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  • Amnesty International on-line - Famous group protecting human rights worlwide. Focuses on the release of prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners and the abolition of the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
  • Andrei Sakharov Foundation - Civil society and democratic development in the former Soviet Union.
  • CDHR: center for democracy and human rights - An International source for government and politics
  • ColorQ's Human Rights Page - A growing collection of stories and links on worldwide human rights violations, particularly those issues that do not receive much attention from the Western media.
  • Death Squads in El Salvador - Report by U.N. Truth Commission on the origins of death squads in El Salvador.
  • European Network on Integration of Refugees
  • Focus: HOPE - "Unites a multicultural community in common efforts to overcome injustice and build racial harmony. Answers can be found in Focus: HOPE's food programs, technology training programs, and educational and corporate partnerships. Employs over 800 persons and involves 51,000 supporters."
  • Freedom Magazine: In Support of Human Rights - Look under the rock... never take the 'official' pronouncement at face value... always question authority - this is the creed of the true investigative journalist. It is a creed of a free people and one we should all embrace.
  • Genocide Remembrance and Prevention Network - The mission is the remembrance and prevention of genocide. The network invite everybody to take a moment to remember all victims of genocide and invites you to join in preventing and suppressing this scourge. Visit the site and learn more.
  • Human Rights Alerts - From Peace Brigades International
  • Human Rights Gopher
  • Human rights information - Links list - not updated since 1995.
  • Human Rights Internet - Information about human rights, human rights publications, children's rights, the UN human rights system, and human rights organizations world-wide.
  • Human Rights Watch - "We stand with victims and activists to bring offenders to justice, to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom and to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime. We expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable."
  • The Human Rights Web Home Page - last updated 1997
  • Human rigths - Humans rights in all the world, now.
  • 4HumanRights - Annotated guide to human rights links from 4anything.com
  • Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) - Research institute of Law Faculty of Utrecht University, for human rights research in the Netherlands. SIM studies and gathers all human rights documentation. Since 1992
  • NORML Home Page - NORML has been the principal advocate for ending marijuana prohobition since 1970. Major player also supplies info to media, groups and concerned citizens.
  • Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign - This Campaign is a national effort led by poor and homeless families for activism in poverty and welfare reform as well as human rights violations in the USA
  • Poverty & Human Rights - Discover Human Rights under a new perspective: that of poverty
  • Quotefile - Selected quotations on human rights - "The US has the worst record on poverty in the industrialized world - a poverty level which is twice as high as England's. Tens of millions of people are hungry every night, including millions of children who are suffering from disease and malnutrition."
  • Repression, Inc. - The Corporate Assault on Human Rights - "Human rights abuses, once committed primarily by repressive governments, are increasingly carried out in the corporate interest. 'Free' trade and economic globalization have no more brought freedom and democracy to most of the world's people, than did the cold war before it."
  • Shock Value - The United States has become a leading manufacturer and exporter of pushbutton electricshock devices, which Amnesty claims are unsafe and are ending up in the hands of torturers.
  • UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child - Also contains a transcript of a discussion on children's legal rights in Australia.
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with Translations - Over 250 translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in both ordinary web page and PDF formats.
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library - The Library contains a large collection of international human rights treaties, instruments, general comments, recommendations, decisions, and views of treaty bodies; other U.N. human rights materials, decisions of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; the OSCE and the Asylum Branch of the U.S. INS; human rights in Africa, human rights education materials, bibliographies; and links to other human rights and international law sites.
  • U.S. State Dept Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - These 1998 reports are publications of the U. S. Department of State.
  • USIA: Democracy and Human Rights - Recent United States Government official texts, policy statements and interpretive material, features, and byline articles, prepared daily by the United States Information Agency.
  • War Child - a campaign to help the innocent victims of war - aims background projects & news - famous patrons - David Bowie, Brian Eno, Brent Hansen, Luciano Pavarotti, Juliet Stevenson, Tom Stoppard
  • What a Wonderful World - Tracking those whom supply weapons to groups and countries that employ children and youth as soldiers.
  • Amnesty for Kids - (unrelated to Amnesty International) - Personal Site: One woman trying to start newsletter to advocate childrens' rights. Inspired by her own, uncomfirmed problems w/ex and her two kids. Religious Overtones. (May 24, 1999)
  • Salt on the Wound - Special Report on Iraq, Part 2 - A long and revealing interview with Phyllis Bennis and Denis Halliday, former UN humanitarian co-ordinator for Iraq. (March 1, 1999)

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