Minority Rights Group International

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Minority Rights Group International "campaigns worldwide with around 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard. Through training and education, legal cases, publications and the media, we support minority and indigenous people as they strive to maintain their rights to the land they live on, the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life." [1]

David Astor played a key role in the "formation of the Minority Rights Group in 1961, an organization formed largely by him and Michael Scott to publicize the cause of oppressed minorities in the post-colonial world. The first director was Laurence Gandar. Others involved were Roland Oliver, the Africa expert, and David Kessler, editor of the Jewish Chronicle." [2]

Council members

Accessed February 2008: [3]

Recent major donors to MRG

Accessed February 2008: [4]

1983 Details

According to a Minority Rights Group report published in 1983 titled The Tibetans, the following people were linked to the group.

Sponsors

Council

Contact

Web: http://www.minorityrights.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. About Us, Minority Rights Group International, accessed February 26, 2008.
  2. Richard Cockett, David Astor and The Observer (Andre Deutsch, 1990), p.205.
  3. Council Members, Minority Rights Group International, accessed February 26, 2008.
  4. Donors, Minority Rights Group International, accessed February 26, 2008.