Includes annual reports on worldwide human rights abuses, current news, information on AI campaigns, and links to other human rights web sites. Click on “Learn About Human Rights” to search for human rights issues by country or by topic. From Amnesty International, “a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.”
USA - Children's Human Rights Network
Newsletters, publications, current issues, and links provide information
on injustices against children all over the world.
Human Rights: The Big Picture
A definition of human rights and a history of the concept, as well as more information on human rights and disabilities, gender, and indigenous peoples. From Voices of Youth, UNICEF’s online place “for young people to learn more about issues affecting their world.”
Human Rights Reports
Provides human rights reports published by the U.S. Department of State on individual countries for the years 1999-2010. Each report consists of a one to two-page overview followed by detailed accounts of the local human rights situation and examples of such.
Human Rights in Action!
This United Nations web site introduces children to UN human rights documents and information, including an interactive version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, FAQs, and stories from children around the world.
Human Rights Watch
News articles, essays, photos, and videos from Human Rights Watch, “one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.” Click on Publications to access an annual World Report, which summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.
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