International Human Rights Network (IHRN)
- IHRN’s website states that it is “Commissioned by states, UN agencies, OSCE, EC, Council of Europe, bi-lateral donors, national human rights institutions and civil society organisations.”
- The organization does not publish financial information, reflecting a lack of transparency.
- Founded 1996, based in Ireland and East Africa
- According to its website, IHRN supports “states, … .UN agencies … ..NGOs and other civil society organisations… ” “in applying Human Rights Based Approaches” in fields such as Development, Conflict Prevention and Human Rights Fieldwork. Runs training programmes such as the March 2006, NGO Capacity Building Programme in Iraq.
- IHRN maintain an Expert database which “includes practitioners, academics and policy-makers who share a commitment to Human Rights Based Approaches”
- Specific studies have been commissioned by Peaceworkers UK– International Alert, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, USAID, and governments of Canada, Spain, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland
- Staff includes Karen Kenny (former war crimes investigator in El Salvador, Yugoslavia and Rwanda), Patrick Twomey (advisor to OHCHR) and Shane Kelleher (former Law Fellow with Adalah)
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