Hot Paper Topics
Science and Human Rights Program
Amnesty International -- has their own agenda, but still a good
of War---essays, analysis and related resources.
Freedom Network--publishes political information and texts
banned in 17 different countries, largely the work of political
activists. "By using the power of the Internet to circumvent
restrictions on free speech, DFN applies pressure on authoritarian
regimes that censor materials and violate human rights.
Watch -- the International Campaign to Stop Genocide, a biased
organization, but valuable for this perspective.
Rights Library-- Repository of treaties, declarations, other
Rights News -- from the United Nations News Service.
Rights Reports from the Department of State - the current administration's sites and documents. Click
for archive of Clinton-era documents; these older substantial documents are
still useful for stats and historical value.
Primary Documents--texts of most frequently
requested documents from the Dept of State..
Human Rights UN
-- the United Nations Human Rights System
of Armed Conflict on Children--a UNICEF report that covers the
use of children as soldiers, effects of landmines, women and children
as casualties of war, and more.
Migration Policy Institute
-- "provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and
refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. It
aims to meet the rising demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to
the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether
voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an
increasingly integrated world."
"Taguba Report" on Treatment of Abu Ghraib Prisoners
Their Voices Must Be
Heard -- chronicles the hman rights abuses of the women of Darfur
Web Sites -- a nice set of links to human rights sites
Institute of Peace--Research Areas--its work includes
gathering and displaying documents and information on peace
initiatives in the Balkans, and on other research topics like
Religion, Ethics and Human Rights. Choose Human Rights from the first
drop down menu on the left and hit "Filter"
Refugee Information--" reports on conditions for refugees
and internally displaced persons in 120 countries. It includes the
most accurate and comprehensive refugee statistics available."
From the US Committee for Refugees.