Human Rights watch


Military Commissions Act 2006

Military Commissions Act 2006 - Unchecked Powers?

"The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them."

Harold Pinter, English dramatist


Ideal Illusions - How the U.S. Government Co-opted Human Rights - James Peck

USA - Rights for All - Amnesty International
Tainted Legacy - 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights - William Schulz

State Department - Human Rights Reports
Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- United Nations
United Nations

International War Crimes page

"It's a hard decision, but we think the price ... is worth it."

Secretary of State Madelaine Albright talking about Iraqi children starving and dying as a result of the US embargo of food and medicine

International Bills of Rights - link
Human Rights Watch - link
Amnesty International - link
PeaceNet - link

A Single Standard for Human Rights - Amnesty International

Human Rights in the United States
Rights for All - Amnesty International's USA Campaign - link

" Today, the United States and Somalia are the only two countries in the world which haven't ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. And since Somalia is a country with no internationally recognized government, the United States essentially stands alone as the last holdout to legally guarantee children the same full range of human rights ... agreed to by 191 other sovereign states. "

Catherine Langevin-Falcon, executive director of UNICEF (Humanist magazine Nov/Dec 1998)

The Human Rights Charade
Iraq's Children
Effect of economic sanctions on Iraqi people
Terrorism Over Tripoli (Libya)
The Battle for Algiers (Algeria)
Occupational Hazzards (Turkey)
Mexico's Deadly News

" Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. "

Eleanor Roosevelt

US embargo of medicine to Cuba
Washington's Role in Colombian Repression
UN investigates US human rights
Human Rights in Guatemala
U.S. Opposes International Court
Iraq's Lost Generation
Bringing Human Rights Home
The Advance of Human Rights

"... the United States has given frequent and enthusiastic support to the overthrow of democracy in favor of "investor friendly" regimes. The World Bank, IMF, and private banks have consistently lavished huge sums on terror regimes, following their displacement of democratic governments, and a number of quantitative studies have shown a systematic positive relationship between U.S. and IMF / World Bank aid to countries and their violations of human rights."

Edward S. Herman, economist, author, and US media and foreign policy critic

Establishing an International Criminal Court
Matters of Life and Death
Killing Iraq
Crime and Punishment
Argentina's Dapper State Terrorist - Videla
Ramsey Clark -50th Anniv-Universal Declaration Human Rights
An American Tragedy - U.S. sanctions & Iraq
US Aided and Abetted Genocide in Guatemala
A New Interventionism

"Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane."

Howard Zinn, historian and author

Executing Human Rights
Human Rights - The Next Step
Are Human Rights Universal?
Justice: The First Casualty of Truth?
Human Rights for Sale
Corporate Human Rights
Shanghai Surprise
Oil and Democracy Don't Mix (3/04)
U.S. Training of Foreign Militaries - SOA's partner in Texas (1/04)
Human Rights Watch denying Palestinians the right to nonviolent resistance (11/06)
Thinking Internationally - Acting Locally (12/07)
Europe, US Accused of Undermining Human Rights (1/08)
Human Rights Watch 2008 Report: Democracy Charade Undermines Rights (1/08)
Despots Masquerading as Democrats - Human Rights Watch World Report 2008 - Introduction (1/08)
China's Documentation of US Human Rights Abuses (4/10)

Human Rights Justice, Reform

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