Legal Status and Governance

Rights and Humanity is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) established on 1st August, 1986 as a not-for profit association under Swiss law - Article 60 and following of the Swiss Civil Code. Rights and Humanity was launched in Africa on 1st December, 1986 and in Europe on International Human Rights Day, 10th December 1986.



The Board, appointed by the Association's General Meeting, is responsible for the overall management of Rights and Humanity’s global programme.


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