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Human Rights and Freedom from State Tyranny: Resources

Essential Principles

Amnesty International.

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy. New Haven, CT: Yale Law School, 2008.

Declaration of the Rights of Man, 1789.

U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776.

Constitution of the United States and Bill of Rights.

13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 1865–70.

Magna Carta, 1215.

Holocaust information sites:

Jewish Virtual Library.

JewishGen/The Forgotten Camps.

Human Rights Watch.

Human Rights Web. "A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights," 1997.

Contains descriptions of and links to relevant documents:

Charter of the United Nations.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

Convention Against Torture.

Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Geneva Conventions.

World Press Freedom Committee.


Federal Research Division. Country Profile: Indonesia. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, December 2004.

Frederick, William H. and Robert L. Worden, eds. Indonesia: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1992.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. "National Plans of Action for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights—Indonesia," 1998–2003.


Hazan, Pierre. "Morocco: Betting on a Truth and Reconciliation Commission." United States Institute of Peace Special Report 165 (July 2006).

Ottaway, Marina, and Meredith Riley. "Morocco: From Top-Down Reform to Democratic Transition?" Carnegie Paper 71 (October 2006).

Theofilopoulou, Anna. "The United Nations and Western Sahara: A Never-Ending Affair." United States Institute of Peace Special Report 166 (July 2006).

North Korea

BBC News. "Country Profile: North Korea."

Human Rights Watch. "North Korea: Events of 2006."

———. "The Hidden Gulag: Exposing North Korea's Prison Camps," 2003.

Savada, Andrea Matles, ed. North Korea: A Country Profile. Washington, DC: Library of

Congress, Federal Research Division, 1993.