Human Rights
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19 Sources.

Book Aid International
Book Aid International works in partnership with organisations in developing countries to support their work in literacy, education, training and publishing by providing books and other reading materials - which help give people the chance to realise their potential and contribute to the development of their societies.

Bread for the World
Bread for the World is a nationwide Christian citizens movement seeking justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers.

British Helsinki Human Rights Group
The British Helsinki Human Rights Group is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to monitoring the progress of democracy and human rights in the OSCE member states.

Canadian Human Rights Law Centre
This Canadian Human Rights Law Centre is made up a few of our home-brewed sites, but mostly as a well-organized, easy-to-navigate set of links, all tested as worth your time (note that we don't like frames so we don't use 'em. These links jump you right off our site).

Carter Center
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental committment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

Catholic Agency For Overseas Development
CAFOD is a partnership organisation, working in over 1000 communities worldwide to tackle the causes of poverty regardless of race, religion or politics. We work hand in hand with local people, helping them to help themselves, and enabling them to work and plan for a better future.

Centre de recherche et d'enseignement sur les droits de la personne.Université d'Ottawa · Human Rights Research and Eduction Centre. University of Ottawa
(Be sure and check out 'Canadian Internet Links' & 'International Internet Links' too. Both are extensive to be sure.)

Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law - Washington College of Law (American University)
The Washington College of Law has had a long commitment to human rights and to the rule of law internationally. Established in 1990, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law serves to coordinate many of WCL's human rights efforts. The Center is able to integrate the talents of the law school's faculty, students, and research support to create innovative programs that strengthen the respect for and advance the application of the interrelated fields of human rights and humanitarian law. The Center is dedicated to creating opportunities through advanced legal training and research projects, conference and seminar sponsorship, and through its publications.

Center for Individual Rights
The Center for Individual Rights is a non-profit, tax-exempt public interest law firm. CIR's purpose is the defense of individual rights, with particular emphasis on civil rights, freedom of speech, the free exercise of religion, and sexual harassment law. CIR provides free legal representation to deserving clients who cannot otherwise obtain or afford legal counsel and whose individual rights are threatened.

ChildHope (UK)
ChildHope was originally established in 1986 as an international foundation to act as a voice on behalf of street children. It was brought into being by a number of leading world wide organisations including Unicef, the World Council of Churches and Save the Children (Sweden) and since becoming an independent NGO in 1990, it still retains links to some of the other independent ChildHopes such as ChildHope Asia Philippines and ChildHope Brasil.

Club of Rome
The Club of Rome is a global think tank and centre of innovation and initiative. As a non-profit, non governemental organisation (NGO), it brings together scientists, economists, businessmen, international high civil servants, heads of state and former heads of state from all five continents who are convinced that the future of humankind is not determined once and for all and that each human being can contribute to the improvement of our societies.

Commission for Racial Equality Homepage (UK)
The Commission for Racial Equality is a publicly funded, non-governmental body set up under the Race Relations Act 1976 to tackle racial discrimination and promote racial equality.

CPT Home (European Committee for the Prevention of Torture)
In recent years the Council of Europe's efforts to guarantee human rights have laid increasing emphasis on preventing violations. Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides that "No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". The idea behind the drafting of the 1987 European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was to prevent such ill-treatment of people deprived of their liberty.

Defence for Children International (DCI)
Defence for Children international (DCI) is an independent non-governmental organisation set up during the International Year of the Child (1979) to ensure on-going, practical, systematic and concerted international action specially directed towards promoting and protecting the rights of the child.

Derechos Human Rights
Derechos Human Rights is an international organization working for the respect and promotion of human rights all over the world. Our work consists on educating the public about human rights and human rights violations; on investigating human rights abuses, including their causes, development and consequences; on contributing to the development of international and national human rights law and the rule of law; on preserving the memory of the victims of human rights violations and fighting against the impunity of human rights violators; and on carrying out hands-on projects of assistance to human rights NGOs, activists and victims of human rights or humanitarian law violations. We use the internet as our primary communication and information tool.

Direct Relief International
Direct Relief , founded in 1948, is a non-profit, non-sectarian medical relief organization based in Santa Barbara, California. For over 50 years, Direct Relief has provided medical support with new and used medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and supplies to over 3,000 charitable health facilities worldwide. We receive product contributions from manufacturers, distributors, hospitals, and health clinics which we redistribute to eligible recipient facilities. Each year, more companies join Direct Relief to meet the needs of the underserved around the world. In 1999 alone, Direct Relief responded to an estimated 10 million people in 54 countries providing 52 million dollars worth of vitally needed medical items.

Hudson Institute - Center for Global Food Issues
The Center for Global Food Issues conducts research and analysis of agriculture and the environmental concerns surrounding food and fiber production. The Center uses its worldwide overview of food and farming to assess policies, improve farmers' understanding of the new globalized farm economy, and heighten awareness of the environmental impacts of various farming systems and food policies. The key to the Center's success has been its global perspective, the only relevant viewpoint for the 21st century. The Center for Global Food Issues is a project of the Hudson Institute and is based in Churchville, Virginia.

Prospects for Aboriginal Justice in Canada
Ted S. Palys, Ph.D. / School of Criminology / Simon Fraser University.

Freedom House
Freedom House is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Founded nearly sixty years ago by Eleanor Roosevelt, Wendell Willkie, and other Americans concerned with the mounting threats to peace and democracy, Freedom House has been a vigorous proponent of democratic values and a steadfast opponent of dictatorships of the far left and the far right.




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