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Social Justice Organizations and Resources: International Human Rights

This Research Guide provides links databases, organizations, and resources under the rubric "Social Justice".


These Organizations advocate for Human Rights throughout the world.

Amnesty International

"Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all."


Black Lives Matter

“Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is t eradicates white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”


Center for Constitutional Rights: Torture, War Crimes, and Militarization

“In the 1970s, we pioneered the use of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) to allow foreign victims of international human rights violations to sue perpetrators in U.S. courts. From seeking accountability from foreign dictators and paramilitary leaders for brutal campaigns of torture, rape, genocide, and other crimes, to suing private military contractors for their roles in torture and unlawful killings, we have worked to secure a measure of justice, and to ensure that U.S. courts remain open to these cases.”


Committee to Protect Journalists

"The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal."


Human Rights Watch

"Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world."


National Lawyer’s Guild

“Our aim is to bring together all those who recognize the importance of safeguarding and extending the rights of workers, women, LGBTQ people, farmers, people with disabilities and people of color, upon whom the welfare of the entire nation depends”

International Human Rights Organizations and Resources