International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations

Who
we are

INCLO is a network of 12 independent, national human rights organizations from different countries in the North and South that work together to promote fundamental rights and freedoms by:

  1. Supporting and mutually reinforcing the work of member organisations in their respective countries
  2. And collaborating on a bilateral and multilateral basis

INCLO’s members came together under the realization that while there was no network of national human rights organizations, there were many reasons for these groups to get together and share information and even collaborate when useful. What started in 2008 as a series of meetings of Executive Directors from human rights organizations, soon it became clear that there was much they could learn from each other and that the group had a lot of potential to move issues forward. By 2012, there was agreement that the network needed a structure and staff to fulfil its mission and so the decision was made to formalize it. In 2015, INCLO incorporated as a Swiss association headquartered in Geneva.

INCLO’s creation comes as the international human rights system is being questioned and the capacity of the human rights movement to protect people’s fundamental rights across the globe is under threat. INCLO thus emerges as a new voice that can bring new perspectives and strategies to an international human rights movement that needs new thinking and strategies at this critical juncture. Built on the understanding that such a network has a value exceeding the sum of its parts, INCLO’s role to assert the importance of national civil society organisations in the international scenario is vital.

What
we do

INCLO members have identified three programmatic areas of work, which they considered well-suited for meaningful co-operation and international campaigns. These issues are:

Our
board

The General Meeting is the ultimate governing body of the network and is comprised of the 12 Executive Directors of each of the network’s organizations. These are:

  • Anthony Romero

    Anthony Romero

    Executive Director of the ACLU

  • Pavel Chikov

    Pavel Chikov

    Executive Director of Agora

  • Sukanya Pillay

    Sukanya Pillay

    Executive Director of CCLA

  • Sharon Abraham-Weiss

    Sharon Abraham-Weiss

    Executive Director of ACRI

  • Gastón Chillier

    Gastón Chillier

    Executive Director of CELS

  • Gasser Abdel-Razek

    Gasser Abdel-Razek

    Director of EIPR

  • Kranti Chinnappa

    Kranti Chinnappa

    Executive Director of HRLN

  • Stefánia Kapronczay

    Stefánia Kapronczay

    Executive Director of HCLU

  • Liam Herrick

    Liam Herrick

    Director of ICCL

  • George Kegoro

    George Kegoro

    Executive Director of KHRC

  • Martha Spurrier

    Martha Spurrier

    Director of Liberty

  • Janet Love

    Janet Love

    National Director of LRC