Center For Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Washington College of Law, American University
||Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Washington College of Law, The American University
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Washington, D.C. 20016-8084
Other Human Rights Sites on the Internet
Human Rights Resources
for Global Law & Practice - The Syracuse University Law School
Center for Global Law and Practice, directed by Professor Donna E. Arzt,
providing information about Center activities and links to other sites.
Coalition for International
Justice - Coverage of the War Crimes Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia
and Rwanda, as well as related primary and secondary documents for the
- An international human rights database maintained by the University of
Cincinnati's College of Law.
DIANA Human Rights
Database - Yale Law School's international archive of human rights
legal documentation, organized by subject and country.
Asia Pacific - An Asia-specific human rights database maintained
by the School of Social Science at Queensland University of Technology
in Brisbane, Australia.
Human Rights Brief - Publication of the Center for Human Rights
and Humanitarian Law at the Washington College of Law analyzing current
topics in international human rights law.
Institute for Global
Communications - An international coalition providing communications
and information-sharing tools to non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
and citizen activists working for social change in more than 130 countries.
Student Festival in Trondheim - Created by a coalition of students
from Trondheim, Norway, this site contains a collection of human rights
documents and links to human rights organizations around the world.
Documents and Conventions - An ongoing project at the Fletcher
School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, to make available the
texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments.
One World Online
- Newspaper-style format of current human rights topics. Organized
by subject, including economy, land rights, conservation and genetics.
Human Rights Awards Page - Established in 1988, the Reebok Human
Rights Awards honors individuals 30 or younger who have contributed significantly
to the cause of human rights. Site has pictures of award winners
and links to human rights organizations.
- Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize winning human
rights organization. Site contains a searchable library of Amnesty
International documents, information about current campaigns and links
to other organizations.
USA - The United States section of Amnesty International. Site
contains links to current campaigns, urgent action appeals, and information
on current events.
Asian Human Rights
Commission - An independent non-governmental body that seeks to promote
greater awareness of human rights in Asia and obtain relief for the victims
of human rights violations in the region, its web site includes individual
country articles and urgent appeals.
CICC International Criminal
Court Home Page - The primary NGO provider of online information
about the International Criminal Court. Site contains information
on the Rome Treaty conference, as well as documents from the United Nations,
governments, non-governmental organizations and other sources. Site
accessible in English, French and Spanish.
Committee to Protect Journalists
- The Committee to Protect Journalists is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization
founded in 1981 to monitor abuses against the press and promote press freedom
around the world.
The Electronic Frontier
Foundation - The Electronic Frontier Foundation, founded in 1990,
works to protect privacy and freedom of expression in the arena of computers
and the Internet. Site contains information about current events,
the Blue Ribbon campaign for online free speech, and a searchable archive.
World Documentation Project - The Center for World Indigenous
Studies (CWIS), founded in 1984, is dedicated to wider understanding and
appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social,
economic, and political realities of indigenous nations. Site contains
a searchable archive of documents and links to other indigenous sites.
- Freedom House was founded nearly sixty years ago by Eleanor Roosevelt,
Wendell Willkie, and other Americans concerned with the mounting threats
to peace and democracy. Site contains information about Freedom House
programs and publications.
HURPEC - Human Rights and Peace Campaign Nepal is an youth human rights organization. This site contains exclusive information about human rights and peace in Nepal and through out the world.
Human Rights Internet -
Founded in 1976, this organization's objective is to support the work of
non-governmental human rights organizations by providing accurate and up-to-date
human rights information. The site includes an internet directory
of organizations, an international human rights document center, a UN information
database, education resources, urgent alerts, a world calendar of events,
and job postings.
Human Rights Watch
- The largest U.S.-based human rights organization, founded in 1978, working
to end a broad range of human rights abuses. The site contains information
on current events, HRW campaigns, and HRW publications. Accessible
in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, Portugese, Arabic and English..
for Human Rights - Founded in 1978, the Lawyers Committee for Human
Rights focuses on building legal institutions. The searchable site
contains information about current events, action appeals and LCHR publications.
PEN American Center
- The largest of more than 120 Centers worldwide that compose International
PEN. International Pen was founded in 1921 and seeks to protect freedom
of expression. Site contains information about current events, writing
contests, grants and other PEN programs.
Physicians for Human
Rights - Founded in 1986, Physicians for Human Rights is an organization
of health professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens working to
investigate and prevent human rights violations through innovations in
medical and forensic sciences. Site contains information about current
campaigns and research projects and PHR publications.
United Nations and Government Human Rights Sites
United Nations Homepage
- Contains news, links to UN documents and databases, as well as a special
section on human rights.
United Nations High Commission
for Refugees - Accessible in English, French, German, Japanese
and Korean, this site contains press releases and information on refugee
situations worldwide, photographs, and UN reports.
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