A French platform of human rights NGOs acting internationally was officially launched on September 26 in Paris.

 

The platform aims to provide a coordinating centre for French NGOs working on of human rightson the international scene. The platform will strengthen the voice of French NGOs giving them increased influence in France, in the EU and internationally whilst also working pool skills and resources, thus enabling greater visibility within debates and international networks.IREX Europe is a founding member of the network and has worked with the other founders over the past 18 months to establish the network. The official launch included the presentation of the founding charter, signed by the member organizations.

List of founding organisations: Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l’Homme, Ensemble contre la Peine de Mort, Terre des Hommes France, Alliance des Avocats pour les Droits de l’Homme, Avocats sans Frontières France, ECPAT France, Fédération euro-méditerranéenne contre les disparitions forcées, IREX Europe, Collectif des familles de disparus en Algérie, Prison Insider, Observatoire international des avocats, FIACAT.