FIDH is an international human rights NGO federating 178 organizations
from 120 countries. Since 1922, FIDH has been defending all civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights as set out in the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
As a federal movement, FIDH operates on the basis of interaction with
its member organisations. It ensures that FIDH merges on-the-ground
experience and knowledge with expertise in international law, mechanisms
of protection and intergovernmental bodies. This unique combination
translates into joint actions between FIDH and its member organisations
at national, regional and international levels to remedy human rights
violations and consolidate processes of democratisation. It makes FIDH
highly representational and legitimate.