The Hellenic League for Human Rights (HLHR) is the oldest human rights organization in Greece, long before the acronym NGO entered the Greek vocabulary. The League was set up in 1936 with Aleksandros Svolos as president and was dissolved by the dictatorship of the 4th of August. It was reinstituted in 1953.
The League since its establishment is a permanent member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and represents this network in Greece and participates in its organs.
According to its statute, the League “undertakes activities in the domain of dissemination, advocacy and development of principles that reckon to men rights and freedoms, integrated to social structures”.
To optimise the achievement of its goals, the League envisages the cooperation with other national or international bodies active in the domain of human rights.