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Global Human Rights Defence Charity Profile
Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) is an international human rights organization with the objective of promoting human rights for those areas where severe violations have victimized relatively large populations. Up until date millions of people continue to live in the margin of society lacking effective attention from the perspective of governments, development aid, human rights organizations and media authorities, in spite of mankind's joint effort to build a detailed human rights legal framework, based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN 1948) and followed by covenants, treaties and implementation mechanisms.
Global Human Rights Defence has the aim to specifically address those areas and populations of the world where severe and extensive human rights violations of certain ethnic and religious minorities have taken place for long periods, and where structural help and global attention of the international media have proven to be absent or insufficient.
GHRD officially was founded after the "The Hague 2003 International Conference on Human Rights" , which was subthemed "Human Rights of Refugees and Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence" (The Hague, July 2003). This founding conference of GHRD was supported by a broad spectrum of over a 150 selected participants of (inter)national human rights organizations from over the world. The memorandum of association, which was agreed upon unanimously and signed by all participating parties, provides the structure of this international organization.