Human Rights Links

Human Rights Links - International Sites

Amnesty International
One of the most comprehensive sites on human rights around. Contains current human rights reports on most countries and articles on human rights violations worldwide. The object of Amnesty International is to contribute to the observance throughout the world of human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Center for Economic and Social Rights
Established in 1993 to promote social justice through human rights. Recognizing that poverty deprives countless millions of their fundamental right to live in dignity, equality, and freedom, CESR works to advance people's claims for just living conditions under international human rights law.

Center for Economic and Social Rights
Established in 1993 to promote social justice through human rights. Recognizing that poverty deprives countless millions of their fundamental right to live in dignity, equality, and freedom, CESR works to advance people's claims for just living conditions under international human rights law.

Connextions
Connexions exists to support individuals and groups working for freedom and social justice. We work to maintain and make available a record of the theory and practice of people struggling against oppression and for social change. Connexions maintains a physical archive of books and documents (The Connexions Archive), and is engaged in an ongoing project to build and expand an indexed digital archive of documents.

International Humanitarian Law - Resource Center 
The Diakonia International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Resource Centre was created in 2004 with a mandate to address the ongoing violations of IHL that characterise the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The goal of the Centre is to increase respect for and implementation of international law, and IHL in particular.

Human Rights Watch
Another excellent comprehensive human rights site. Monitors human rights violations worldwide and publishes country reports and issue-specific reports based on investigations

Human Rights First
Human Rights First works in the United States and abroad to create a secure and humane world by advancing justice, human dignity and respect for the rule of law. The organization support human rights activists who fight for basic freedoms and peaceful change at the local level; protect refugees in flight from persecution and repression; help build a strong international system of justice and accountability; and make sure human rights laws and principles are enforced in the United States and abroad.

Physicians for Human Rights
Mobilizes the health professions and enlists support from the general public to protect and promote the human rights of all people. Using medical and scientific methods, PHR investigates and exposes violations of human rights worldwide and works to stop them.

United Nations Human Rights Page
Site contains up to date information on UN human rights initiatives, including the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Also has many country specific reports relating to various human rights treaties.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Impartial, neutral and independent organization established in 1863 whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. Includes links to periodicals and publications.