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  • Amnesty International - "a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. In particular, Amnesty International 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"

  • Carter Center - "Every day in countries all over the world, people live under difficult, life-threatening circumstances caused by war, disease, famine, and poverty. The non-profit Carter Center strives to relieve this suffering by advancing peace and health in neighborhoods and nations around the globe. The Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights, wages peace by bringing warring parties to the negotiating table, monitoring elections, safeguarding human rights, and building strong democracies through economic development"

  • Consortium Health and Human Rights - "comprised of four nongovernmental health and human rights organizations who joined together in 1997 to promote the link between health and human rights internationally by providing education, research, and advocacy for professionals working in health and human rights, students, educators, and the general public"

  • Derechos Café - an excellent web-site on Human Rights (action)

  • Gendercide Watch - "is working to raise awareness, conduct research, and produce educational resources on gendercide. In particular, we seek to dispel stereotypes that blame victims and survivors for their own suffering. Among our activities is the maintenance of this website, which represents our major means of outreach and public education. This site includes a constantly growing data-base of case-studies and other research materials on gendercide"

  • Global Exchange - "a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world"

  • Health and Human Rights - Global Coverage of Health and Human Rights Issues - this is the leading web-site on the WWW provided by The Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights of the Harvard School of Public Health - check this out first before surfing further

  • The Human Rights Internet - "founded in 1976, Human Rights Internet (HRI) is a world leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. Launched in the U.S., HRI has its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. From Ottawa, 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. A key objective of the organization is to support the work of the global non-governmental community in its struggle to obtain human rights for all. To this end, HRI promotes human rights education, stimulates research, encourages the sharing of information, and builds international solidarity among those committed to the principles enshrined in the International Bill of Human Rights"

  • Human Rights Library - located at the University of Minnesota, this comprehensive web-site offers access to documents, reports, legislation, and reports from national and international organizations

  • Human Rights Watch - "dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. 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. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all"

  • IPPNW - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War - "a non-partisan global federation of medical organizations dedicated to research, education, and advocacy relevant to the prevention of nuclear war. To this end, IPPNW seeks to prevent all wars, to promote non-violent conflict resolution, and to minimize the effects of war and preparations for war on health, development, and the environment"

  • National Center for Human Rights Education (USA) - "founded in 1996, is the first human rights education organization in the United States that focuses primarily on domestic human rights violations. CHRE works to build a domestic human rights movement by training community leaders and student activists to apply human rights standards to issues of injustice in the United States. As an information clearinghouse and technical assistance provider, CHRE seeks to increase human rights understanding, improve cooperation among progressive social change movements, and use human rights education as a catalyst for social transformation"

  • Peoples' Decade of Human Rights Education - "Founded in 1988, the People's Decade of Human Rights Education (PDHRE-International) is a non-profit, international service organization that works directly and indirectly with its network of affiliates primarily women's and social justice organizations to develop and advance pedagogies for human rights education relevant to people's daily lives in the context of their struggles for social and economic justice and democracy"
  • Physicians for Human Rights - "an organization of health professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens that uses the knowledge and skills of the medical and forensic sciences to investigate and prevent violations of international human rights and humanitarian law"

  • Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Application of Science and Technology - "science has reached a level where its applications can cause irreparable damage at a global scale. We, who founded PSRAST, are seriously concerned about conditions that have been hampering impartial comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation of the safety of new applications of science and technology. We invite every scientist and physician all over the world, who shares our concerns, to become a member of our network. With a large number of qualified members we will be able to contribute to responsible application of science and technology"

  • Union of Concerned Scientists - "I can promise to be sincere, but not to be impartial." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832)

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

  • United Nations: Human Rights Server

  • Universal Rights Network - "a meeting place for the peoples of the world to share their stories of the importance of universal human rights and fundamental freedom to us all"

  • Witness - "a pioneer in the use of video and technology to fight for human rights. WITNESS gives human rights activists video cameras and help them to expose the crimes, right the wrongs, and end impunity for human rights violators. WITNESS partners with human rights organizations throughout the world, and trains grassroots activists in video and investigative techniques. WITNESS equips them with the latest technology, provides assistance in field video productions, and ensures that the evidence generated gets an international audience"

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