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Human Rights

  1. Human Rights
    1. Canadian Human Rights Foundation
      http://www.chrf.ca/
      The Canadian Human Rights Foundation is dedicated to the defense and promotion of human rights through education, in Canada and around the world.
    2. Center for the Study of Human Rights
      http://www.columbia.edu/cu/humanrights/
      Based at Columbia University, the Center for the Study of Human Rights seeks to promote human rights research and education on a multi-disciplinary basis. This site provides links to other important human rights online resources and information about publications and programs related to human rights issues.
    3. Derechos-Human Rights
      http://www.derechos.org/
      Derechos works with human rights organizations in Latin America and the world to bring you accurate and timely information on the human rights situation in their countries, as well as opportunities to help. They also coordinate several human rights mailing lists and publish an internet human rights journal.
    4. Directory of Human Rights Resources on the Internet (AAAS)
      http://shr.aaas.org/dhr.htm
      This site was developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The Directory provides descriptions and links to hundreds of human rights organizations worldwide on the Internet.
    5. Globalization and Human Rights (PBS Video)
      http://www.pbs.org/globalization/home.html
      This site features background information and resources related to the PBS documentary entitled Globalization and Human Rights. Read full versions of the interviews featured in the film and follow links to related web sites. Globalization and Human Rights takes viewers on a journey that starts at a summit for corporate decision-makers--the World Economic Forum in the Alps of Switzerland--and travels deep into the gold mines of South Africa, then visits the controversial Shell oil fields of Nigeria and Nike shoe factories in Asia while examining an emerging conflict in a new world order between those making macro-economic decisions and those struggling to cope with the impact of those decisions.
    6. Human Rights Interactive Network
      http://www.webcom.com/hrin/welcome.html
      An extensive collection of links to human rights and humanitarian resources and organizations around the world.
    7. Human Rights International Alliance
      http://www.hria.net/
      Human Rights International Alliance works to promote awareness concerning human rights issues worldwide. The HRIA web site features an extensive collection of online resources.
    8. Human Rights Internet
      http://www.hri.ca/
      Founded in 1976, Human Rights Internet (HRI) is a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. This site features an extensive collection of links to human rights web sites, as well as access to online human rights databases, educational resources, and background information on human rights issues.
    9. Human Rights Watch
      http://www.hrw.org/
      Human Rights Watch is one of the most comprehensive resources for human rights information on the web. The HRW web site features in-depth information and resources concerning human rights issues and abuses worldwide.
    10. Human Rights Web
      http://www.hrweb.org/
      Human Rights Web is an excellent resource for general information about human rights, the human rights movement, human rights documents, etc.
    11. Human Rights in China
      http://www.hrichina.org/
      Human Rights in China (HRIC) is an international non-governmental organization founded by Chinese scientists and scholars in March 1989. HRIC monitors the implementation of international human rights standards in the People's Republic of China and carries out human rights advocacy and education among Chinese people inside and outside the country.
    12. International Labor Organization
      http://www.ilo.org/
      The International Labor Organization, which is part of the United Nations System, monitors labor conditions world wide. The ILO web site offers links to information regarding labor rights and the fight against sweatshops and child labor.
    13. LANIC Human Rights Resources
      http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/hrights/
      The Latin American Network Information Center, or LANIC, is based at the University of Texas. This particular site offers extensive information about human rights in Latin America. The LANIC Human Rights site offers links to general human rights resources and a Latin American country index.
    14. Organization of American States
      http://www.oas.org/
      The Organization of American States offers an excellent collection of links related to human rights issues. From this site you can also link to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights web site at http://www.cidh.oas.org/. The IACHR site publishes an annual report on human rights.
    15. Sweatshops.org
      http://www.sweatshops.org/
      Sweatshops.org is a clearinghouse of information related to the fight against sweatshops around the world.
    16. The United Nations Human Rights Home Page
      http://www.un.org/rights/
      The UN Human Rights web site is a clearinghouse of information related to the work of the United Nations is the field of human rights. This is a good starting point.
    17. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
      http://www.unhchr.ch/hchr_un.htm
      According to Mrs. Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "...today's human rights violations are the causes of tomorrow's conflicts." The UNHCHR web site provides current information concerning human rights issues including: the International Criminal Court, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Education, etc. Use the search engine to find information about specific topics and issues.
    18. Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50th Anniversary
      http://www.udhr50.org/
      Inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt's belief that, "The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities," this site represents an effort by over 125 organizations to raise awareness and understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. This site features links and resources related to human rights and human rights education.
    19. Universal Voices: Online Human Rights Internet Guide
      http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIS/humanrights/index.html
      According to Mrs. Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "...today's human rights violations are the causes of tomorrow's conflicts." The UNHCHR web site provides current information concerning human rights issues including: the International Criminal Court, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Education, etc. Use the search engine to find information about specific topics and issues.
    20. University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
      http://www.umn.edu/humanrts/
      This site is part of the DIANA International Human Rights Database. It is an excellent resource for anyone interested in human rights issues and education.


       

 
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