International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) was the first international human rights organisation, founded in 1922. It is a non-governmental organisation for the protection of human rights, working now in a context of widespread and oftentimes arbitrary restrictions on freedom. It has an expanding network of local partners and members, and has a human rights defenders project. FIDH enquiries, trial observations and research are designed to help restore victims’ rights to truth, justice and redress. Together with OMCT, it runs the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (see description under OMCT).