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Human Rights

The idea of "human rights" is a relatively new development in history, but as this website from Britain's National Archives notes in its discussion of the long trajectory of struggles for equality and so forth, "We could do worse than characterizing this history as the struggle for human rights." This visually compelling online exhibit uses original documents from The National Archives to take a...
Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Stories

Last featured in the 08-26-2019 Scout Report, this resource remains a rich source of information on the history of human rights, having added new stories on topics such as the Srebrenica genocide and human rights in the Star Wars movies. The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which opened in Winnipeg in 2014, "fosters an appreciation for the importance of human rights, spurs informed dialogue and...