Human Rights Internet (HRI) is a leader in documenting and disseminating information on human rights; inspiring education, advocacy and dialogue in Canada and beyond.

For over 40 years, HRI has been committed to promoting human rights and social justice, through providing opportunities to prepare human rights leaders of the future, practicing ‘quiet diplomacy’, and preserving human rights documentation.

Initially affiliated with Harvard University’s Faculty of Law, in cooperation with the faculty’s Human Rights Program, HRI built an impressive reputation for promoting human rights and social justice. HRI accomplished this through internships and intern training, promoting dialogue and ‘quiet’ diplomacy, and transferring knowledge of human rights documentation. To learn more visit HRI’s Programs.

Since 1990 HRI has been based in Ottawa, Canada. HRI is currently working to build a space to inspire education, advocacy and dialogue about human rights in Canada and beyond.

HRI is a not-for-profit corporation governed under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, S.C. 2009, c. 23. It is governed by a small and dedicated volunteer Board of Directors.

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