Official Commonwealth

Commonwealth Foundation

Commonwealth Foundation brief on the Rwanda Meeting

Commonwealth of Learning

Commonwealth People's Forum 2005

Commonwealth Secretariat

Commonwealth Associations

Association of Commonwealth Amnesty International Sections

Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers

Association of Commonwealth Universities

British Empire and Commonwealth Museum

CAB International

CDC Capital Partners

Commonwealth Association of Museums

Commonwealth Association of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Commonwealth Association of Planners

Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management

Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators

Commonwealth Broadcasting Association

Commonwealth Business Council

Commonwealth Business Network

Commonwealth Centre for Electronic Governance

Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Managment

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Dental Association

Commonwealth Engineers Council

Commonwealth Games Federation

Commonwealth Group of Family Planning Associations

Commonwealth Institute

Commonwealth Journalists Association

Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute

Commonwealth Knowledge Network

Commonwealth Lawyers Association

Commonwealth Legal Education Association

Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Commonwealth Medical Association

Commonwealth Network of Information Technology for Development

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Commonwealth Press Union

Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit

Commonwealth Round Table in Australia

Commonwealth Science Council

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisations

Commonwealth Trade Union Council

Commonwealth Universities Study Abroad Consortium

Commonwealth Veterinary Association

Commonwealth Voices

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Commonwealth Womens' Network

Commonwealth Working Group on Traditional and Complementary Health Systems

Commonwealth Writers Prize

Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council


Council for Education in the Commonwealth

Disabled People's International Commonwealth Committee


English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

League for the Exchange of Commonwealth Teachers

Organisation of Commonwealth United Nations Associations

Para 55 - Association working on HIV/AIDS issues

Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth

Royal Commonwealth Society

Sight Savers International (The Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind)

Soroptimist International Commonwealth Group

The Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies

The Commonwealth Asssociation of Surveying and Land Economy

The Commonwealth Jewish Council and Trust

The Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association

The Joint Commonwealth Societies' Council

The Round Table: Comonwealth Journal of International Affairs

The Royal Commonwealth Society

The Royal Over-Seas League

United Nations

United Nations (UN)

United Nations Association - UK

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Other Organisations

African Commission on Human and People's Rights

African Union (formerly the Organization for African Unity)

British Council

Development Assistance Committee-OECD

European Court of Human Rights

How To Complain to the UN Human Rights Treaty System

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Criminal Court

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Human Rights Association

Open Society Justice Initiatives

International Human Rights Organisations

Amnesty International

European Human Rights Centre

Human Rights Internet

Human Rights Watch

Women's Human Rights Net

National Human Rights Institutions

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission

British Council's National Human Rights Commissions Project

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Fiji Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)

India National Human Rights Commission

Malawi Human Rights Commission

Mauritius: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

South African Human Rights Commission

Uganda Human Rights Commission

Regional / National / Local Human Rights and Development NGOs

Canada - Canadian Human Rights Foundation (CHRF)


ELDIS - Gateway to Development Information

India - Action Aid India

India - India Vision Foundation

India - National Commission for Women

Kenya - Kenyan Human Rights Commission

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

Namibia - Legal Assistance Cell

Nigeria - Human Rights Law Services



Pakistan Development Gateway

Relief International

Save the Children

Volunteer Organisations

Australian Volunteers International


Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres

Global Volunteer Network

Peace Brigades International


Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO)

World Service Enquiry (WSE)

Human Rights Resources

Asia-Pacific Centre for Human Rights and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflict

Australian Human Rights Centre

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Center for Human Rights Legal Aid

Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation

Derechos Human Rights

Human Rights Education Associates

Human Rights Research and Education Centre

International Council on Human Rights Policy

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Legal Aid and Consultancy Center

Pakistan Institute of Human RightsProject DIANA

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

Universal Voices: Online Human Rights Internet Guide

UN Practitioner’s Portal on HRBA Programming

Useful Research Sites


American Refugee Committee

Crimes of War

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute for Global Communications

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

International Crisis Group (ICG)


Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Humanitarian Practice Network

Programme Specific Links

Right to Information

See also Member States page for RTI links for individual member states.

Access Info

Access Initiative

Article 19 - The Global campaign for Free Expression

Campaign for Freedom of Information - UK

Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Commonwealth Centre for Electronic Governance

Evidence-Based Governance in the Electronic Age

FreedomInfo: Online Network of Freedom of Information Advocates

Freedom of Information - Asia

Freedom of Information Center

Freedom of Information Laws

International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)

International Records Management Trust

International Right to Know Campaign

Media Institute for Southern Africa

National Security Archive

PROBE International

"Publish What You Pay" Campaign

Resources on FOI Law (website managed by Alasdair Roberts, RTI Experrt)


The Global Transparency Initiative

Transparency International

The Democracy Collaborative

The Freedom of Information Advocates Network

The FOI Advocate Newsletter

The Justice Initiative

XPDNC: Whistleblower Support Links





Compendium of Good Practices on Security Sector Reform

Home Office, UK

International Victimology Website

Police Assessment Resource Centre

South Asia Partnership Canada

South Asia Forum for Human Rights

Vera Institute of Justice


Indian Bureau of Police Research and Development

Ministry of Home Affairs - Government of India

National Crime Records Bureau

Police Accountability

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) National Police Academy, Hyderabad

Central Police, Security and Vigilance Organisations

Assam Rifles

Border Security Force

Central Bureau of Investigation

Central Industrial Security Force

Central Reserve Police Force

Central Vigilance Commission

Indo Tibetan Border Police Force

National Security Guard

Special Service Bureau

State and Union Territories' Police Forces:

Andaman & Nicobar (UT) Police

Andhra Pradesh Police

Assam Police

Chandigarh (UT) Police

Delhi Police

Goa Police

Haryana Police

Himachal Pradesh Police

Karnataka Police

Kerala Police

Pondicherry (UT) Police

Punjab Police

Rajasthan Police

Tamil Nadu Police

Tripura Police

Uttar Pradesh Police

Uttaranchal Police

Indian City Forces

Mumbai Police

Pune Police



For contact details of other prison-related organization see the resources page of the Prison Reform section of our website.

Human Rights Watch Prison Program

International Centre for Prison Studies

National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

Penal Reform International

Prison Ministry India

Prison Reform Trust

Regional Institute of Correctional Administration

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (includes Centre for International Crime Prevention and United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network)