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The UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948) defends every human being's inherent worth and dignity; freedom from torture, slavery, and arbitrary arrest; access to fair legal treatment, hearings, and representation in a court of law; a decent, humane, and healthy standard of living; the freedom of movement and assembly; the right to work, and more.
Websites for Human Rights Research
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
These reports are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The reports contain internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Also available in print:
STROZIER Documents Doc Y4.IN8/16-15
Truth Commission Reports
Truth commissions are charged with investigating human rights violations and looking into the past in order to make the future better. This site has truth commission reports on many countries.
Columbia University Libraries Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research
The Human Rights Web Archive is an initiative by Columbia University Libraries and Information Services (CUL) and its Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR), with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to select, preserve, and provide access to freely available internet resources, specifically addressing at-risk websites in the area of human rights.
Rutgers University’s Center for Women’s Global Leadership (WCGL)
Develops and facilitates women’s leadership for women’s human rights and social justice worldwide.
Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive
A product of broad international collaboration, the site provides access digitized documents from the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (AHPN).
Human Rights Policy: Web Links
Contains "links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information on human rights generally and as it relates to U.S. foreign policy" from the United States Institute of Peace.
United for Human Rights
"United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels." Site contains links to other NGO Human Rights groups.