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Human Rights

Nongovernment Organizations

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, the CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, the International Commission of Jurists, and other international human rights organizations closely monitor states' compliance with human rights standards. These groups also publicize rights violations and coordinate world public opinion against offending states. In many cases they induce governments to modify their policies to meet rights standards.

Domestic human rights organizations such as the Vicaria de Solidaridad, in Chile, and the Free Legal Assistance Group of the Philippines also play a significant role as human rights watchdogs, often at great personal risk to their members.

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