caribbean/Latin America Action (C/LAA)
This organization, which promotes private sector development in the
Caribbean basin, has a site that allows companies to gather information
on the basin for their future business investments. There is a part with
the publications on the Basin and the statistics and the economic
relationship it has with other developed areas. There is also
information on projects and activities, and a public and private forum
listing all the projects working in those sectors.
Centre for International Human Rights Law (US)
The Centre for International Human Rights law is a non-governmental
organization dedicated to protecting the rights of its clients, and to
advancing the development of international human rights caselaw.
The site maintains a list of publications and briefs relating to
human rights law, a very comprehensive guide to researching
international human rights law, a resource center for research into HR
law, links to HR treaties and general research resources.
Crimes of War Project
The Crimes of War Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers
and scholars that seeks to raise awareness of the laws of war among the
media, governments, the human rights and humanitarian aid communities,
and the general public.
This site contains essays, publications, a glossary, and a list of
links to organizations that deal with Crimes of War.
Foundation for International Environmental Law & Development
FIELD is an NGO dedicated to using the law to promote environmental
and development issues. It is also a research institution under the
umbrella of the Law Department of the School of Oriental and African
Studies (SOAS) University of London. It offers links to issues of
Climate, Trade and the Environment, and Sustainable Development, as well
as brief descriptions of those issues.
A worldwide NGO dedicated to environmental protection. The web site
offers updates on its activities, links to its offices worldwide and
other related web sites. Its "Information and Education"
section has a long list of links to environmental information resources.
International Federation of Alternative Trade
International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT) is a federation
of producers and "alternative" trading organizations (ATOs)
that aims to improve the livelihood and well being of disadvantaged
people in developing countries; and to change "unfair"
structures of international trade. The site has sections with a
definition of "fair trade," a "fair trade"
bibliography, a "fair trade" resource center, and links to
International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
International Committee of the Red Cross/Cresent (ICRC)
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial,
neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian
mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and
internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It directs and
coordinates the international relief activities conducted by the
Movement in situations of conflict.
Sites in French, Spanish, and English.
Its major objective is to promote International Co-operation between
the Youth in such fields as Conflict Resolution, Human Rights,
Intercultural Communication, Politics, International Relations,
Development Co-operation and Environmental Conservation, aimed at
creating a culture of peace among the Youth.
Lawyers Committee for Human Righs (LCHR)
LCHR works to protect and promote fundamental human rights, building
the legal institutions and structures that will guarantee human rights
in the long term. The site provides information about LCHR and its
Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT)
PICTís mission is to address the legal, institutional and financial
issues arising from the multiplication of international courts and
tribunals. It presents its own findings on the international justice
system as well as sections for related links and publications.
World Commission on Dams (WCD)
The overarching goals of the Commission are: (a) to review the
development effectiveness of dams and assess alternatives for water
resources and energy development, and (b) to develop
internationally-accepted standards, guidelines and criteria for
decision-making in the planning, design, construction, monitoring
operation and decommissioning of dams
World Conservation Union (IUCN)
The mission of IUCN is to influence, encourage and assist societies
throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature
and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and
ecologically sustainable. The site has a library and list of
publications on related topics.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
The WWF is a large independent conservation organization. The web
site maintains sections for related publications, country profiles, a
green web directory, current campaigns, and an expert database.