Human Rights and Freedom from State Tyranny: Resources


Essential Principles

Avalon Project. Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy. See, e.g.:
     Magna Carta (1215).
     Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776).
     Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (August 26, 1789).
     13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution (1865–70).
     Atlantic Charter, August 14, 1941.

European Court for Human Rights (home page).

Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Four Freedoms Speech (annual address to Congress: 1941).

Human Rights Organizations
     Amnesty International (home page).
     Anti-Slavery International (home page).
     Freedom House. Home Page and 2016 Survey of Freedom in the World.
     Human Rights Watch. Home Page and World Report 2016.
     International Federation of Human Rights (home page).
     Global Policy Forum. International Special Tribunals.

Holocaust information sites:
     Jewish Virtual Library (home page).
     JewishGen: Home Page and The Forgotten Camps.
     U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (home page).

Human Rights Web. "A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights" (1997). See links for:
     Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
     Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
     Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.
     Convention on the Prevention of Genocide.
     Convention on the Rights of the Child.
     Convention Against Torture.
     Geneva Conventions.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
     Philosophy of John Locke.
     Philosophy of Jean Jacques Rousseau.
     Philosophy of Immanuel Kant.

UN Human Righs Council (home page).

US Department of State.
     Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Bureau.
     Country Reports for Human Rights Practices: 2015.
     2015 Trafficking in Persons Report.

Recommended Films:
"Judgment at Nuremberg" (directed  by Stanley Kramer, 1961).
"Milosevic on Trial" (directed  by Michael Christoffersen, 2007).
"Z" (directed  by Costa-Gavras, 1969).


Economist magazine. Topics Index: Indonesian Politics.

The New York Times. World: Times Topics: Indonesia. See, e.g.,: 
     Embrace of Atheism Put an Indonesian in Prison,” May 13, 2014.
     “’The Act of Killing’ Reenacts Indonesian Massacres” review by A.O. Scott, July 19, 2013.

Human Rights Watch. World Report 2016: Indonesia.

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

Recommended Films:
"The Year of Living Dangerously" (directed  by Peter Weir, 1982).
"The Act of Killing" (documentary directed by Joshua Openheinmer, 2013).


Economist magazine. Topics Index: Morocco.

The New York Times. World Times Topics: Morocco. See, e.g.: 
     Morocco’s King Slow to Deliver on Pro-Democracy Vows.” June 11, 2014.
     “Moroccan Government Cracks Down on Journalists and Activists.” October 11, 2015.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Morocco page: Opinion and Research (link).
     “The New Morocco Constitution: Real Change or More of the Same?” by Marina Ottaway (2011).

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2016: Morocco/Western Sahara.

Moroccan Association of Human Rights (link).

North Korea

Economist magazine. Topics Index: North Korea. See, e.g.:
     “North Korea: Humanity At Its Very Worst,” February 22, 2014.
     “Follow My Leader,” Books and Arts, May 18, 2013.
     “Inside the Cult of Kim,” April 6, 2013.

The New York Times. Times Topics: North Korea. See, e.g.:
     “Leader Tightens Hold on Power in North Korea,” April 9, 2014.
     “Rights Panel Seeks Inquiry of North Korea,” March 28, 2014.
     “North Korean Leader Boast of Strength After Purge,” January 1, 2014.

BBC News. “U.N. to Investigate Human Rights Abuses in North Korea,” March 23, 2013.

Council on Foreign Relations (Home Page). See, e.g.: 
     Backgrounder: The Six-Party Talks on North Korea’s Nuclear Program (link).

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea: Home Page and Publications.
The Hidden Gulag. Fourth Edition: 2015.

Daily Mail. “I Saw My First Execution at Seven,” April 15, 2013

Human Rights Watch: North Korea page and World Report 2016: North Korea.

Journal of International Affairs.
     “North Korea: The World’s Principal Violator of the Right to Protect.”  February 6, 2012.

United Nations Security Council Report (link). See also: U.N. Documents for DPRK (North Korea).

United Nations Human Rights Council (link). See, e.g.:
           Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in the DPRK. March 27, 2014 (link).
           Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK (link).