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Human Rights Day 2015

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.* Since this date in 1950, the UN and other human rights organizations have observed Human Rights Day. The UN is devoting this year’s Human … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day

“I call on States to honour their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human … Continue reading

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A Life Against Cruelty

Noted human rights campaigner Helen Bamber died yesterday at age 89. She began her life’s work at age 20 working with Holocaust survivors in Germany. She helped to establish the first medical group in the British section of Amnesty International, founded the Medical Foundation … Continue reading

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United Nations – Statistics on the Conflict in Syria

This report presents findings integrated from six databases built by Syrian human rights monitors and one database collected by the Syrian government. The databases collect information about conflict-related violent deaths that have been reported in the Syrian Arab Republic between … Continue reading

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Amnesty International – Annual Report 2012

The Amnesty International Report 2012 documents the state of human rights during 2011. In five regional overviews and a country-by-country survey of 155 individual countries and territories, the report shows how the demand for human rights continued to resound in … Continue reading

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U.S. Deptartment of State: 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

On May 24, 2012, the Secretary of State submitted the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Human Rights Reports) to the United States Congress. The Human Rights Reports provide the facts underlying U.S. efforts to promote respect for human … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Documentation Project

A partnership between the War Crimes Research Office, the Pence Law Library of the American University Washington College of Law and the U.S. Institute of Peace has launched the Afghanistan Document Project site. The project’s database makes accessible documents regarding … Continue reading

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