~~* Paul's Justice Blog - launched July 4 *~~

International Social Justice Issues:

Human Rights, Genocide & Terrorism

This is a collection of sites focusing on concerns about human rights and international justice, our sense of security, and concern for the planet. Some sites deal with prevention, some with current issues, and others offer solutions.

Teaching & Understanding Sept 11

9-11 Peace: Action for Justice, Not War

From the FDR Memorial, Washington DC

I have seen war, I hate war - from FDR (Roosevelt) Memorial

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photo by Paul Leighton, May 2000

Human Rights

Amnesty International They also have a take action section that highlights cases in urgent need of immediate action to free prisoners of conscience. 

Human Rights Watch

Yahoo: Human Rights information

Human Rights Study Guide - Prepared by the Vancouver Public Library, History & Government Division, August 1998, in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, with the generous support of Multiculturalism BC, Ministry responsible for Multiculturalism and Immigration. 

Human Rights Internet Gateway

One World

Human Rights links from AcademicInfo

International Center for Transitional Justice aims to promote accountability by helping countries develop effective responses to human rights abuse arising from repressive rule, mass atrocity or armed conflict.

South African Truth & Reconciliation Commission


Genocide: Resources for Teaching and Research - a web site developed and maintained by the Genocide Research Project of the University of Memphis

Web Genocide Documentation Center - Genocide War Crimes & Mass Killing

Crimes of War.org - I'd recommend browsing through their book, Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know

Genocide watch.org is the Coordinator for the International Campaign to End Genocide

Prevent genocide.org - Prevent Genocide International is a global education and action network that provides information and documents on the laws against genocide, reports and articles, and information on punishment. The site is available in many languages.

Shoah Visual History Foundation [Speilberg's Holocaust remembrance project]

Nizkor [Holocaust remembrance and research site]

Women's Global Issues

Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women

Human Rights Watch: Women's Issues

Muslims Against Family Violence

Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Muslim Women's League

Aboriginal Peoples and the Criminal Justice System - Canadian Criminal Justice Association

International Court of Justice


Friends for a Non-violent World

Appalachian Peace and Justice Network Links

Stanley Cohen, States of Denial: Knowing About Atrocities and Suffering

A short excerpt of a favorable review about this work is also available (scroll down for review)

Transitional Justice Blog - challenges of justice during the transition to a better world

Watershed Ruling on Rape: Serbs Found Guilty of 'Crime Against Humanity' 

Three Bosnian Serbs were found guilty by a U.N. war crimes tribunal of the rape, torture and enslavement of Muslim women during the Bosnian war. It was the first time an international court ruled that rape is a "crime against humanity." The three men were sentenced to between 12 and 28 years in prison for sex crimes in 1992 and 1993, at the height of Bosnia's ethnic conflict. Human rights groups have estimated that tens of thousands of women, mostly Muslims, were raped during the war.

The judges found the three men's crimes to be part of a pattern of violent sexual abuse and intimidation condoned by the wartime Bosnian Serb leadership. "What the evidence shows is that the rapes were used by members of the Bosnian Serb armed forces as an instrument of terror," said Presiding Judge Florence Mumba as she sentenced the men at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the Hague.

Physicians for Human Rights: Rape as a Crime of War



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