Who we are

The International League for Peace and Human Rights (ILPHR) is an independent non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in May 2018, and based in Geneva. It aims to advocate peace, freedoms and civil rights, and to enhance the awareness in the fundamental principles of human rights, based on its main references, namely the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and all related international and national conventions.  ILPHR is an institutional umbrella that coordinates and integrates the efforts of its members (individuals and organizations), in order to achieve the common vision and mutual  objectives.  ILPHR works to achieve this through  providing a free platform for campaigners committed to humanitarian missions and the values of freedom and justice. In addition to conducting research and studies, producing reports and publications, and organizing conferences and seminars, it also seeks to implement relevant training and advisory programs.

Our Vision

Our vision in ILPHR is to act as an umbrella organisation; which will attempt to coordinate the efforts of its affiliate member-organisations and individuals in order to achieve the mutual objectives and sustainable outcomes.
It aims to provide a solid platform for interaction, networking and collaborative work between many players who share our commitment to peace and human rights. ILPHR aspires to complement the on-going efforts and campaigns in advocating human-rights to be top priority in government’s foreign policies. With regards to country-specific strategies, our vision is two-folds:

  • A short term strategy: which will focus on recording, documenting and reporting human-rights violations in the affected countries, and contributing to the human-relief efforts and supporting refugees.
  • A long term strategy: where a lot of work needs to be done in the following directions: 1. Education: where human-rights need to be introduced into the national curriculum. 2. Media: rising the awareness through supporting creditable sources and media outlets. 3. Legal: introducing human-rights into the legislative system of the respective countries. The ILPHR will seek to build constructive and sustainable relations with different research institutions and NGOs, on issues of mutual interests. It will also work to transfer their knowledge and expertise by focusing on training political and social leaders and activists, as well as youths and women, in many related issues such as: peace-making, humanitarian and relief programs, transitional justice and building social cohesion in post-conflict situations. In order to achieve this, the ILPHR will collaborate intensively with such institutions through different means, including:
  • Organising mutual workshops and symposiums focusing on the humanitarian and human rights situation – and the means to reach a realistic and sustainable peace.
  • Organising training courses on different human rights related issues, and post-conflict solutions, including social and economic reconstruction programs.
    Interacting positively with different international and regional decision makers, and providing them with the outcome of such efforts and initiatives.
Aims and Objectives
  • Strengthening the role of peace and human rights organizations by consolidating their efforts into a strong institutional entity to serve human rights causes locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Contributing to the development and dissemination of human rights culture and practices through education and training.
  • Creating a broad network of relationships and cooperation with counterpart organizations to serve peace projects and human rights principles.
  • Contributing actively in actions aimed at enhancing the various aspects of humanitarian and relief work at the local, regional and international levels.
  • Encouraging accession to international and regional human rights conventions and contributing to the enforcement of their provisions.
  • Harmonizing national legislations with the provisions of conventions ratified by states.
  • Monitoring and documenting violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, recording and archiving them in accordance with international standards and laws, and establishing a database of such violations.
  • Contributing to advocacy and redress for victims of violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
  • Supporting the work of individuals and organizations members to the ILPHR and building their capacity.
  • Interaction, communication and coordination with international peace and human rights organizations and with international and regional human rights bodies.
  • Cooperation with different International partners and stakeholders Such as:
    • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR).
    • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR).
    • International Organization for Migrations (IOM).
    • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Campaigning for protecting civilians in armed conflict.
  • Promoting the international humanitarian norms with principles of neutrality, Impartiality, independence, and transparency with other stakeholders.
  • Campaigning against violations of women and children rights affected by armed conflicts.
The Team
Dr Ibrahim Aladoofi
President

Academic and Diplomat. Ex Ambassador of Yemen to several countries, including Switzerland, and permanent representative of Yemen to the United Nations in Geneva.

Dr Hamdan Dammag
Vice President

Academic and Writer. Vice President of Yemeni Centre for Studies and Research (Yemen) and Chief Editor of Ghaiman Magazine. General Secretary of Tamadon Foundation, UK.

Dr Mahmood Alazani
Treasurer

Academic, politician and human rights advocate. President of Tamadon Foundation, UK. Consultant in Management Development for Small and Medium Enterprises.

Laila Sarrar
Secretary

Yemeni feminist and human rights advocate. Representative of the Yemen Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations (YCMHRV) in Switzerland.