HRIC regularly collaborates with NGOs and the business, technology, and academic communities to address thematic human rights issues. These collaborations provide opportunities to share best practices and deepen relationships with national and regional actors, including others working on and in the global South. Key rights and labor organizations include the Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers, China Labour Bulletin (CLB), and the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group. HRIC also works with Tibetan and Uyghur groups on joint international advocacy efforts, cultural events, and reports.
We are a long-time member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a coalition of more than 170 human rights NGOs in over 100 countries. In addition to serving on FIDH fact-finding missions to Japan, Taiwan, and Central Asia, we collaborate with FIDH and many of its members, to engage with and inform UN human rights mechanisms, international organizations, corporations, and governments.
HRIC was an NGO member of the Global Network Initiative (GNI)—a multi-stakeholder group of companies, civil society organizations, investors, and academics—where we have contributed to the development of guidelines and best practices to protect and promote freedom of expression and the right to privacy for companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
In addition to working directly with ICT companies through GNI, HRIC participates in broader policy debates on Internet governance, free expression online, and business and human rights issues in national, bi-lateral, and multi-lateral fora. Some examples of this work include: participating in the World Summit on the Information Society (2003 and 2005); monitoring and engaging with the World Conference on International Telecommunications (2013), and participating in the Stockholm Internet Forum organized by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (2013).