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Nongovernmental Sources

  • Amnesty International
    Amnesty International is a group who campaigns to end grave abuses of human rights. Thier vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. They are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations.
  • Center for World Indigenous Studies
    Now provides access to materials from the Fourth World Documentation Project, a collection of full-text materials.
  • Death Penalty Information Center
    Includes full text publications about the death penalty, press releases, and statistics about the imposition of the death penalty. This site focuses on the United States.
  • Freedom House
    Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights. The foundation of Freedom House's work is its analysis. We evaluate the components of freedom and leverage our analytical work to strengthen our advocacy and action efforts. Freedom House's rigorous research methodology has earned the organization a reputation as the leading source of information on the state of freedom worldwide.
  • HuriDocs
    A human rights search engine searching over 500 human rights sites (NGOs, Human Rights Institutions, Academic Institutions, and International Organizations). Advanced search allows you to search by country or source.
  • Human Rights Watch
    Provides news and full text publications from this organization.
  • Interights
    Provides a database with recent decisions which apply international human rights laws.
  • Protection Project
    Gathers "information regarding the national and international legislation protecting women and children from commercial sexual exploitation." The site features demographic data and maps, summaries of national statutes, texts of relevant international conventions, survivors' stories, video clips, human rights reports, and other relevant information. Although free, the site requires one-time registration for use.
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
    An extensive collection of treaties by topic and other materials.
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Resources in the Catalog



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