Hammurabi Human Rights Organization
The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization (HHRO) is an Iraqi, independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization, that consists of a number of members and human rights activists who believe the human is the highest value which must be respected. They all volunteered to defend the rights and dignity of the Iraqi human regardless of his religion, sect, nationalism, sex, origin, ideas or political affiliation.
Our organization was named Hammurabi because this name holds a number of meanings and Iraqi historical, humanitarian and civilized indications, while the law of the Babylonian monarch Hammurabi, which was issued in his thirtieth year of rule which lasted from 1792 to 1750 BC, is considered one of the most famous legal texts – written and historical – which took interest in regulating the society’s life by imposing justice and preserving people’s rights with a law that was accepted during that era, until this day, that law continues to be the foundation of the idea of law in the world, that’s for its great interest in prioritizing human rights which took place after reuniting Mesopotamia in one state .. in the preface of the law we can witness his commitment to the happiness of the Mesopotamian Babylonian society, its prosperity and the rule of law and order which preserves rights, freedoms and security for individuals. HRRO takes its name from the Code of Hammurabi, the first code of Laws in History which came from Iraq.
Based in Baghdad with branches throughout Iraq it is non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political human rights and humanitarian relief organization. The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization is governed by a Board of Directors made up of prominent members of the community and is supported by donations from the general public and other interested parties. Its main work consists of researching, finding and assisting with the promotion of Human Rights in Iraq and in direct assistance to those who have suffered as a result of some Human Rights violation.