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Supporting organisations

Groups working on civil liberties across Europe have been invited to support the ECLN and contribute material to ecln.org. The groups will be listed here as they sign-up (the list includes the ECLN founding groups). A small number of groups from outside Europe have been invited to support the network as observers. The groups confirmed as supporters so far are:

Access Info Europe Spain (Madrid)
Working on freedom of information issues and campaigns across Europe

Access to Information Programme Bulgaria (Sofia)
Launched in 1996 by journalists, lawyers and academics working on human rights issues

Action on Rights for Children (ARCH) United Kingdom
Internet-based children’s rights organisation with a particular focus on civil rights

Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V. Germany (Berlin)
Platform coordinating peaceful protest for a free democratic society and against mass surveillance, data retention and the expansion of the "security sector"

American Civil Liberties Union [ECLN Observer] United States
Working in courts and communities to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties and extend them to whom they have traditionally been denied

Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de Andalucía Spain
Andalucian Human Rights Association providing information, exposing human rights rights violations and working towards social justice worldwide

Associacao contra a Exclusao pelo desenvolvimiento (AECD) Portugal
Observatory on prisons and civil rights

Association européenne pour la défense des droits de l'homme (AEDH) Belgium (Brussels)
European Association for the protection of Human Rights (EAHR), unites leagues and associations defending Human Rights in European Union countries. It is a partner of the FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights

Associazione di Studi Giuridici sull'Immigrazione Italy
Association of immigration law studies, unitesimmigration law practitioners and academics and acst as information pool and training centre

Associazione per la Libertà nella Comunicazione Elettronica Interattiva (ALCEI) Italy (Milan)
Electronic Frontiers Italy is focused on the safeguard of freedom of expression and personal privacy for any person using electronic communication systems for personal, social, cultural, professional activities

Autistici/Inventati Italy
Privacy and civil liberties organisation, provides information and online communication fora

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation United Kingdom
Launched in 1963, the Foundation was established to carry forward Russell's work for peace, human rights and social justice, publishes the journal The Spokesman

Bürgerrechte & Polizei/CILIP Germany (Berlin)
Journal covering civil liberties and policing issues, is based at the Free University of Berlin and founded in 1975

Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC) United Kingdom
Campaigns against undemocratic nature of counter-terrorism laws (crime of association, detention without charge, restrictions on freedom of speech) and works with affected communities to build broad alliances for human rights

Equipo Nizkor
International human rights organisation focusing on South and Middle America and Europe, provides clear, accurate and timely information as the first step in the fight against human rights violations

Esculca Spain (Galicia)
Observatory on civil rights and liberties 

European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (EALDH)
Confederation of national associations of democratic lawyers, working towards making law an instrument for the protection of all, for a better distribution of wealth and for the democratic management of scientific and technical progress

euro-police Germany
Blog on militarization of social conflicts and EU police cooperation

European Race Audit United Kingdom (London)
Part of the Institute of Race Relations, founded in 1956, observes, informs about and analyses developments in racism and far-right parties in Europe

Gipfelsoli Germany
Infopool on mobilisation, repression and solidarity around summit
protests and police collaboration in Europe, 

Greek Helsinki Monitor Greece (Glyka Nera)
Founded in 1993, provides news in Greek and English on human rights, racism and minority rights issues in the Balkans, the Middle East and Iraq

grundrechte.ch Switzerland (Bern)
Formerly Komitee gegen Schnüffelstaat, defends civil liberties and human rights and campaigns, amogst others, against biometric data in passports

Hellenic League for Human Rights Greece (Athens)
Founded in 1953, affiliated member of the International Federation for Human Rights  (Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme), promotes and defends human rights in Greece by way of research, lobby, legal aid to victims of human rights violations, awareness raising, and public seminars and actions

Humanistische Union Germany (Berlin)
Humanist union, founded in 1961, works towards control of state action, facilitation of political participation, reduction of discrimination, and the separation of State and Church

Hungarian Civil Liberties Union Hungary (Budapest)
The HCLU is a watchdog and works on awareness raising and legal advocacy on the right to: self-determination, informational privacy, freedom of expression, political representation as well as advocacy on drugs and AIDS policy

International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (e-mail only) [ECLN Observer] Canada (Ottawa)
Pan-Canadian coalition of civil society organisations established after 11 September 2001 that are concerned about the impact of anti-terrorism law on civil liberties, human rights, political dissent and racism, serves as a roundtable and provides a point of reflection and cooperative action

The Journalist's Committee Malta (Vallette)
Comprised of working journalists, editors, freelance writers, and opinion makers who share the democratic ideals of the free press

Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie Germany (Cologne)
Committee for fundamental rights and democracy, monitors and works on prison support, trial monitoring, peace politics, the right to demonstrate, basic and civil rights violations, refugee and asylum, new tecnologies and democracy.

MeltingPot Project Italy
Multi-lingual information site covering immigration news, campaigns and research

Mugak Spain (Basque country)
Covering immigration, racism and xenophobia

Newham Monitoring Project United Kingdom (London)
Works with members of the black community suffering racial discrimination, violence, police misconduct and civil rights issues, monitors the authorities' response and advocates for fair treatment and access to justice

Opus Gay Portugal (Lisbon)
Lesbian and gay rights organisation

Papillon Rebibbia Italy (Rome)
Cultural organisation and news service run for and by prisoners (website down)

Pat Finucane Centre Ireland (Derry & Newry)
Non-party political, anti-sectarian human rights group advocating a non-violent resolution of the conflict on the island of Ireland, facilitates dialogue, monitors policing, engages in individual casework with families and truth recovery

Privacy International
PI is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and campaigns across the world to protect people against intrusion by governments and corporations

Radio Nizkor
Radio Nizkor, a project by  Equipo Nizkor, works on the dissemination of popular information on human rights,to enable people to hear human rights-related audio documents from anywhere in the world and at any time of the day

Republikanischer Abwältinnen- und Anwälteverein (RAV) Germany (Berlin)
Political lawyer and criminal-lawyers' association, fights against the continual expansion of criminal law, police authority, racistimmigration legislation and for the protection of human rights as well as humane working and living conditions

Statewatch United Kingdom (London)
Encourages and engages in the publication of investigative journalism and critical research in Europe the fields of the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties, accountability and openness

Supporto Legale Italy
Provides legal advice, monitors and supports defence campaigns around the trials arising from the G8 demonstrations in 2001, Genova, Italy

Taller de Criptografía de Arturo Quirantes Sierra Spain (Granada)
Crypto Workshop provides information on cyber-rights, secure communications, cryptography workshop and campaigns

UNITED for Intercultural Action
European Network against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in support of Migrants and Refugees, of more than 560 organisations from 46 countries, manages anti-racist address book and calendar, organises campaigns and conferences

UKwatch United Kingdom
Based on the model of Z Net (the highly successful US-based activist resource), the site aims to provide the same breadth of information and sense of community, while also being dedicated to achieving social change

Vihreiden nuorten ja opiskelijoiden liitto ry (ViNO) Finland (Helsinki)
Federation of Green Youth and Students, youth wing of Vihreä liitto (Green League)

VD AMOK  The Netherlands (Utrecht)
Anti-militarist and conscientious objectors organisation, collects and publishes background information on the latest developments on the military, arms trade, repression, the intelligence service and the peace movement

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