ABOUT US

AHC initially named the Forum for the Protection of Human Rights and fundamental Freedoms was founded on 19 December 1990 with the main objective to protect Human Rights.
Since its very beginning this Committee assisted in the process of the democratic changes which tool place in Albania as well as contributed to sensitize the public opinion for the release of hundreds of political prisoners.
On 22 March 1992 AHC was recognized as a full member of International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights stationed in Vienna. The IHF consists of human rights NGOs in 39 countries of the OSCE. AHC based in Tirana extends its activities all over Albania. In addition, a network of correspondents, which aims at monitoring the respect of human rights in various areas, is established in Kukës, Gjirokastër, Fier, Vlorë, Korçë, Elbasan, and Shkodër.

AHC STRATEGY

  • Strengthen AHC's role as a monitoring organization in the country and the region.
  • Strengthen the AHC's lobbying and protecting role in human rights.
  • Strengthen the AHC as an important actor of the civil society and its internal capacities.

MAIN DIRECTIONS

  • Monitoring priority human rights areas; recommendations for improvements and reinstatements of violated rights.
  • Lobbying and advocacy for improvements in legal framework and law enforcement.
  • Raise the awareness and increase capacities of the state administration to enhance their accountability for correct enforcement of laws.

PRIORITIES OF AHC ACTIVITIES ACCORDING TO HUMAN RIGHTS AREAS AND GEOGRAPHIC REACH

  • Respect for the right of Albanian voters to vote.
  • Respect for the rights of detained, arrested and convicted persons.
  • Respect for the rights of national minorities and other communities in the country.
  • Respect for the rights of Albanian emigrants.

DONORS

Delegacioni i Bashkimit Evropian në Shqipëri Programet e mbështetjes së Qeverisë Suedeze, nëpërmjet CRD Open Society Institute - Budapestte - Budapest Ambasada Amerikane Ambasada Hollandeze Programi MATRA i Qeverisë Hollandeze Fondacioni i Shoqërisë së Hapur (SOROS) Qeveria Daneze nëpërmjet SIPU UNICEF Swiss Cooperation CORDAID KOMITETI NORVEGJEZ I HELSINKIT USAID.

TOP