Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database that provides comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include more than 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that add new dimensions of understanding to the events of the past century.
The collection provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.
Resources for each topic guide users through the full scope of the event, from the historical context that made such violations possible through the international response, prosecution of perpetrators, and steps toward rebuilding.
Content is provided by preeminent historical archives and publishers, as well as video partners including Journeyman Pictures, BBC, and Witness.org—an organization with more than 20 years of experience using video as an advocacy tool for addressing human rights violations and fostering change.
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