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Finding Country Information

The following sites provide reliable information about countries worldwide.


Selected Reference Books in the University Library

Human Rights: The Essential Reference - Carol R. Hansen; Ralph Wilde; Carol Devine; Hilary Poole (Editor)
Call Number: UL Reference K 3240.4 .H847 1999
ISBN: 9781573562058
Publication Date: 1999

Encyclopedia of Human Rights - Edward Lawson (Editor); David P. Forsythe (Editor)
Call Number: UL Reference JC 571 .E67 1996
ISBN: 9781560323624
Publication Date: 1996

The United Nations and Human Rights, 1945-1995 - United Nations Staff; Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Introduction by)
Call Number: UL Reference K 3240.4 .U55 1995
ISBN: 9789211005608
Publication Date: 1995

A Global Agenda
Call Number: UL Reference JX 1977 .A1 U5244a
Publication Date: 2005/2006

Human Rights Watch World Report
Call Number: UL Reference JC 571 .H785
Publication Date: 2007

Selected Human Rights Organizations

  • Amnesty International
    "Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries. We work with and for each other to defend human rights." - from website
    " is the official United States Government (USG) website for human rights related information. The site’s search function links users directly with news, reports and explanatory information from the State Department, USG agencies and other resources, allowing for easy access to publicly available documents. We provide a one-stop site for researching the USG’s involvement in human rights." - from website
  • Human Rights Watch
    "Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights." - from website
  • United Nations: Human Rights

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