Human Rights Studies Online

(17 November 2014) “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela

Learning about human rights violations is often a complex and labor-intensive process: it is difficult for students and scholars to find documentation that represents multiple perspectives and addresses the full scope of the events.

Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press is a research and learning database providing in one place comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

The collection takes a case study approach, providing primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects. Resources for each topic   guide users through the full scope of the event, from the historical context that made such violations possible through the international response, prosecution of perpetrators, and steps toward rebuilding.

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