Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to provide services or other forms of support to increase mutual understanding across countries, encourage social, economic or political development outside of the U.S., and/or impact national, multilateral or international policies on international issues. (rev. 12/04)
Scope notes: Includes: Organizations that promote international understanding and friendly relations among nations; foster an exchange of ideas on international affairs and globalization; preserve world peace; protect national and cooperative security interests; foster international human rights; promote international economic, social and political development; foster exchanges of scholars scientists artists, journalists and other professionals; and raise and distribute funds for the benefit of overseas institutions (e.g., Friends of the American University in Rome).
Organizations that work to protect individuals around the world from denial of civil rights and liberties or other arbitrary governmental interference, harassment, or abuse due to their political or religious beliefs.
Key words: International Childrens Rights; International Human Rights Violations; International Prisoners Rights, International Reproductive Rights; International Womens Rights; Legal Rights; Political Prisoners; Political Repression; War Crimes
See also: Civil Liberties Advocacy