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Human Rights Documentation Initiative

While the concept of human rights dates back at least to Cyrus the Great, the ancient king of Persia who freed slaves, declared the freedom to choose one's religion, and established racial equality in his kingdom, history is marked by innumerable violations of what the Romans called "natural law." The University of Texas Libraries' Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) seeks to document...

http://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/hrdi
Historical Papers Research Archive

Established in 1966, the Historical Papers Research Archive is "one of the largest and most comprehensive independent archives in Southern Africa." With more than 3,000 collections spanning from the 17th century to present day, the archive memorializes human rights movements throughout history. The intentional documentation of civil society is rooted in the belief that "archives provide the...

http://www.historicalpapers.wits.ac.za/index.php?1/P/Home