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General Human Rights:

Amnesty International: Amnesty International is a non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization that conducts research and endeavors to generate action to prevent and end abuses of human rights.

Human Rights First: Human Rights First is a non-profit, non-partisan international human rights organization whose stated goal is to challenge America to stand up to its ideals through advocacy and action.

Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch is a non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization that provides factual and topical information about human rights grievances around the world.

United Nations Protect Human Rights: This site offers an overview of the UN's various policies and practices dedicated to stopping human rights violations around the globe.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: This document was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris in 1948 and remains a standard by which we evaluate global human rights.

U.S. Department of State Human Rights Reports: Submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State, these reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the UN  Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Darfur:

Darfurian VoicesDarfurian Voices is the flagship project of the non-profit 24 Hours for Darfur. Using a combination of public opinion research and video testimony, it seeks to document and broadcast the views of Darfurian refugees on issues of peace, justice, and reconciliation.

Sudan Consortium: The Sudan Consortium is a coalition of over 50 Africa-based and Africa-focused non-governmental organizations dedicated to promoting a just, peaceful, and sustainable end to the ongoing humanitarian and human rights crises in Sudan.

OCHA Sudan and OCHA South Sudan: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has branches in Sudan and South Sudan whose focus are the ongoing humanitarian conflicts in Sudan.

Holocaust:

Holocaust: Crimes, Heroes, and Villains: This website offers essays and stories written about the Holocaust and biographies on major figures.

Remember.org: Through an archive of photographs, essays, stories, and art, Remember.org seeks to provide educators with resources about the history of the Holocaust.

Simon Wiesenthal Center: The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global human rights organization researching the Holocaust in a history and contemporary context.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Located in Washington, D.C., the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum serves as The U.S.'s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. Many resources, including films and photographs, are available online.

Rwanda:

Amnesty International: Rwanda: Amnesty International's overview of the human rights concerns in Rwanda, including a report of current information.

Frontline: Triumph of Evil: A documentary examination of the Rwandan genocide and the lack of action on the part of the United States and other western nations.

Human Rights Watch: Rwanda: Videos, news reports, and analysis of historical and current human rights concerns in Rwanda.

Never Again: Never Again is a social justice organization that formed in response to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. NAR aims to empower Rwandans with opportunities to become active citizens.

Open Access journals

Harvard Human Rights Journal: This Journal publishes a range of original scholarly works on human rights issues of contemporary relevance.

Northwestern Journal of Human Rights: The JHR offers a forum for scholars, practitioners and law students to debate domestic and international human rights issues.

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