Human Rights & Democracy Documents

Declaration of Independence (1776)
The Constitution of the United States of America (1787)
The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789)
Amendments to US Constitution (1791-1964)
The Bill of Rights (1st ten amendments - ratified in 1791)
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience - Henry David Thoreau (1849)

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863)
Theodore Roosevelt On Human Rights in Foreign Policy (1904)
Woodrow Wilson's Speeches on Latin America and Mexico (1913)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - acceptance speech for Democratic nomination for President (1936)

Franklin Roosevelt "The Four Freedoms" (1941)
Franklin Roosevelt Economic Bill of Rights (1944)
United Nations Charter (1945)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948)
UN Convention on Prevention & Punishment of Genocide (1951)
European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights (1953)
Nelson Mandela - "No Easy Walk to Freedom" - Address (1953)
European Social Charter (1961)
Nelson R. Mandela - Statement During the Rivonia Trial (1964)
UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
UN International Covenant on Economic, Social, Cultural Rights (1966)
American Convention on Human Rights (1969)
The Helsinki Agreement (1975)
Jimmy Carter - Speech on Humane Foreign Policy (1977)
Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (1979)
Archbishop Oscar Romero - The Last Sermon (1980)
Amnesty International Program for the Prevention of Torture (1983)
United Nations Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace (1984)
Delclaration on long-term consequences of war in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam - Desmond Tutu (1984)
Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture (1985)
United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development (1986)
Human Rights Watch - Reagan's Human Rights Record (1988)
Amnesty International - Human Rights & U.S. Foreign Policy (1988)
Stockholm Declaration - Long-term consequences of war in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (2002)
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