Source description last updated: 19 November 2019

In brief: The Ligue Tchadienne des Droits de l’Homme (LTDH, Chadian League for Human Rights) is a human rights NGO based in Chad.

Coverage on

Selected reports and unofficial translations of laws.

Covered quarterly on, for Chad.


LTDH was founded in 1991 as a federation and is undergoing organisational reform since 2008 (LTDH: Qui sommes nous?, undated).

LTDH aims for a state of the rule of law and a democratic society in which all individuals have full knowledge and awareness of their rights and duties. To achieve this, LTDH defends and promotes human rights enshrined in international and national instruments, contributes to ensure the independence of the judiciary and works for good governance in Chad, Africa and the world. (LTDH: Le dépliant, undated, p.2)


Project funding (for instance by the European Union, Germany, etc), financial support by individuals (LTDH: Le guide du Militant, undated; LTDH: Projets UE, undated; LTDH: Statuts de la LTDH, December 2009).

Scope of reporting:

Geographic focus: Chad

Thematic focus: human rights, esp. elections, corruption, good governance, impunity, political participation & education.


Interviews with victims of human rights violations (or with their relatives), desk research (LTDH: Rapport sur la situation des Droits de l’Homme au Tchad 2018, p. 6).

LTDH has a national coordination office, five regional coordination offices and 70 active local cells (LTDH: Présentation succincte du projet “Ma voix compte 2”, 2019, p. 4).

Language(s) of publications:


Further reading / links:

3-Year-Program of the LTDH (2018-2021):

LTDH’s statutes:
LTDH: Statuts de la LTDH (LIGUE Tchadienne des droits de l’homme), December 2009

For a list of (national and international) partners of the LTDH, including FIDH, Brot für die Welt, Amnesty International France, the National Endowment for Democracy, see the organisation’s folder:
LTDH: Le dépliant, undated 

All links accessed 19 November 2019.