Human Rights - Current Events

During the Human Rights Project we have the opportunity to look at the world around us and understand how lucky we are to live in a country where Human Rights are usually well protected.  I want to highlight a few articles and websites that might help uncover some of the human right's issues in the world today.

You might be able to use a few of these for your project.  I will add to them as I find some internet sources that could be of use to you.

General Human Rights Sites:
Cyberschool Bus - UN Page that puts the Declaration of Human Rights in Plain English
Full Text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Human Rights Watch
UN Human Rights Site
Human Rights First
United for Human Rights

US And Human Rights:
Obama Gets Mixed Reviews on Human Rights (Torture)

How American and Democratic Values are Waning in the Age of Obama

China versus Google - Information and freedom of speech
What's Really At Stake in Google v. China
Clinton: Internet 'information curtain' in China
China warns U.S. over Clinton’s criticism:  Beijing denies restricting Internet freedom, alleges ‘unjustified accusations’
Journalists in China face e-mail hijacking

Haitian Earthquake:
Gen. Honoré: Evacuate most vulnerable Haitians
U.N. chief calls on world to help crisis-hit Haiti

Justice, Law, Legal Issues:

“Where Darkness Knows No Limits”  Incarceration, Ill-Treatment and Forced Labor as Drug Rehabilitation in China
US ReDoubles Efforts to Close Guantanamo Bay Facility (Also Torture)
Human Rights Blame Game Over International Court

Middle East Peace:
Livni willing to face arrest over UK warrant

Scores Die in Nigerian Religious Violence
Angola Arrests a Third Rights Activit in Cabinda
7 Charged Over Violent Protest in Kenya

Pakistan: U.S. terror suspects in torture claim

French academic's trial ends in Iran
Vietnam Sentences Democracy Activists to Up to 16 Years in Prison

Social Issues:
Migrants leave Italian town amid violence
Stop Torture in  Health Settings

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