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Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs): Human Rights


Human Rights NGOs advocate for and publish about human rights conditions and abuses according to national and/or international norms.  The NGOs listed in this guide are selected samples for educational purposes.

Human Rights NGOs

Amnesty International. Contains new document summaries, publications (including the annual country reports) and links.Their current annual report is available online, older editions are available in the Main (Gardner) Stacks. Includes human rights reports on several countries providing resources for case support (country condition information), legal research, and links to other relevant sites in the Case Support section.

The Advocates for Human Rights. In-depth coverage on human rights issues in the US from a legal perspective.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) US Human Rights Page.  ACLU Human Rights Program (HRP) works to hold the U.S. government accountable to universal human rights principles in addition to rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

China’s Report on US Human Rights Violations. Interesting account of United States Human Rights violations according to Xinhua, the official Chinese news source.

Human Rights Watch. One of the most important human rights NGOs worldwide.  Browse of search human rights related publications by country and/or topic. See also Human Rights Watch US.

Human Traficking Search. Search engine focusing on human trafficking, including human trafficking, child labor, bonded labor and sex slavery.   The site can be searched or browsed and much of the content is full text.

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative. News  and info about economic and social rights in the US.

OneWorld Online. OneWorld is "dedicated to promoting human rights and sustainable development by harnessing the democratic potential of the Internet." 

Protection Project. Documents and disseminates information about trafficking in persons, especially women and children, with a focus on national and international laws, case law, and implications of trafficking on foreign policy.

US Human Rights Network. Latest info on US Human Rights Issues. The "Resources" Link gives updates on current US issues.

NGO Human Rights Publications

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