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Title: Resources for Human Rights Watch Partners
Date of publication: 22 September 2009
Description/subject: Useful set of links to resources for: Advocacy and Communications...Training, Networking, and Management...Law, Research and Methodology...Protection and Security...Fundraising.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Watch
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2010


Title: AHRC Burmese-language blog (Burmese)
Description/subject: Very useful page... "The AHRC Burmese-language blog is also updated constantly for Burmese-language readers, and covers the contents of urgent appeal cases, related news, and special analysis pieces..."
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Asian Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2011


Title: Amnesty International
Description/subject: Search for Torture etc.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Asian Human Rights Commission
Description/subject: Several hundred documents on Burma. "The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations. AHRC promotes civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. AHRC endeavours to achieve the following objectives stated in the Asian Charter "Many Asian states have guarantees of human rights in their constitutions, and many of them have ratified international instruments on human rights. However, there continues to be a wide gap between rights enshrined in these documents and the abject reality that denies people their rights. Asian states must take urgent action to implement the human rights of their citizens and residents... " Search for Burma and/or go to Asian Countries/Burma. Links, Urgent appeals.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Human Rights Commission, Asian Legal Resource Centre
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ahrchk.net/
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Asian Human Rights Commission Burma page
Description/subject: Human rights cases, campaigns, statements, news, interviews...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Human Rights Commission
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2011


Title: Asian Legal Resource Centre
Description/subject: "The ALRC will work to develop effective legal resources for the poor and disadvantaged of Asia, especially those who are subjected to multiple forms of oppression, such as women. The objectives of the Centre are to: * PROMOTE awareness among the oppressed of their inalienable rights as human beings and of remedies available to them under national, regional and international instruments; * PROMOTE awareness and acceptance among jurists and others whose activities affect human rights of their responsibilities to serve and protect the oppressed; * PROVIDE FOR EXCHANGE within Asia of expertise and experience among human rights organisations and legal resource groups; * ENGAGE IN inter-disciplinary RESEARCH on human rights, and on the provision of legal resources in support of such human rights in the various countries of the region; * PROMOTE THE TRAINING of lawyers to render effective legal assistance to the oppressed and victims of human rights violations; * DEVELOP METHODOLOGIES for, and assist in the training of, paralegal workers, and facilitate the sharing of such experiences; * DEVELOP PROGRAMMES of mass education about law, and support the sharing experiences of those involved in such programmes; * PROMOTE the creation and strengthening of legal resource organisations in the region; * PROMOTE reform of such institutions to increase their ability to provide timely and effective relief."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 March 2004


Title: Better World Links - Human Rights
Description/subject: A large number of human rights links by topic, people and country.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Better World Links
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2012


Title: Droits et Democratie/Rights and Democracy
Description/subject: Centre international des droits de la personne et du developpement democratique/International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development. English, francais, espanol
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: EarthRights International: Burma Project
Description/subject: "EarthRights International's Burma Project collects vital on-the-ground information about the human rights and environmental situation in Burma. Since 1995, ERI has worked in Burma to monitor the impacts of the military regime's policies and activities on local populations and ecosystems. ERI's staff has gathered a vast body of valuable, rare information about the state of the military regime's war on its peoples and its environment. Through gathering testimonies, grassroots organizing, and distributing information through campaign work, the Burma Project has made a significant contribution to human rights and environment protection in Burma. Where possible, we link our grassroots fact-finding missions and community organizing with regional and international level advocacy and campaigning. We work alongside affected community groups to prevent human rights and environmental abuses associated with large-scale development projects in Burma. Currently, the Burma Project focuses on large-scale dams, oil and gas development, and mining. We share experiences and resources with local communities, as well as provide assistance relevant to community needs. Over the past 10 years the Burma Project has raised awareness about the alarming depletion of resources in Burma and their relationship to a vast array of human rights abuses, as well as the local, national, and regional implications of these practices."...Sections on Dams, Mining, Oil & Gas and Other Areas of Work.
Language: English
Source/publisher: EarthRights International
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.earthrights.org
http://www.earthrights.org/taxonomy/term/148
Date of entry/update: 20 August 2010


Title: Federation International Des Droits De L'Homme - Burma page (English
Description/subject: Several reports on Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: Federation International Des Droits De L'Homme (FIDH)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.fidh.org
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Federation International Des Droits De L'Homme - page Birmanie en francais
Description/subject: Plusieurs documents en francais sur la Birmanie
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: Federation International Des Droits De L'Homme (FIDH)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.fidh.org
Date of entry/update: 08 March 2007


Title: Freedom House
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - Links to various sources
Description/subject: UN, Government, NGO, academic, networks.. useful links
Language: English
Source/publisher: WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2012


Title: Human Rights education and training (OHCHR page)
Description/subject: "Human rights can only be achieved through an informed and continued demand by people for their protection. Human rights education promotes values, beliefs and attitudes that encourage all individuals to uphold their own rights and those of others. It develops an understanding of everyone's common responsibility to make human rights a reality in each community. Human rights education constitutes an essential contribution to the long-term prevention of human rights abuses and represents an important investment in the endeavour to achieve a just society in which all human rights of all persons are valued and respected. The High Commissioner is the coordinator of United Nations education and public information programmes in the field of human rights (General Assembly Resolution 48/141). OHCHR is working to promote human rights education by: * Supporting national and local capacities for human rights education in the context of its Technical Cooperation Programme and through the ACT Project, which provides financial assistance to grass-roots initiatives; * Developing selected human rights education and training materials; * Developing selected resource tools, such as a Database on Human Rights Education and Training, a Resource Collection on Human Rights Education and Training and a Web section on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; * Globally coordinating the World Programme for Human Rights Education..."
Language: English (also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 December 2009


Title: Human Rights Internet
Description/subject: Search for Burma. Major human rights networking site.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Internet
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Human rights organisations which report on Burma/Myanmar
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html. pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2014


Title: Human Rights Watch
Description/subject: "Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.... Mission Statement: Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Watch
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Human Rights Web
Description/subject: Very much dted, but there are some links I have not see in other lists
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Web
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: HURIDOCS
Description/subject: Handling human rights material - training and formats
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: International Council on Human Rights Policy
Description/subject: The International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP) closed down in February 2012. This is a web-archive of the 14 years of work of the ICHRP. It provides free access to the full archive of ICHRP’s publications: over 35 reports and summaries and 200 working papers—mostly in English but also in Spanish, French and other languages—covering a wide range of human rights policy issues. On this site you can download all publications and learn more the projects of the ICHRP. You can browse by year, language, or type of document.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Council on Human Rights Policy
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 August 2009


Title: International Service for Human Rights
Description/subject: A human rights training organisation whose website is a rich seam of reports, lists, voting records, analysis, links etc. on human rights activities and mechanisms in Geneva and New York. Treaty bodies, Commission on Human Rights, world conferences, intergovernmental organisations..."About ISHR ... An international association serving human rights defenders; Analytical and practical information; Training on using UN human rights procedures; Internships; Human Rights Defenders Office (HRDO); Strategic lobbying and legal advice; ISHR staff and intern networks; Programme of activities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: ISHR
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 November 2004


Title: Network for Human Rights Documentation - Burma (ND-Burma)
Description/subject: DOCUMENTATION: The range of human rights violations in Burma is extensive, and each ND-Burma member organization focuses on certain violations that are particularly relevant to their mission. To provide a framework for collaboration among members, ND-Burma has developed a “controlled vocabulary” of the categories of human rights violations on which the network focuses... DOCUMENTATION MANUAL SERIES: Based on ND-Burma's controlled category list ND-Burma has developed a documentation manual series to support its members to effectively document human rights violations. 1. Killings & Disappearance 2. Arbitrary Arrest & Detention 3. Recruitment & Use of Child Soldiers 4. Forced Relocation 5. Rape & Other Forms of Sexual Violence 6. Torture & Other Forms of Ill-Treatment 7. Forced Labor 8. Obstruction of Freedom of Movement 9. Violations of Property Rights 10. Forced Marriage 11. Forced Prostitution 12. Human Trafficking 13. Obstruction of Freedoms of Expression and Assembly 14. General Documentation... TRAINING: ND-Burma's Training Team organises and provides training to its members, affiliates and invited organisations. Human Rights Documentation training and Martus software training is held regularly. Other traning provided includes; * International Human Rights legal systems * Project Management * Finance * Film Shooting/Editing Workshop * Taxation systems * Interview techniques * Advocacy * Training of Trainers... HUMAN RIGHTS DATA MANAGEMENT: All members use the same software for documentation, called “Martus”, allowing for analysis and storage of encrypted incident reports, called “bulletins,” on a secure common server. ND-Burma provides training and suppport on using Martus to its members... ADVOCACY: ND-Burma promotes its work and those of other Burmese human rights organizations through its website. ND-Burma provides human rights information to relevant advocacy campaigns and through publishing reports analyzing its data. ND-Burma is currently working on a report about Arbitary Taxation and its impact on the livilihoods of people in Burma. ND-Burma collaborates with its members and other human rights organizations’ campaigns.
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: ND-Burma
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 12 September 2009


Title: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
Description/subject: Resolutions, reports, human rights instruments etc. Lots of stuff; very well organised.
Language: English (also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
Source/publisher: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES - HURIDOCS
Description/subject: Tools and techniques last modified 2009-07-16 08:36 HURIDOCS Important: you need to register to download HURIDOCS tools. This is free, quick and easy. HURIDOCS has developed various tools to manage and organise information related to human rights. These tools can be divided into four groups:demo * Monitoring and documenting human rights violations * Monitoring respect for economic, social and cultural rights * Tools for human rights libraries and documentation centres * Information and communication technology tools
Language: English
Source/publisher: HURIDOCS
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Description/subject: Lots of stuff and links to human rights groups and docs
Language: English
Source/publisher: University of Minnesota
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: University of Minnesota Meta Search Engine for Searching Multiple Human Rights Sites
Description/subject: Erratic and eccentric results from a Burma search
Language: English
Source/publisher: University of Minnesota
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: HURIDOCS events standard formats : a tool for documenting human rights violations
Date of publication: March 2001
Description/subject: The Events Standard Formats are a methodology for using the “violations” approach in monitoring and documenting all types of human rights: civil and political as well as economic, social and cultural. They are integrated, flexible and adaptable, and cover the various aspects of documenting human rights events. This document contains formats with defined fields and instructions to assist organisations in documenting human rights-related events and in designing their databases, and for exchange of information among organisations. The document introduces basic concepts in documenting violations and describes tools and techniques that can be used. It provides a general overview of the Events Standard Formats and the Micro-thesauri for terminology. It gives guidelines for completing, using and adapting the Events Standard Formats. Scope notes contain principles and guidelines for recording information in specific formats and fields.
Author/creator: Dueck, Judith ; Guzman, Manuel ; Verstappen, Bert
Language: English (French and Spanish also available)
Source/publisher: HURIDOCS
Format/size: pdf (2.28 MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.huridocs.org/resource/huridocs-events-standard-formats/
http://www.huridocs.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/HURIDOCS_ESF_French.pdf (French)
http://www.huridocs.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/HURIDOCS_ESF_Spanish.pdf (Spanish)
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2010


Title: Micro-thesauri : a tool for documenting human rights violations
Date of publication: March 2001
Description/subject: This collection of 48 lists with terminology was developed by HURIDOCS or adapted from a variety of authoritative resources. The Micro-thesauri are intended for use in conjunction with HURIDOCS Standard Formats manuals, and in particular with the HURIDOCS Events Standard Formats: a tool for documenting human rights violations. The Micro-thesauri can be used as a starting point for developing index terms for libraries and documentation centers, keywords for organising information on websites, or controlled vocabularies for databases to record violations. They have been translated into the following languages, often by volunteers: English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, and Bahasa Indonesia.
Author/creator: Dueck, Judith ; Guzman, Manuel ; Verstappen, Bert
Language: English (French, Russian and Spanish also available)
Source/publisher: HURIDOCS
Format/size: pdf (696.09 KB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.huridocs.org/resource/micro-thesauri/
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2010


Title: Promoting and Defending Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Handbook
Date of publication: 2000
Description/subject: Chapter 1: An Overview of the International Bill of Rights; Chapter 2: Connections Between Human Rights and Law; Chapter 3: What Are Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Who Must Ensure that They Are Implemented? Chapter 4: How Are Civil and Political Rights Linked to Economic, Social and Cultural Rights? Chapter 5: Do “Universal” Human Rights Always Apply? And Do They Apply Everywhere? Chapter 6: Violations of the Covenant: A Quick Summary; Chapter 7: Violations of Covenant Obligations; Chapter 8: Violations of Specific Covenant Rights; Chapter 9: How Do Non-Governmental Organisations Help to Stop Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Work for Their Implementation? Chapter 10: How Does the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Monitor Implementation and Violations of the Covenant? And How Can NGOs Enhance the Process? Chapter 11: ESCR Promotion by Other UN and Regional Human Rights Bodies, and Related Roles for NGOs; Chapter 12: Sharing and Improving this Handbook; ANNEXES:- Annex A: Selected References; Annex B: Glossary of Terms and Acronyms; Annex C: UN and Regional Human Rights Bodies and Contact Data; Annex D: Navigating the Website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Annex E: NGOs Active in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Annex F: NGO Checklists for the Promotion and Defence of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Annex G: Using the Internet for Human Rights Work; Annex H: Fictional Case Studies on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Annex I: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Author/creator: Allan McChesney
Language: English
Source/publisher: AAAS, Huridocs
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 31 October 2003


Title: Thesaurus of Economic Social and Cultural Rights
Date of publication: 2000
Description/subject: A major tool for linking violations of economic, social and cultural rights to standards. English and Spanish
Author/creator: Stephen Hansen
Language: English
Source/publisher: AAAS
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Huridocs Standard Formats (for human rights documentation)
Date of publication: 1993
Description/subject: HURIDOCS Standard Formats for the Recording and Exchange of Bibliographic Information concerning Human Rights includes the following chapters: PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION 1985... PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION... CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION... . CHAPTER 2 TABLE OF FIELDS... CHAPTER 3 SCOPE NOTES OR DEFINITION OF FIELDS... CHAPTER 4 EXAMPLES OF RECORDS... CHAPTER 5 ANGLO-AMERICAN CATALOGUING RULES... CHAPTER 6 GUIDELINES FOR MAKING CATALOGUE CARDS... CHAPTER 7 COMPARISON OF FIRST AND SECOND EDITION OF HURIDOCS BIBLIOGRAPHIC STANDARD FORMATS... CHAPTER 8 COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER FORMATS... CHAPTER 9 GLOSSARY... BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Language: English (French and Arabic also available)
Source/publisher: HURIDOCS
Format/size: pdf (1.21 MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.huridocs.org/resource/huridocs-standard-formats-for-the-recording-and-exchange-of-biblio...
Date of entry/update: 17 November 2010