Mission, Vision and Goals

Our Vision:

A world where the power of information and communication is harnessed in the service of human rights.

Our Mission:

To strengthen the capacity of human rights organisations to manage and communicate information, enhancing their effectiveness and credibility.

Our Goal:

To ensure that human rights organisations have the tools, knowledge, skills and supporting services to use their information resources effectively.

Our Activities:

1. To develop tools and techniques for monitoring, information management and communication and
2. To provide these to human rights organisations and national human rights institutions.
3. To build the capacity of the human rights community to master and adapt these tools and techniques to their specific needs through training and other activities.
4. To support human rights organisations to set up and strengthen their information systems.
5. To improve human rights advocacy and reporting techniques.
6. To expand human rights outreach and network capacity.
7. To provide a centre of excellence on methods and techniques for human rights.


“The rapid increase of interest in human rights coincides with the rapid development of information technology. Unless a common and universal system of communication is evolved, valuable information will be wasted, existing international machinery will not function, and implementation not monitored.” – Martin Ennals, HURIDOCS Founding President