Human Rights


Derechos Human Rights carries out campaigns on specific human rights issues.  The campaigns give us the opportunity to highlight the plight of individual victims of human rights violations, the conditions in specific regions or countries in the world, or human rights issues that have not commanded the attention of the media or the general public.  They concern urgent matters, on which your help and support is greatly needed.  You can help by informing yourself of the issues at hand and by letting others know.  Lifting the mantle of darkness is the first step in ending human rights violations.  We also urge you to write to the suggested addresses, and let governments (and victims!) know that you care.

Every month Derechos will highlight a new campaign, though we urge you to help us with any and all of them.

Holiday Card Campaign

While we celebrate the holidays, prisoners of conscience throughout the world are imprisoned in cold and humid cells. They need your words of hope to endure. Please send them a holiday greeting and let them know they are not forgotten.

Ongoing Campaigns

  Puigjane Campaign to Free Fray Antonio

Fray Antonio is a 70 year-old prisoner of conscience in Argentina. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison through an unfair trial and denied the right to appeal. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has found that his right to justice was violated and asked the Argentinian government to make reparations. The government has yet to comply. He needs your help to regain his freedom!

More Campaigns!

  • Human Rights Actions
  • Campaign to put the South Africa Truth Report Online
  • HRW Campaigns
  • Boycott Nike!
  • Clean Clothes Campaign
  • Other Campaigns Derechos Supports

    Lori Berenson Campaign to Free Lori Berenson
    An American woman unfairly imprisoned in Peru.

    Global Internet Liberty Campaign
    Fighting for freedom of speech and privacy online.

    SOA Watch Close de School of the Americas
    The US Army Institution that trains torturers and killers from throughout Latin America.

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