9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
International Relations: Human Rights and the Environment
Amnesty International (AI)
The most recent AI news releases are available on this site,
as well as a complete archive of news releases since 1995. The latest
AI annual report and recent reports on human rights abuses around
the world are also offered.
International Greenpeace is a global environmental campaigning
organization. It organizes public campaigns for the protection of
oceans and ancient forests, for the phasing-out of fossil fuels
and the promotion of renewable energies in order to stop climate
change, for the elimination of toxic chemicals, against the release
of genetically modified organisms into nature and for nuclear disarmament
and an end to nuclear contamination.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is dedicated to protecting the human rights
of people around the world. Human Rights Watch works to end a broad
range of abuses, including summary executions, torture, arbitrary
detention, restrictions on the freedom of expression, association,
assembly and religion, violations of due process, and discrimination
on racial, gender, ethnic and religious grounds. The site features
HRW publications such as the World Report, recent Country Reports,
and HRW campaigns such as "The campaign to ban landmines," and updated
current events. Searching can be done by keyword or concept in English,
Spanish, French, or Portuguese.
Minorities at Risk
From the Center for International Development and Conflict
Management at the University of Maryland, a variety of information
on politically active minority groups under threat, searchable
by region. Information includes historical summaries, risk assessments,
and links to Internet resources where available.