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International Relations and Human Rights

Prof. Michael Joseph Smith
Director, Political and Social Thought Program /
Woodrow Wilson Department of
Government and Foreign Affairs
232 Cabell Hall
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
mjsmith@virginia.edu


Human Rights Organizations

Directories
Directory of Human Rights Organizations - short list from Youth Source Book
List of Human Rights Organization - incomplete, US oriented and broad definition of HRs

International Human Rights Organizations
General
Derechos Human Rights
Peace Brigades International General and country specific info on Colombia, Chiapas, Sri Lanka, North America, Guatemala, and other countries.
Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
Witness - LCHR Project to deliver communication equipment to Human Rights organizations. (Top of the Art but High bandwidth - Slow)
International Federation of Human Rights FIDH
Freedom House
Freedom of Speech and the Press
Committee to Protect Journalists - Great database.
PEN
Canadian Committee to Protect Journalists
Reporters sans frontières
Legal Groups
Attorneys Without Borders
Lawyers Committee for Human Rights - New Improved site.
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
Health Groups
Physicians for Human Rights
Peace and Justice
Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice
Slavery
American Anti-Slavery Group
Torture
Survivors International
Torture Survivors Network
Redress - UK based group Seeking Reparation for Torture Survivors
Christians Against Torture - a campaign of churches in Wales
Others
Art in Defence of Human Rights - Danish group
Science and Human Rights Program - of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Research Institutes
The Carter Center
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law - Washington College of Law, The American University
Human Rights Council of Australia Home Page
Human Rights and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa
Institute for Human Rights - at Abo Akademi University
The International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development Including some useful publications and an Impunity Newsletter.
Parliamentary Human Rights Foundation
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting
International Centre for Humanitarian Reporting

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Special thanks to Cheyenne Sheafe for his assistance in the creation of this Human Rights website. Thanks as well to Prof. William F. Felice of Eckerd College. To submit URL links for consideration on this site, write to MJSmith@Virginia.EDU.

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Recent essay by M.J. Smith on Human Rights and International Legtimacy