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Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)

The Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit human rights organisation established in 1994 in the Netherlands and now based in Geneva, Switzerland. We are one of the principal agencies focusing on the human right to housing and on forced evictions at the international level. We work closely with an extensive network of partner organisations and community activists around the world, without whose involvement and support COHRE’s work would not be possible.

COHRE works at all levels - from grassroots assistance to communities fighting forced eviction or slum conditions, to standard-setting at international institutions such as the United Nations - to resist and prevent forced evictions, strengthen the protection and promotion of housing rights and increase awareness of these fundamental rights as key components of international human rights law.

Adresse : 83 rue de Montbrillant
1202 Genève - Switzerland
Tél. : + 41 22 734 1028
Fax : + 41 22 733 8336
Courriel :
Site :

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

The IDP database was established by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in 1998 at the request of the United Nations. The IDP project aims to promote the use of the Guiding Principles on internal displacement; make information available on IDP issues and country-specific situations; support the capacity of the international community to better respond to situations of internal displacement; and strengthen local capacity to effectively address internal displacement

Address: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Norwegian Refugee Council, 7-9, Ch. de Balexert, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva - SWITZERLAND
Phone: (0041 22) 799 07 00
Fax: (0041 22) 799 07 01
Email: idpproject AT

International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) - The World Conservation Union

The World Conservation Union was founded in October 1948 as the International Union for the Protection of Nature (or IUPN). It supports and develops cutting-edge conservation science; implements this research in field projects around the world; and then links both research and results to local, national, regional and global policy by convening dialogues between governments, civil society and the private sector.

Address : Rue Mauverney 28, Gland, 1196 - SWITZERLAND
Phone: +41 (22) 999-0000
Fax: +41 (22) 999-0002

Migrants Rights International (MRI)

Founded in Cairo in 1994 during the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development, Migrants Rights International (originally formed as the "International Migrants Watch Committee") is a membership organization comprised of experts and practitioners in the fields of migration and migrants’ human rights. Members are affiliated with nationally and locally-based migrant groups, human rights organizations, trade unions, religious bodies, and legal organizations in different parts of the world.
MRI operates with the support of a network of migrant associations, church-based organizations, migrant workers unions, and non-governmental organizations working on migration in Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

Address : c.p. 135, route des Morillons, 1211 Geneva - SWITZERLAND
Phone: +41.22.9177817 / +41.22.7882873
Fax: +41.22.7882875
Email: migrantwatch AT

The Berne Declaration (DB)

The Berne Declaration is a Swiss non-governmental organization with 19’000 members. Through research, public eduaction and advocacy work, it has promoted more equitable, sustainable and democratic North-South relations since 1968.

The Berne Declaration monitors the role of Swiss corporations, banks, and government agencies. It addresses the problems of unequal international trade and financial relations, unsustainable consumption patterns and cultural prejudices. It calls on all Swiss actors - the private sector and the state, citizens and consumers - to assume their responsibilities in resolving these problems.

Address : The Berne Declaration
52 Rue de Genève 1004 Lausanne Switzerland
Phone : +41 21 620 03 03
Fax : +41 21 620 03 00
Email :
Website :

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom WILPF is an international NGO founded in 1915, with National Sections in 37 countries, covering all continents. WILPF sees as its ultimate goal the establishment of an international economic order founded on the principles of meeting the needs of all people and not on those of profit and privilege. It campaigns for total and universal disarmement, the democratisation of the United Nations system, and the promotion of political and social equality and economic equity, amongst other aims. It works on issues of peace, human rights and disarmament at the local, national and international levels. The league contributes to analysis of these issues through debates and publications. In addition it coordinates activities directed at educating, informing and mobilizing women for action everywhere.

Address: WILPF International, 1, rue de Varembe, Case Postale 28, 1211 Geneva 20 - Switzerland
Phone: (+41 22) 919 70 80
Fax: (+41 22) 919 70 81
Email: info AT

World Organisation Against Torture

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is the world’s largest coalition of non-governmental organisations fighting against arbitrary detention, torture, summary and extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances and other forms of violence. Its global network comprises nearly 300 local, national and regional organisations, which share the common goal of eradicating such practices and enabling the respect of human rights for all.

Address: Secrétariat international de l’OMCT, PO Box 21 , 8, rue du Vieux-Billard, CH-1211 Geneva 8 - Switzerland
Phone: + 41 22 809 4939
Fax: + 41 22 809 4929

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