The National Coordinator for Human Rights
The National Coordinator for Human Rights (CNDDHH) is a coalition of civil-society organisms that work towards the defense, promotion and education of human rights in Peru.
Since its establishment in 1985, the CNDDHH is constituted as the primary institution of reference in Latin America that reunites a collective of human rights organisms in a country. Today, the National Coordinator for Human Rights has a Special Consultative Status before the Social and Economic Council of the United Nations (UN) and is accredited to participate in the activities of the Organization of American States (OAS).
To help develop a culture of human rights and peace in the country, to place human rights issues on the public agenda and to work for the consolidation of a democratic institution.
- Rejection of any form of violence
- Independence from the State and political parties
- Option for a democratic society as an essential value for human co-existence
- Unrestricted defense of the right to life
- Rejection of death penalty
We identify with the values of justice, truth, equality, solidarity and tolerance as well as with the respect for human rights and their full protection.
The General Assembly is the main organ and consists of all member organizations of the CNDDHH. Every two years the Assembly meets and evaluates the general institution’s performance defining work plans and the human rights agenda for the next period, deciding the incorporation of new members as well as the exclusion of members that have violated principles and statutes of the CNDDHH. It elects the National Directive Counsel.
NATIONAL DIRECTIVE COUNSEL
The National Directive Counsel (NDC) is the political management organ and it is composed of 14 member organizations and the Executive Secretariat of the CNDDHH. The NDC approves the annual work plan and the forming of Work Groups and Round Tables. It also nominates and confirms the Executive Secretary.
The Permanent Committee is the political advisory team of the Executive Secretariat. It is made up of members of the NDC.
The Executive Secretariat is the spokesman of the CNDDHH and interlocutor with the Government and international organizations, such as the UN and OAS. It is supported by a Work Group that puts into practice the agreements made by the General Assembly and the NDC. It coordinates activities that need to be conducted jointly with the member organizations for greater effectiveness and impact, like national campaigns and the human rights agenda. It is in charge of the coordination of the Work Groups and Round Tables. The Executive Secretariat records and processes the data it receives from member organizations for the production of the Annual Report.
The CNDDHH has Work Groups, in which the representatives of the member organizations reflect, analyze and develop plans and projects for their collective work:
1. Reparations and a sub-group Reparation of Sexual Violence
3. Against Torture
The Round Tables promote a dialogue with other organizations in order to address topics that go beyond issues concerning civil and political rights:
1. Indigenous People
2. Against Discrimination
3. Mental Health
4. Against the Criminalization of Social Protest
Member organizations of the CNDDHH
Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos
Calle Pezet y Monel 2467 – Lima 14, Peru