IOHR is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms as outlined in the Universal Declaration. We operate in the public interest as a non-profit, apolitical entity.

Our mission encompasses advocating for the enhancement of family well-being, including access to healthcare, employment, housing, and a clean environment in alignment with international standards, thereby striving to fulfill the aspirations of all individuals.

We draw upon the following resources:


- The European Court of Human Rights, established by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in 1950.

- The Council of Europe, headquartered in Strasbourg, founded on 4 May 1949.

- The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

- The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on 19 December 1966.

- The Protocol of January 1967 in New York concerning asylum applications.

- The Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) held in Helsinki in 1975.

- The 1996 revised European Social Charter, which entered into force in 1999.

- The European Civil Service Tribunal, established in 2004.

- The Amsterdam Treaty on equal treatment between men and women.

- The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).

- The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), established on 18 March 2005.

About our organization

Our Engagement:

IOHR collaborates with individuals, legal entities, ethnic communities, educational institutions, churches, foundations, unions, federations, businesses, societies, and other organizations in Romania, the EU, and globally. We actively participate in their activities related to the protection of human rights and facilitate experience exchange in all fields aligned with the organization's purpose and vision.

Our History

The association is named ORGANIZAȚIA INTERNAȚIONALĂ A DREPTURILOR OMULUI (INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS), commonly abbreviated as OIDO (IOHR). Founded in 2009 in Constanța, IOHR began with a core group of founders, subsequently expanding with additional partners and signatories.

Becoming a Member:


Any individual who is at least 18 years of age, irrespective of nationality, gender, religion, or political or social affiliation, may become a member upon acceptance of the statutory provisions. We welcome associate members (holders), supporting members, and honorary members.

Minors aged between 14 and 18 may become supporting members with written consent from their parents or legal representatives. The parents or legal representatives, having read the statute, provide written consent for their minor to become a supporting member.

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