FIDH takes action for the protection of victims of human rights violations, for the prevention of violations and to bring perpetrators to justice.
A broad mandate
FIDH works for the respect of all the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights.
A universal movement
FIDH was established in 1922, and today unites 192 member organizations in 117 countries around the world. FIDH coordinates and supports their activities and provides them with a voice at the international level.
An independent organisation
Like its member organizations, FIDH is not linked to any party or religion and is inde-pendent of all governments.
Our work on globalization and human rights
For 25 years now, FIDH has been fighting to ensure respect for human rights in the context of economic globalisation.
Together with its 192 member organisations, FIDH works with communities around the world to increase the accountability of companies and states and to improve and/or guarantee access to justice for affected populations.
For years, FIDH has been urging states and economic actors to ensure that exports of goods and services, investments and development projects - such as large-scale mining or infrastructure projects or the sale of surveillance equipment - do not result in human rights abuses and actually benefit local populations.
Within the FIDH, a specific "Globalisation and Human Rights" office works to meet this challenge: this office publishes reports denouncing violations, advocates before various institutions (States, companies, etc.) and supports affected populations whose human rights have been violated, or NGOs in their legal actions against companies.