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322 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. Campaigns to free all
prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish
the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings
and "disappearances"; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups.
The site provides information on current events
issues, such as human rights, torture, and other international problems".
This web site allows you to
look through its library of Amnesty documents and provides links for people
who wish to make a donation to or join Amnesty. You can also purchase
Amnesty merchandise through its "Bazaar" link. One important document that
you should browse through is the page, "Recommendations for the protection
and promotion of human rights. -SNS
An aesthetically pleasing website with
plenty of articles on several different countries throughout the world. Also
there are many ways to get involved locally for many causes. -FRH
Beautiful website with numerous articles on multiple countries
amidst the world. Also there are various ways to become incorporated
with causes. -JAW
I agree, I think every one
needs to have the right to express themselves in a positive way. -JV
Asian Human Rights
Asian Legal Resource Center
Asian Human Rights Commission 19/F, Go-Up Commercial Building,
998 Canton Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Phone: 852 2698-6339
Fax: 852 2698-6367
"An independent non-governmental body seeks to
promote greater awareness and realization of human rights in the Asian
region, and mobilize Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief
and redress for the victims of human rights violations.
A simple menu allows for easy
access to all of the site's features, such as it' Asian links, current programs, and an
urgent appeals site".
Keep up with the Asian Human Rights News and issues.
You may also make donations to, and/or volunteer with, this organization. -SNS
There is a list of campaigns spanning important
issues that allows anyone to offer much needed help. -FRH
A simple website which permits the realization of human rights in the Asian
I agree. -JV
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Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
194 Jarvis St.
Canada M5B 2B7
Phone: 416 363-1066
Fax: 416 363-2122
"Helps survivors of torture and their
families in Canada and abroad, and to increase public awareness, in Canada
and abroad, of torture and its effects upon survivors and their families.
Provides the link between the survivor of
torture and a network of professional services which includes doctors, lawyers, social
service workers and volunteers as well as crisis intervention, counseling, the Children's
Program and Art Therapy. Acts as an advocate on the survivor's behalf when requested to do
so by the survivor, especially with regard to immigration and other government
This site contains many volunteer
opportunities in many of its international projects to help victims of
war, teach English, and other projects.
Read about the programs and services they offer to
the torture victims. Also, find out how to make donations to this organization. -SNS
There are sections on how torture affects different
people, i.e.. women, children and seniors. -FRH.
It is very interesting and displays different breeds of torture-JAW
"I like helping
people so I agree.... -JV
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
"A nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy
institute founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982.
The Center is dedicated to fighting disease, hunger, poverty, conflict, and oppression
through collaborative initiatives in the areas of democratization and development, global
health, and urban revitalization."
by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. The
Center, in partnership with Emory University, wages peace by bringing warring parties to
the negotiating table, monitoring elections, safeguarding human rights, and building
strong democracies through economic development."
This site provides information concerning
the health and peace programs of the Carter Center. It has an extensive list of news and
publications. There is also a nice video introduction to the site.
A very important and well-designed site. Its peace
programs are dedicated to promoting democracy, protecting human rights and economic
development in "emerging democracies. -SNS
An incredibly detailed website with many helpful facts
pertaining to the state of different countries. -FRH
A very well detailed website with numerous facts dealing with the
temperament of various countries. -JAW
I agree with what's written above. -JV
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Center for the Study of Human Rights
J. Paul Martin, Executive Director
Columbia University, Mail Code: 3365
420 West 118th St., Room 1108 IAB
New York, NY 10027
"Established in 1978, one of the
oldest University-based human rights institutions. Committed to the education and training
of emerging human rights leaders, the Center has pioneered the promotion of human rights
research, education, and training at Columbia University and distinguished itself through
its interdisciplinary approach to human rights."
Browse through the different programs Columbia
offers to its students on human rights, such as classes and applications to join the HR
Advocates Program. Also, check out its HR events calendar, which is updated weekly.
There is a link to the center's extensive annual
newsletter with an archive to past issues. -FRH
people to educate member of the U.S.
government is really
generous, change is effective immediately, that's why now they
are the Institute for Study of Human Rights. -JV
Colombia Support Network,
Peace and Justice For Colombia
P.O. Box 1505
Madison, WI 53701
organization that works through sister communities to help Colombians create a peaceful
participatory democracy and an economically just Colombian society. We condemn violations
of human rights by all actors involved in the conflict. Support and provide political
space for organizations and individuals that work for a non-violent, just political
solution to the conflict in Colombia."
"Believes in non-violent
resolution of conflict and opposes violence from all parties (paramilitaries, Colombian
Armed Forces and Police, guerrillas, and urban militias) in the conflict in
"This site is a great source of information
relating to Colombia and all its current issues that provides people with the chance to
help out in these problems.
Read about the programs it implemented and the
goals of each to protect and further develop human rights. Check out the events
holds each month to see which ones you might be interested in if you are in that
area. You may also join CSN by simply filling out a form online. -SNS
Includes background information on Colombia to help
uninformed people become more aware of Colombia's needs. -FRH
Amazing website which entails information regarding aid to uninformed
individuals, providing them with the awareness of Colombia's needs. -JAW
I agree. -JV
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Columbia Human Rights Law Review (HRLR)
435 West 116th St.
New York, NY 10027
"Seeks to publish and distribute
legal analysis and discussion of civil liberties and human rights under both international
and domestic law. The HRLR believes that thoughtful discussion of human rights issues and
broad dissemination of information about legal remedies for human rights violations
promote human rights around the world."
Browse through the scholarly articles in the Human
Rights Law Review Journal and the Jailhouse Lawyers Manual. Read past articles, or
you can even subscribe. -SNS
Subscribing to the Manual is affordable; there is even
a special price for inmates. -FRH
agree. - JV
53-34 208th Street
Bayside, NY 11364
"We seek to achieve:
-Academic freedom for all scientists, physicians, engineers and scholars...
-Recognition, implementation and preservation of human rights, individual and
collective, without distinctions based on race, language, religion, sex or national
"An independent organization of scientists,
scholars, physicians and engineers devoted to the protection and advancement of the human
rights, as well as the scientific and intellectual freedom of colleagues around the
Contains a large library of links that helps
relay information of interest to many human rights workers.
Check up on its annual report to find out what it
did in the past year to further the cause of human rights. Also, learn how to become
a member of CCS. -SNS
One can tell that this committee is well backed by
knowledgeable scientists due to the list of professors that have worked for
this cause. -FRH
I agree. -JV
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330 Seventh Ave., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001
"A non-partisan, non-profit organization
founded in 1981 to monitor abuses against the press and promote press
freedom around the world.
A group of U.S. journalists created CPJ in
response to the often brutal treatment of their foreign colleagues by authoritarian
governments and other enemies of independent journalism."
The site gives out information
concerning journalists and all the events that involve them, such as their dangerous
assignments and the actions taken towards them.
Read its updated news articles regarding the
intricacies of being a journalist almost anywhere in the world. Check out the list
of its Top Ten Worst Places to be a Journalist. Also, click on its link to make
a donation to help save the lives of journalists and the future of journalism itself. -SNS
An eye opening site that shows people
how being a journalist in any country can often be quite dangerous. -FRH
Its Great!. -JV
Dr. Ian McIntosh, Director
215 Prospect St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
"A non-profit organization founded in 1972 to
defend the human rights and cultural autonomy of indigenous peoples and
oppressed ethnic minorities. Through research and publications we focus
attention on violations of those rights and advocate alternative policies
that avoid genocide, ethnic conflict and the destruction of other peoples'
ways of life.
The impulse for the founding of Cultural
Survival came from the processes of 'development' being undertaken in the Amazonian
regions of South America during the 1960s."
The Cultural Survival site provides grants
opportunities for the public to be involved in internships that help inform its
participants about human rights.
Read the important news headlines regarding the
indigenous peoples fighting for survival all over the world. Also, read about
special projects intact to find out what is being done to help save these people as well.
There are three publications that address
the concerns of indigenous peoples. One is a free weekly e-publication
people can subscribe to and receive via email. -FRH
Cultural Survival is a
organization that care about other people and want to give a hand to help
those poor people. -JV
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120 Wall Street, Floor 26
New York, New York 10005
"A non-profit, non-partisan
organization dedicated to promoting democracy around the world. Established
in 1941 by Eleanor Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie, Freedom House conducts
programs to: Promote an engaged US foreign policy; Monitor human rights &
elections; Sponsor public education campaigns; Offer training & technical
assistance to promote democracy and free market reforms; Support the rule of
law, free media, and effective local governance.
Led by a Board of Trustees composed of leading
Democrats, Republicans and independents; business and labor leaders; former
senior government officials; scholars; writers; and journalists. All
are united in the view that American leadership in international affairs is
essential to the cause of human rights and freedom.
The Freedom House website provides access to
its annual "Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties" ratings of
countries' civil rights standing, and a list of its current programs".
Browse through its publications
about the importance of freedom. Check out its listing of programs in effect,
including regional programs. Also, find out how to contribute to and/or volunteer with
the organization. -SNS
"t has an interesting list that states which
countries have the most or least freedom on a 1 to 7 scale. Also, there is a
link for center of religious freedom that has an extensive archive of news
in regard to religion around the globe. -FRH
The Freedom House
is a website that support Human rights and the expasion of the freedom
around the world. -JV
Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036-3278
Americas largest gay and lesbian organization, the HRC provides a national voice on
gay and lesbian issues. The HRC effectively lobbies Congress; mobilizes grassroots action
in diverse communities; invests strategically to elect a fair-minded Congress; and
increases public understanding through innovative education and communication
This website allows you to read about the issues
concerning the gay community, and also shows you how you can become involved by
volunteering. This organization also has an Online Action Center which allows you to
directly communicate with federal and state elected officials. It is open to everyone and
is free. -SNS
This site includes a unique feature that informs
people of the specific laws in their state". -FRH
Campaign give the opportunity to let people to fight for what they really
want in life, I like the idea of how people fighting for what they wants. -JV
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Human Rights Center
Professor David Weissbrodt, Co-Director
University of Minnesota
Mondale Hall, N-120
229-19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Web site: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/center/default.html
"The principal focus of the Human
Rights Center is to help train effective human rights professionals and volunteers. The HRC assists human rights advocates, monitors, students, and educators through five primary
Read about the five programs it has that
advocate human rights issues. Also, browse through more than 10,400 documents and
materials that focus on human rights at the Human Rights Library at the University of
A very detailed site, but one must utilize the many
links to access aforementioned information. -FRH
I agree. -JV
Human Rights Internet
8 York Street Suite 302 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5S6
"Founded in 1976, a world leader in the
exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community". HRI communicates by
phone, fax, mail and the information highway with more than 5,000 organizations and
individuals around the world working for the advancement of human rights.
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."
The Human Rights Internet serves as a
starting point for people interested in getting involved in human rights. It
provides links to other organizations as well as internship opportunities.
Also, read about the programs it developed to
protect human rights, and check out its upcoming events. -SNS
This site includes a long list of partner sites with
companies from around the world. -FRH
I agree. -JV
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Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Ave., 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
"We stand with victims and activists to
prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane
conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human
rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who
hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law."
Contains in-depth information about human
rights violations around the world and what is being done to stop it. The site is
available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, and Chinese. It also
lists ways to get involved as well as ways to donate.
Click on the Global Issues links to find out the
problems people have with attaining any human rights around the world. Check out
news articles about human rights all over the world as well. You can also find out
how to contribute to this organization online. -SNS
The site is available in twenty different
This site includes information about human rights all over the world.
help defending and protecting human rights. -JV
International Law and Human Rights
2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington DC 20008
"This site was set up under the auspices of the Doddel
Server. Universities Maastricht is an experimental server at the Dept. of
Computer Science of the Universities Maastricht.
site contains links to other sites containing documents of international law
concerning human rights and other issues of world concern".
You can read the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights and several other documents/articles on this issue. However, this may not be the
best site to find out what you can do to help with human rights. -SNS
I agree. -FRH
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US State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
US Department of State
Washington, DC 20520
"Responsibilities include promoting democracy
worldwide, formulating U.S. human rights policies and coordinating policy in
human rights-related labor issues.
This site provides articles and information
on a wide range of human rights issues as well as links to other sites".
The site is also offered in Spanish. One can be
positive that the information provided by this site will be accurate because
it is run by the U.S. government. -FRH
This sight gives the background
information and the tools necessary to genuinely understand human rights.
US state Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and
Labor Affairs is a organization that accepted almost all they right that
every person should have. -JV
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