Humanitarian-political is a term that refers to an ideology that advocates a political standpoint based on a humanitarian perspective. The standpoint that come out of this ideology is constructed upon the conviction that every human being must have the right to;
- freedom of speech
- freedom of press
- freedom of assembly
- freedom to information
- freedom to demonstrate
- freedom of establishing organisations and
- freedom of religion.
The core of the humaniatarian-political point of view is that these liberties are fundamental necessities in order for people to be able to influence political decisions and to shape their society and destiny.
There are many humanitarian organisations all over the world that advocate these liberties and in their work strive for a world where they can be implemented. However none of them make any rigorous standpoints in the political arena as they concentrate their efforts on basic humanitarian issues. A humanitarian-political organisation on the other hand does sufficient work in both fields and puts these together in order to make as big a difference as possible.
The first organisation that introduced the concept of humanitarian-policy was Initiative for democracy in Iran (Initiative iran), a non-profit organisation that was established in Stockholm Sweden in September 2006. Initiative-Iran can thus be considered as the pioneers to hold a humanitarian-political point of view as a foundation of an organisation.