“A worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.” Provides news feeds, human rights information by country, and more.
Human Rights Watch
An international, nongovernmental organization focused on human rights research and advocacy that annually “publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries.” To find information for a specific country, go to the Countries
drop-down menu and use the Search by Country Name
option or browse by continent.
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
To find information on a specific country, go to the Regions
drop-down menu and choose a continent. Then, you may search by country, issue, and/or content type.
UN Women Watch
Provides "information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system.” Maintained by the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE).
"UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security."
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner
Explore the News and events
and Publications and resources
links. Additionally, use the drop down menu to search for Human Rights by Country.
UN Documentation: Human Rights (Research Guide)
A research guide produced by the UN's Dag Hammarskjöld Library.
Minority Rights Group International
An international NGO whose mission is to "ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard." Search the directory on the home page to find out more about specific indigenous communities. Browse the News
sections for press releases, analyses, and other materials.
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
"The IACHR is a principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States ('OAS') whose mission is to promote and protect human rights in the American hemisphere."
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Established by the African Charter, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights is charged with the protection, promotion, and interpretation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. Use the States
menu option to view statistics and state reports.
Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research
"[T]he official repository for the archives of major human rights organizations such as Amnesty International USA, the Committee of Concerned Scientists, Human Rights First, and Human Rights Watch."
Columbia University Libraries.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Includes refereed articles on such topics as human rights, the rights of children, equality, and justice. Published by the Metaphysics Research Lab, Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), Stanford University.