Imadr Asia Committee
No. 1149A, Kotte Road, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

International Advocacy

IMADR lobbies at UN meetings and major world conferences, linking grassroots minority groups with UN human rights bodies and mechanisms. As one of the few international human rights NGOs based outside the North Atlantic region, IMADR is viewed as an important support vehicle for many local and regional organizations. Through its regional committees and local partners, IMADR also advocates for the rights of discriminated groups at the local level, including for example, the rights of Argentina’s migrant and indigenous communities, and Sri Lanka and India’s discriminated communities in the wake of the Indian Ocean Tsunami. In Sri Lanka, IMADR works with local grassroots groups to uphold the rights of the country’s ethnic and religious minorities in the peacebuilding process.