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View Resource Impact of Armed Conflict on Children

In 1994, United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali appointed Graca Machel, a former Mozambican Education Minister, to study the impact of armed conflict on children in response to a call by the General Assembly for a detailed examination of the issue. This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the two-year study which included consultations with experts and...
View Resource US Department of State: Table of Contents for Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1996

These reports, annually issued to the US Congress by the State Department, as mandated by law, contain information "regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights... in countries that receive [US] assistance as well as in other foreign countries." The reports are provided by the US embassies in the countries covered, as well as other State Department officers (see the preface for...
View Resource The State of the World's Children 1996: 50th Anniversary Edition

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) has made its "The State of the World's Children 1996" available on the Internet. Included are sections on Children in War, Anti-War Agenda, Fifty Years for Children, and Regional Spotlight. Also included are statistical tables dealing with such variables as nutrition, health, education, basic indicators, demographic indicators, and women, among others. ...
View Resource The State of the World's Children 1998: Focus on Nutrition

This United Nations Children's Fund report on the world's children focuses on nutrition. The report contains a forward by UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan and sections addressing the scale of malnutrition, successful approaches to combatting child hunger, and scientific breakthroughs in nutrition. Additional features include statistical tables, special issue panels, spotlights, text figures,...
View Resource Council of the European Union: European Union Annual Report on Human Rights

Adopted by the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on October 11, 1999, this report covers the period June 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999 and "intends to explain how the [European] Union's headway towards integration is paralleled in the field of human rights." The Report is offered as part of a wider effort to promote transparency of the EU's human rights policies. To that end, it explains the major...
View Resource Project Diana : An Online Human Rights Archive at Yale Law School

DIANA, a joint project provided by an international consortium of libraries and human rights organizations, is dedicated to the construction of a comprehensive database of documents essential to human rights research. Currently, segments of the database are hosted by four libraries. Each library provides a unique set of documents for the collaborative database. The Yale Law School Library contains...
View Resource Amnesty International

The Amnesty International Web site offers the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, the organizations goals and activities, and membership information.
View Resource International Committee of the Red Cross: Issues and Topics: Landmines

This site provides interested Internauts with valuable information on the terrific problem of the millions of undetonated landmines world wide. The International Committee of the Red Cross offers many resources on the topic, including a recently released Information Paper: Anti-personnel mines: An overview (under The Problem). The Ottawa declaration and Global Plan of Action (1996) can be found...
View Resource International Humanitarian Law Database (IHL)

Provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross, this site features the full text of 89 treaties, commentaries on the four Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, a list of signatures, ratifications relating to International Humanitarian Law treaties, and the full text of reservations. Users can browse treaties, texts, and articles by keywords, or list states, parties, and...
View Resource Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1997

The US State Department has released the 1997 version of country human rights practices reports for 194 countries around the world. The reports are issued to meet a statutory requirement of the Department, and cover countries that receive US foreign aid, as well as many countries that do not. The reports are produced by US embassies around the world, in collaboration with various State Department...
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