Conectas Direitos Humanos (CDH)
|ECOSOC Status:||Special Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||93 Rua Barão de Itapetininga,
|UN Languages:||Spanish, Spanish, English|
Other:'Arms Control, Human Rights, Rule of Law, Health'
||Conectas Human Rights is an international non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, founded in Sao Paulo/Brazil in October 2001.
Its mission is to promote the realization of human rights and consolidation of the Rule of Law, especially in the Global South - Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Conectas was accorded consultative status with the ECOSOC-UN in 2006, and observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in 2009.
Conectas develops its activities through two programs - Global South and Justice - that interact together and encompass national, regional and international activities. The individual projects of each program aim to strengthen human rights defenders and academics in the Global South and to foster interaction between them, through collaborative networks. In Brazil, Conectas promotes strategic and public interest litigation.