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Primary Source Databases
Human Rights Studies Online
A research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010.
Revolution and Protest Online
Examine how revolutions, protests, resistance, and social movements have shaped and transformed the human experience globally from the 18th to 21st century. Includes 20+ document clusters across time periods, regions, topics & themes.
Human Rights Documentation Initiative
The UT Libraries' Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) is committed to the long-term preservation of fragile and vulnerable records of human rights struggles worldwide. Some materials are available online through the Archived Web Resources.
Human Rights Library
Key site for researchers and practitioners. Full-text of important treaties and conventions, research guides and pathfinders, refugee and asylum resources, and more.
Amnesty International Document Search
Publications including reports, news releases and urgent actions, 1996 to the present. Search by country, region, theme, etc. Documents are available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Columbia Human Rights Law Review
Dedicated to the analysis and discussion of human rights and civil liberties under both domestic and international law.
Original research and reflection on human rights, humanitarianism, and development in the modern and contemporary world.
Human Rights Quarterly
Up-to-date information on important developments within the United Nations and regional human rights organizations, both governmental and non-governmental. It presents current work in human rights research and policy analysis, reviews of related books, and philosophical essays probing the fundamental nature of human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human Rights Review
Human rights issues and their underlying empirical, theoretical and philosophical foundations are explored
Immigration and Nationality Law Review
Immigration and Nationality Law Review publishes research on immigration, discrimination and identity from well known scholars.
Journal of Human Rights Practice
The main academic journal focusing on human rights practice and activism. This online only journal covers all aspects of human rights activism, spanning professional and geographical boundaries.
Journal of Human Trafficking
Index of peer reviewed articles covering background and support systems behind human trafficking.
Poverty and Public Policy
Poverty & Public Policy publishes quality research on poverty, income distribution, and welfare programs from scholars around the globe.
Security and Human Rights
Brings to light current developments affecting human rights, peace and security across North America, and wider Europe including Central Asia. Major themes include: Conflict prevention; Minorities; Democracy building;Cooperative security.
Social Justice Research
Peer reviewed articles and research covering policy effects on victims, poverty and more.
An open access, peer reviewed journal dedicated to the issue of human trafficking. It explores trafficking in its broader context and intersections with gender, labour, and migration. The Review offers an outlet and space for dialogue between academics, practitioners and advocates seeking to communicate new ideas and findings to those working for and with trafficked persons.
How to find original documents created at the time of your event. Tips for finding newspapers, government documents, NGO reports, and social media posts.
Find current, historical, and SMU newspapers.