Our programs work together WEST SUPPORT to create initiatives to fight for democratic values. Each program is aimed at solving our main goals - the protection of civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights, which have been identified as the basic needs of our society. Together, our programs impact people's lives every day.
The Election Observation Program works globally to support democratic elections and strengthen participatory democracy, consistent with human rights. The overarching objective is to enhance democratic governance and increase effective political participation for all, especially groups that have been historically disadvantaged or that face political, cultural, or socioeconomic barriers. This includes women, racial and ethnic minorities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, youth, elderly people, and other marginalized groups.
Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
A special monitoring mission in Ukraine was sent after a statement about the emergence of violations of International Humanitarian Law in the territories that suffered from the Russian-Ukrainian war. Observers should help reduce tensions and promote peace, stability and security. The Mission will collect information and report on the security situation, establish and report facts in response to specific incidents, including those relating to alleged violations of basic human rights principles and obligations.
If you are interested in learning how the 1949 Geneva Convention and other international legal instruments are applied in real-world situations to protect human rights and humanitarian principles, our Internship Program is for you. You will have the chance to work with experienced professionals in the field of human rights protection and gain valuable skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career. You will also contribute to our ongoing projects and activities that aim to promote and defend human rights and humanitarian law around the world.