Int'l Law & Organization
NGOs & IGOs
July 07, 2006
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- DIANA has been established
by the Schell Center, the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, the Center for
Electronic Text in the Law, the Yale Law Library and the University of Cincinnati College
of Law Library. It is designed to promote the creation, preservation, organization, and
dissemination of primary and secondary electronic materials critical to human rights
research and advocacy.
- Eastern and Central
European Internet Directory for Human Rights - The European University Viadrina
Frankfurt (Oder). This page offers a comprehensive collection on links and sites
with reference to Human Rights issues in Europe and the NIS.
- Human Rights Library -
University of Minnesota - this award-winning resource features more than 6,000
Documents and offers search engines for human rights documents
- University of Notre Dame
- Initiative on Conflict
Resolution and Ethnicity - a joint initiative of the University of Ulster and the
United Nations University. A central resource on the internet for those in the area
of conflict resolution and ethnic conflict, it is intended to serve not only academic
researchers but also policy-makers and practitioners.
University of Michigan Law School Refugee Caselaw Site - seeks
to promote transnational analysis of refugee law by advocates,
decision-makers, and policymakers committed to the effective implementation
of international standards. Currently collects, indexes, and publishes
selected recent court decisions that interpret the legal definition of a
"refugee." It presently contains cases from the highest national
courts of Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, the
United Kingdom, and the United States.
- The Australian
Human Rights page was set up by Victor Perton MP to provide access to papers and
hotlinks relating to human rights. It focuses on Australian issues and matters but also
contains a compendium of international links.
- Derechos Human Rights is the
first Internet-based human rights organization.
The organization's purpose is to work for the promotion and
respect of human rights all over the world, for the right to privacy and against impunity
for human rights violators. The organization uses the internet as its primary
information and communication tool. Derechos works with human rights
organizations in Latin America and the world to provide accurate and timely information on
the human rights situation in their countries, as well as opportunities to help. It
also coordinates several human rights mailing lists, publishes an internet human rights
journal, and works on the preservation of memory and for justice for the disappeared.
- Law - Hieros Gamos - a comprehensive
legal site with over 12,000 original pages and more than 10,000 links.
- Migration and
Ethnic Relations, World Wide Web Virtual Library
edited and maintained by K. Pouliasi
- WomensNet is a
non-profit computer network for women, activists, and organizations using computer
networks for information sharing and increasing women's rights.
- Amnesty International
- Global Fund for Women is an
international grantmaking organization which focuses on female human rights. It supports
issues as diverse as literacy, domestic violence, economic autonomy, and the international
trafficking of women.
Court of Human Rights (Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos), of the Organization of American States (Organización de los
Estados Americanos - OAS). English language site. For Spanish language (Versión Español) site.
- International Centre for
Humanitarian Reporting (ICHR) has been created to encourage better reporting of
humanitarian, development and related issues and to provide key resources to ensure that
coverage is timely and accurate. The ICHR is a nongovernmental organization headquartered
in Geneva, Switzerland, with associate non-profit representation in the United States.
- International Committee of the Red
Cross (ICRC), based in Geneva, Switzerland
- International Federation of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies - "the world's largest humanitarian network"
- Refugees International provides
early warning in crises of mass exodus.
- ReliefNet offers a
comprehensive listing and description of NGOs and others involved in emergency relief,
disaster preparedness, development assistance, and medical assistance. Also included are
links to those organizations that have their own web sites.
- ReliefWeb is a prototype
managed by the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs. The purpose of ReliefWeb
is to assist the humanitarian community in more effectively preparing and responding to
complex emergencies and natural disasters by enhancing information sharing and access to
timely and reliable information.
UNHCR Research features
a collection of full-text databases representing the most comprehensive and reliable
refugee information resource available, drawn from the most current and authoritative
- U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
- Country Human
Rights Reports published by the U.S. Department of State. The reports cover
internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth
in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Now an archive site of
on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, United Nations General
Assembly Declaration A/RES/47/133, 92nd
- International Review of
the Red Cross - English language version
- International Treaties -
Washburn University School of Law Library
- Journal of Humanitarian
- Merger is a
newsletter from the Migration and Ethnic Relations Group for European Research. It is
published three times a year, in February, June and October by ERCOMER, the European
Research Institute on Migration and Ethnic Relations.
- U.N. Treaty Data Base
- U.S. Supreme
Court Decisions - from the FLITE ("Federal Legal Information Through
Electronics") system. The file consists of over 7,000 Supreme Court opinions dating
from 1937 through 1975, from volumes 300 through 422 of U.S. Reports.
- World Disasters Report
2000 is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresent