Mrs. DeVay - Human Rights Violations
The following web sites are very helpful for use with this project:
United Nations - Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Human Rights Watch World Report
The annual report of human rights around the globe - browse by country. Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. They are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. They direct their advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure their independence, they refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with their policies, mission, and values. They partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.
Genocide Prevention Case Studies - Multiple Topics:
Presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the cases here represent areas of focus for the Simon-Skjodt Center and are not an exhaustive list of mass atrocities in the past and present. You will find information here on historical cases of genocide and other atrocities, places where mass atrocities are currently underway or populations are under threat, and areas where early warning signs call for concern and preventive action.
Alerting humanitarians to emergencies http://www.alertnet.org/
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all http://www.amnesty.org/
Women's Rights in Afghanistan: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/womens-rights-afghanistan-history
Derechos Human Rights is an international organization working for the respect and promotion of human rights all over the world. Our work includes the socialization of human rights information, the investigation of human rights abuses, the development of international human rights law, the preservation of memory, the fight against impunity and the support of local human rights groups.
This site is maintained by the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library at Columbia Law School. http://www.hrcr.org/
Teaching others about human rights. http://www.hrea.org/index.php
Peace Pledge Union
Background information, case studies, survivors stories for Armenia, Ukraine, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Guatemala, Namibia http://www.ppu.org.uk/genocide/g_genocide_intro.html
Dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. http://www.hrw.org/
Their work is motivated and defined by the stories and courage of 50+ human rights defenders from around the world. Representing a diverse array of cultures and ideas, these defenders and their activism encourage students to further engage with international human rights law, standards and advocacy to realize how one person can truly make a difference. Our list of defenders is always growing, as we work to discover new stories that can inspire a generation to take action.
A web-site about human rights http://www.hrweb.org/
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx
Peace Women Project: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: http://www.peacewomen.org/
Women's Stats: The fate of a nation is tied to the status of its women, statistics and a thorough databasehttp: //www.womanstats.org/
PHR was founded in 1986 on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to investigate the health consequences of human rights violations and work to stop them http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/
UN's site on human rights http://www.un.org/en/rights/index.shtml
ILAB is working together with other U.S. Government agencies to create a more stable, secure, and prosperous international economic system in which all workers can achieve greater economic security, share in the benefits of increased international trade, and have safer and healthier workplaces where the basic rights of workers and children are respected and protected.The University of Minnesota Human Rights Center trains and assists the work of human rights professionals and volunteers http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/
Current Events & Some History on human rights violations http://www.rnw.nl/english
This can be quite handy in helping researchers seek out older information, especially local news stuff or student projects regarding major world events and news coverage at the time.
Google has started archiving both digital and printed newspaper data, and the result is super impressive.
Note: Some articles may cost MONEY! Avoid these! Instead search in NOVEL Gale Periodicals or NOVEL ProQuest for the TITLE of the article. It might be in there.Historical information & videos on many topics. http://www.history.com/
Seeking to confront acts of gender-selective mass killing around the world. http:gendercide.org
China's Population PolicyNational Institute of Health report - good for background information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1116810/All Girls Allowed: http://www.allgirlsallowed.org/
Columbia University - China's Population Policy - Issues and Trends in China's Demographic History http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/china_1950_population.htm
"One-child Policy is One Big Problem for China" http://www.newsweek.com/2014/01/24/one-child-policy-one-big-problem-china-245118.html
PBS - NOVA Population Campaigns
China's one child campaign. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance/campaigns.html
CNN World: Study-China Faces 24 million bride shortage by 2010. Population control policy has created a disporportion of marrying age men and women.
Congressional Executive Commission on China, 2005 Report - Monitory Compliance with Human Rights: http://www.cecc.gov/pages/annualRpt/annualRpt05/2005_3i_population.php
NPR: The One-child policy and traditional preference for boys means that 117 boys are born for every 100 baby girls. By one estimate this means there could be 24 million Chinese men unable to find wives by the end of the decade. http://www.npr.org/2013/04/23/176326713/for-chinese-women-marriage-depends-on-right-bride-price
How China's One-Child Policy has Lead to Forced Abortions and 30 Million Bachelors www.NPR.org
'They Ordered Me to Get an Abortion': A Chinese Woman's Ordeal in Xinjiang www.NPR.org
Despite the End of China's One-Child Policy, Births are Still Lagging www.NPR.org
Sterilization, abortion, fines: How China brutally enforced its 1-child policy www.NYPost.com
One-Child Policy overview provided by Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools
The Rape of Nanking
An Online Documentary of the Nanking Atrocities including personal confessions. http://www.nankingatrocities.net/Tribunals/nanjing_02.htm
'Comfort Woman' Memorial Statues, a Thorn in Japan's Side, Now sit on Korean Buses NPR.org
Genocide in Rwanda
Testimony and web links to the Armenian Genocide http://www.teachgenocide.org/websites/index.htm
International Criminal Tribunal
Yugoslavian Genocide - voices of the victims, primary source testimony from the International Criminal Tribunal http://www.icty.org/sid/105
Proceedings against Slobodan Miloševic terminated. Accused died in detention on 11 March 2006. Actual case information sheet from the International Criminal Tribunalhttp://www.icty.org/cases/party/738/4
International criminal tribunal for Rwanda http://www.unictr.org/
Cambodia: The Killing Fields
The courts of Cambodia
New York Times article: Out From Behind a Camera at a Khmer Torture House - the photographer who took photographys of the prisoners before they were sent to the killing fields.
Special Court for Sierra Leone http://www.scsldocs.org/
Infanticide is the unlawful killing of very young children. It is found in both indigenous and sophisticated cultures around the world.
All Girls Allowed: http://www.allgirlsallowed.org/
The Taliban in Afghanistan, history, rise of and the road ahead:
National Geographic article on the Caste system in India and the Untouchables http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0306/feature1/
Cultural Survival promotes the rights of Indigenous communities around the globe and holds consultative status with the United Nations.
Dalit Solidarity, Inc. has publicised the plight of the Dalits through media in the last 12 years.
Armenian National Institute
The Armenian National Institute is a site dedicated to the study, research and affirmation of the Armenian Genocide. ANI is funded on the following principles: Keeping memory alive is imperative, crimes against humanity must not be forgotten, past genocides must be confronted and acknowledged to prevent future genocides. The institute's objectives are to: promote understanding of the Armenian Genocide through research, analysis, publication, and public forums, to collect and organize documentation attesting to and preserving the memory of the Armenian Genocide and to increase public awareness of the crime, and denial, of genocide and their lasting effect in our times.
Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989
George Washington University's The National Security Archive- 25 years of opening government secrets at home and abroad. Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive combines a unique range of functions: investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents ("the world's largest nongovernmental collection" according to the Los Angeles Times), leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets.
The Herero's of South Africa
The Legal Claim for German Reparations to the Herero Nation from the University of Dayton Law SchoolPBS Documentary: Understanding Genocides Our Age of Suffering
The Taliban's War on Women: A Health and Human Rights Crisis in Afghanistan
Created by the Physicians for Human Rights out of Boston, MA -
WXXI: Frontline report on Burma http://www.pbs.org/
USF (University of South Florida) Libraries - Armenia, Burundi, Cambodia, East Timor, Kurds in Iraq, Rwanda, The Former Yugoslavia, Nanking Massacre
The USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center’s mission is to cross international boundaries to engage information specialists, scholars, educators, students, analysts, and activists in a centralized, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and synergistic approach to genocide education, mental health and public policy, and prevention. Since it's inception, the Center has collaborated in the creation and collection of narratives by genocide survivors, scholars, witnesses, and other experts. This exhibit brings together several of these projects to thematically explore the causes and effects of genocide through the voices of people with first-hand experience.
Argentina - Dirty War
Argentinas History & the Dirty War - (includes Primary Sources) madresdemayo
Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (1977 - 1983) http://www.lokashakti.org/encyclopedia/groups/726-madres-de-la-plaza-de-mayo
Kosovo: Prelude to Genderside 1998-1999 edited by Adam Jones http://adamjones.freeservers.com/gendercide_in_kosovo.htm
In Kosovo, War Rape Survivors Can Now Receive Reparations, but Shame Endurs for Many www.NPR.org
Global Conflict Tracker
Good information about the Civil War in Syria and the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar