Human Rights Research and Education

Optional Index:

  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • Human Rights Education
  • Foreign Policy and Armed Conflict
  • Trafficking in Women
  • Female Genital Mutilation - FGM.
  • Refugees and Immigration
  • Country Reports on Human Rights
  • Specific Country or Regional Focus
  • Human Rights Journals
  • Maps

    Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library Materials from U.N. commissions and tribunals, the Inter-American Commission, text of treaties, links to NGO's and human rights education materials.
  • Human Rights Internet Canadian-based clearinghouse for human rights documentation and international NGO's.
  • Project Diana Human Rights Law Database From Yale Law School.
  • The Documents Center A comprehensive reference for international, national, and foreign governments, with links to agencies, statistics, and more.
  • International Center for Human Rights and Development Based in Canada.
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia Official United Nations site. See also links from the Univ. of Minnesota.
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Official site.
  • Coalition for the International Criminal Court - ICC Sponsored by a network of 2,000 NGO'S.
  • Karen Parker Archive Briefing papers, country reports, legal opinions, statements, petitions and briefs from a long-time practicing humanitarian law expert.
  • Human and Constitutional Rights Resource Page From Columbia University.
  • International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development A human rights search engine.
  • Center for International Environmental Law - CIEL Specializing in global commons, financial institutions, biodiversity and human rights issues.
  • Michigan State University Human Rights Links A human rights search engine.
  • Legal Information Institute Covers U.S., foreign and international law. At Cornell University.
  • Institute for Human Rights Based at the Abo Akademi University in Finland.
  • International Women's Human Rights and Humanitarian Law From the University of Toronto.
  • International Center for Research on Women - ICRW

    See also United Nations and International Agencies, U.S Government Branches and Agencies, International Development

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    Human Rights Education

  • International Human Rights Law Summer School - At Oxford University.
  • HREA - The Global Human Rights Education Network On-line resources and curriculum materials.
  • Manuals and Toolkits From ELDIS.
  • Educational Materials From the Minnesota Human Rights Library.
  • Center for the Studyof Human Rights From Columbia University.
  • Human Rights Institute From the University of Connecticut.
  • University of Oxford Master's Program in H.R. Law
  • Overview of International Agencies and Treaties From the University of Toronto.
  • Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law From the University of Toronto.
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    Human Trafficking Focus

  • Coalition Against the Trafficking in Women
  • Sex Trafficking articles and groups Compiled by
  • Articles and Reports From Donna Hughes, Univ. of Rhode Island.
  • ECPAT International organization working to stop children's sexual exploitation and trafficking.
  • Equality Now Group working to shut down U.S. based sex tourism companies, plus other issues.
  • U.S. State Department Office of Global Women's Issues

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    Female Genital Mutilation - FGM

  • FGM Education and Networking Project


  • Rite is Wrong (1995)
  • Islamic Fundamentalism's War on Women (1993). Contains fascinating interviews with Fatima Mernissi, Benazir Bhutto and other key players on this issue.
  • Government-Authorized Brutalization of Women (1997) includes information about a landmark asylum case in the United States.

    Foreign Policy and Armed Conflict

  • Citizen's Guide to U.S. Defense Assistance in Latin America From the group listed below.
  • Center for International Policy
  • Foreign Policy in Focus. From the Institute for Policy Studies.
  • Center for Defense Information With extensive links to military and arms-related sites.
  • Council for Hemispheric Affairs Washington D.C. based think tank.
  • School of the Americas Watch Monitoring the U.S. counterinsurgency program.
  • The Carter Center Jimmy Carter's Atlanta based conflict resolution headquarters.
  • Institute for Policy Studies Progressive research group.
  • Brookings Institution
  • Heritage Foundation Conservative think tank.
  • Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs At Harvard University JFK School of Government.

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    Refugees and Immigration

  • Relief Web Extensive information and links from the U.N. Department of Humanitarian Affairs.
  • International Organization for Migration
  • The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights - NNIRR
  • Information on Immigration and Asylum From the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (via U of Minn.)
  • Refugees International
  • U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees Website

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    Country Reports on Human Rights

  • U.S. State Dept. Country Reports on Human Rights
  • Amnesty International Country Reports
  • International Committee of the Red Cross Swiss-based agency with field operations in areas of armed conflict.
  • ELDIS Develop Info - Country Guides

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    Specific Country or Regional Focus

  • Africa Action
  • African Studies At the University of Pennsylvania.
  • European Roma Rights Center
  • Asian Studies Virtual Library
  • U.S./Mexican Border & Latin American Information From New Mexico State University.
  • Latin American Studies
  • Washington Office on Latin America
  • Summit of the Americas

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    Human Rights Journals

  • Human Rights Brief From the Washington College of Law at American University.
  • Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal
  • Journal of Humanitarian Assistance From the University of Bradford.
  • Human Rights Monitor Alisting of human rights news stories.
  • See also Online News, Magazines and Articles


  • Map Collection From Relief Web.
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