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Citizen Rights Lawyering (CRL) is a non-profit, non-partisan human rights organization based in London. CRL is practical and effective
We promote and uphold citizen rights
We combat discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation
We work towards change at the highest levels of national and international policymaking.
We seek justice through the courts.
We raise awareness and understanding of citizen rights through the media We cement coalitions among those with divergent legal and/or rights' view
We help reduce the gap between the actual practices of states and their formal adhesion to international human rights agreements.
We promote the implementation of social, economic and cultural rights by advocating a human rights framework for global economic, development, and governance policies.
We aim to identify and work with individuals, organizations and governments in UK and abroad to promote the human and democratic rights defined in the United Nations' International Bill of Human Rights and/or Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
CRL aim to enjoy partnerships with human rights, indigenous peoples' and women's rights groups, as well as democratic movements and governments around the world to promote human rights and democracy
We believe that:
Building respect for human rights and the rule of law will help ensure the dignity to which every individual is entitled and will stem tyranny, extremism, intolerance, and violence. CRL's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the above Bills and/or standards.
Citizen Rights Lawyering undertakes and supports a number of special initiatives to further its mandate and to contribute to the entrenchment of human rights and democracy around the world.