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Human Rights

UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights Original text from 1948

Amnesty International. Contains Annual Reports 1993-1998. The 1998 Regional Summary on Europe includes European human rights violations, which are also available as Press Releases.

The European Commission's External Relations website includes a section on the EU's Human Rights Policy.

European Centre for Minority Issues ECMI´s aim is to promote interdisciplinary research on various dimensions of minority-majority relations in a European perspective, and to contribute to the improvement of inter-ethnic relations in those parts of Western and Eastern Europe where ethnopolitical tension and conflict prevail. Includes publication information, links, and an Enriched Links Database which is searchable in 13 subject categories.

Central and Eastern European Internet Directory for Human Rights Comprehensive collection of links and sites with reference to Human Rights issues in central and eastern Europe and the newly independent states

Balkan Human Rights Pages (administered by the Greek Helsinki Monitor & Minority Rights Group) Contains up-to-date news, contents by country, and links to organizations.

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)

The Council of Europe's site based in Strasbourg, contains documentation, full text of conventions, and links.

Project DIANA - An Online Human Rights archive at Yale Law School. Contains links to current cases, documents and the Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal

Human Rights, topical links from ForInt-Law (Washburn University School of Law Library)

Human Rights Watch, dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, based in The Hague. Contains basic legal documents, tribunal cases and publications, press releases and statements, and the latest documents and news.

Initiative on Conflict Resolution & Ethnicity (INCORE), based at the University of Ulster. Produced the Ethnic Conflict Research Digest, the Conflict Data Service, and much more.

Minority/Endangered Language Links. Includes European minority (or minoritized) languages. From the University of Tokyo Department of Asian and Pacific Linguistics Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies.

Office for National and Ethnic Minorities in Hungary. Contains bilateral and international documents, information on Hungary in particular, and links to both national and international organizations.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

Women's Human Rights Database Group: DIANA at the University of Toronto

Bibliography on Human Rights (University of Minnesota Human Rights Library)

2001 World Conference against Racism -- 40 Page Decleration and Program of Action - Durban, South Africa (document released Jan 2002.) The Declaration includes measures of prevention, education and protection aimed at the eradication of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance at the national, regional and international levels. It also contains a section on providing effective compensatory and other measures to victims of racism and racial discrimination.

Human Rights Internet - Contains links to southern non-governmental organizations, human rights databases, and the Human Rights Tribune. HRI also carries out human rights research and disseminates the results to concerned institutions and activists. HRI is dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations, and to the education of governmental and intergovernmental agencies and officials and other actors in the public and private sphere, on human rights issues and the role of civil society.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Links and information concerning the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status

Human Rights Quarterly Major Journal from Johns Hopkins University

Derechos Human Rights - Europe Various links to Human Rights sites in Europe from a Latin American Internet-based Human Rights Organization

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Please send comments and suggestions for additional websites and links to Charles M. Hoffman.  Last updated September 5, 2004 15:56:22.