Human Rights Links

Amnesty International 
www.amnesty.org
A worldwide movement of human rights activists who work together to prevent the violation of people's rights. Visit their site to learn more about leading human rights issues, sign on to an urgent action, join a campaign or become a member or volunteer.

American Civil Liberties Union 
www.aclu.org/
One of the most active and often controversial organizations, the ACLU is a major player in issues of human and civil rights in the U.S.
The Fourth World Documentation Project 
www.cwis.org/index.htm
Begun by the Center for World Indigenous Studies, this project is an effort to convert to electronic format all significant texts concerning the rights of indigenous peoples all around the world. A keyword searchable index is available to search documents relating to indigenous rights in Africa, the Americas, Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia and more.

Human Rights Resource Center 
www.hrusa.org
An integral part of the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center and works in partnership with the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library to: create and distribute Human Rights Education (HRE) resources via electronic and print media; train activists, professionals, and students as human rights educators; and build advocacy networks to encourage effective practices in human rights education.

Human Rights Education Resource Center 
www.hrea.org
Includes searchable databases, full-text education and training materials and interactive learning tools on human rights.

Human Rights First 
www.humanrightsfirst.org/
A non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington, D.C. that believes building respect for human rights and the rule of law will help ensure the dignity to which every individual is entitled and will stem tyranny, extremism, intolerance, and violence.

Human Rights Internet (HRI)
www.hri.ca/hri-publications-and-documentation/
Brings together publications of the HRI, research guides and guidance, searchable archives of “Human Rights Tribune,” and other important resources. HRI is a world leader in the exchange of documentation, and knits together over 5,000 human rights organizations around the world, facilitating inter-communication among these groups.

Human Rights Report 
http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/
Full text of the 1999-2011 U.S. State Department report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights.    

Human Rights Watch 
www.hrw.org
Works to defend human rights worldwide. Its website includes a women’s rights and a children’s rights division. Click on to campaigns to sign on to a range of urgent actions.

Institute for Global Communications Home of the IGC Networks 
www.igc.apc.org/
PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet, and WomensNet. These networks aim to serve individuals and organizations working toward peace, environmental protection, human rights, social and economic justice, sustainable and equitable development, health, and non-violent conflict resolution.

The Advocates for Human Rights 
www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org
The mission of The Advocates for Human Rights is to implement international human rights standards in order to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law. By involving volunteers in research, education, and advocacy, The Advocates for Human Rights builds broad constituencies in the United States and selected global communities. To support teachers, The Advocates for Human Rights writes curriculum and provides training and resources on human rights education. 

One World Online
http://us.oneworld.net/
An information bridge between nongovernmental organizations and government agencies with a vast collection of multimedia material of text, graphics, audio and video on development, the environment and human rights.  One World Online is a partnership of many development agencies and charities. It  covers news, reports and stories of justice and injustice around the world, and projects currently in place to improve human and civil rights.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 
www.un.org/Overview/rights.html
Text of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library 
www1.umn.edu/humanrts/
Holds over 90 of the most important international human rights treaties, comments, views, and decisions.

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 
www.ohchr.org
Home to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other leading international treaties. Issues of focus include: democracy, terrorism, indigenous people, minorities, disabilities, and more.

WITNESS 
www.witness.org
Uses video and other technology to fight for human rights. Group works in partnership with activists around the world to document abuses and bring evidence before courts, governments, the media, and the world.