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The Human Rights Internet Resources Archive contains full websites, individual web pages, photographs, audio recordings, video files, articles, and reports on human rights struggles in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The collection focuses on fragile internet content that is produced by human rights actors and organizations with limited resources to distribute their work widely and preserve it for the long-term.

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    Le programme d'action politique du Mouvement National Congolais/Lumumba (M.N.C./LUMUMBA)
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    Case The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir
    (International Criminal Court, 2009-03-04) International Criminal Court
    Files from the International Criminal Court (ICC) case against Sudanese president Omar Al Bashir for the crime of genocide.
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    Brief of Amici Curiae Human Rights Advocates, Human Rights Watch, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, Human Rights Committee, Bar of England and Wales in Support of the Petitioner
    (0000-00-00) De La Vega, Constance
    Amici curiae filed in support of the Petitioner's [Napoloen Beazley] Writ of Certiorari.
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    Truth Behind Bars: Colombian Paramilitary Leaders in U.S. Custody
    (2010-02) International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
    Despite U.S. stated goals, review of available data indicates that the extraditions of paramilitary leaders have had adverse consequences for U.S. foreign policy by undermining rule of law in Colombia. The extraditions have (1) substantially diminished Defendants’ cooperation with ongoing human rights and corruption investigations in Colombia; (2) severelycurtailed access to remedies for Colombian victims; and (3) undermined U.S. counternarcotics efforts by prompting a ruling by Colombia’s Supreme Court to block future extraditions of demobilized paramilitaries to the United States. The United States should reform its policies and practices regarding criminal prosecutions of extradited Colombian paramilitaries to better support U.S. foreign policy interests by promoting Defendants’ cooperation with Colombian law enforcement. Active U.S. support of Colombian accountability measures will (1) strengthen the rule of law in Colombia; (2) address unsolved murders of Colombiantrade unionists, an obstacle to securing a U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement; and (3) align U.S. foreign policy with international law.
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    Returning Home: Resettlement and Reintegration of Detainees Released from the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    (2009-03) International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley
    On January 22, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order to close the detention facilities in Guantánamo Bay Naval Base within 12 months. A comprehensive plan for closing the camp should include a resettlement and reintegration program for detainees released from the facility since 2002. Our data indicate that social stigma, unemployment, and impairments to mental and physical health hinder eff orts of former detainees to reestablish their lives after release from custody. United States support for reintegration eff orts is strategically and morally justifi ed. Such eff orts will (1) protect U.S. national security, (2) help repair the U.S. image abroad, (3) enable former detainees to lead productive lives, and (4) strengthen multilateral cooperation to combat terrorism worldwide.
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    Protecting People and the Planet: a proposal to address the human rights impacts of climate change policy
    (2009-12) International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; Center for Law & Global Justice, University of San Francisco, School of Law
    To ensure that responses to global climate changes are effective, sustainable, and advance global human development, security, equality, and freedom, this paper proposes that the Conference of Parties (COP) mandate a Process within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to support states in the development and implementation of policy. This Process, to include the full range of stakeholders – including state representatives, international human rights and humanitarian agencies, and civil society – would make certain that all mitigation and adaptation policies incorporate international human rights standards and best practices. In so doing, this Process would advance the United Nations’ goal to promote peace and security through the protection of human rights. The incorporation of a rightsbased approach would also enable the UNFCCC to make human rights a cross-cutting issue, consistent with the call for UN processes and agencies to incorporate human rights-based approaches in their work. Above all, this Process would strengthen the sustainability and effectiveness of climate change policies.
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    In the Child's Best Interest? The Consequences of Losing a Lawful Immigrant Parent to Deportation
    (2010-03) International Human Rights Clinic, UC-Berkeley School of Law; Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, UC-Berkeley School of Law; Immigration Law Clinic, UC-Davis School of Law
    Congress is considering a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws more than a decade after the enactment of strict immigration measures. Lawmakers should take this opportunity to reaffirm the nation’s historic commitment to family unity by addressing the discrete provisions that currently undermine it. Current U.S. immigration laws mandate deportation of lawful permanent resident (LPR) parents of thousands of U.S. citizen children, without providing these parents an opportunity to challenge their forced separations. Through a multi-disciplinary analysis, this policy brief examines the experiences of U.S. citizen children impacted by the forced deportation of their LPR parents and proposes ways to reform U.S. law consistent with domestic and international standards aimed to improve the lives of children. This report includes new, independent analysis of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data. We estimate that more than 100,000 children have been affected by LPR parental deportation between 1997 and 2007, and that at least 88,000 of impacted children were U.S. citizens. Moreover, our analysis estimates that approximately 44,000 children were under the age of 5 when their parent was deported. In addition to these children, this analysis estimates that more than 217,000 others experienced the deportation of an immediate family member who was an LPR.
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    Crimes in Burma
    (Harvard Law School, 2009-05) International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School
    This report evaluates Burma’s breaches in light of the Rome Statute, which provides one of the available sets of international criminal standards. Part I of the report provides a brief history of Burma. Part II summarizes the applicable international criminal law under the Rome Statute. Part III traces the discussion in UN documents of grave human rights and humanitarian violations identified as occurring in eastern Burma since 2002. In this geographic sampling, the report details forced displacement, sexual violence, extrajudicial killings, and torture, especially against ethnic nationalities though the UN documents chronicle many other severe violations as well. The recent temporal focus was chosen because it is most relevant to the Rome Statute. Part IV identifies precedents for further UN action from its response to other humanitarian crises in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Darfur. Part V presents the report’s conclusions.
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    A House With Two Rooms: Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia Diaspora Project
    (DRI Press, 2009) The Advocates for Human Rights; Foster, Dulce; Heins, Dianne; Kalla, Mark; McKenzie, Michele Garnett; O'Neal, James; Park, Rosalyn; Phillips, Robin; Prestholdt, Jennifer; Sirleaf, Ahmed K. II; Young, Laura A.
    From 1979 to 2003, more than 1.5 million Liberians were forced from their homes to escape from the violence and destruction of a protracted civil conflict. Hundreds of thousands became refugees and many eventually made their way to countries of resettlement including the United States and the United Kingdom. Most of their stories have never been told. This report on the experience of the Liberian diaspora, entitled A House with Two Rooms, is the culmination of three years of work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Buduburam Refugee Settlement in Ghana. The report has been submitted to the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the body charged by the Liberian government with determining the facts of the human rights violations that occurred during the civil war. The Liberian TRC officially completed its mandate June 30, 2009. A House with Two Rooms documents the experience of human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law that forced Liberians to leave the country. It is based on an analysis of more than 1600 statements, fact-finding interviews, and witness testimony at public hearings held in the U.S. The report also tells the story of the “triple trauma” experienced by members of the diaspora during their flight through Liberia and across international borders, while living in refugee camps in West Africa, and in resettlement in the U.S. and U.K. In addition, the report summarizes the views of Liberians in the diaspora on the root causes of the conflict and their recommendations for systemic reform and reconciliation.
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    Death Sentences and Executions in 2005
    (Amnesty International, 2006-04-19) Amnesty International
    This document details the countries and territories that carried out executions, and the countries and territories that imposed death sentences, in 2005. During 2005, at least 2,148 people were executed in 20 countries. At least 5,186 people were sentenced to death in 54 countries. These were only minimum figures; the true figures were certainly higher.
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    Death Sentences and Executions in 2006
    (Amnesty International, 2007-04-27) Amnesty International
    This document details the countries and territories that carried out executions, and the countries and territories that imposed death sentences, in 2006. During 2006, at least 1,591 people were executed in 25 countries. At least 3,861 people were sentenced to death in 55 countries. These were only minimum figures; the true figures were certainly higher. 91% of all known executions took place in six countries: China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan and the USA. Kuwait had the highest numer of executions per capita of population followed by Iran.
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    Death Sentences and Executions in 2008
    (Amnesty International, 2009-03-24) Amnesty International
    This document summarises Amnesty International's global research on the death penalty. Information was gathered from various sources including official statistics (where available), non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, human rights defenders, the media and interviews with survivors of human rights violations.
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    Death Sentences and Executions in 2007
    (Amnesty International, 2008-04-15) Amnesty International
    This document details the countries and territories that carried out executions, and the countries and territories that imposed death sentences, in 2007. During 2007, at least 1,252 people were executed in 24 countries. At least 3,347 people were sentenced to death in 51 countries. These were only minimum figures; the true figures were certainly higher. In 2007, 88 per cent of all known executions took place in five countries: China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the USA.
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    The Anti Homosexuality Bill, 2009
    (UPPC, Entebbe by Order of the Government, 2009-09-25) Uganda. Parliament; Bahati, David
    Text of The Anti Homosexuality Bill, 2009 for the Ugandan Parliament.
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    Loi N°011 /2002 du 29 août 2002 portant Code forestier
    (Reseau Documentaire International Sur la Region de Grands Lacs Africains, 2002-08-29) REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO : MINISTERE DES AFFAIRES FONCIERES, ENVIRONNEMENT ET TOURISME
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    Cencertation informelle entre les composantes "opposition Politique" et "Forces vives aux négociations politiques intercongolais
    (Reseau Documentaire International Sur la Region de Grands Lacs Africains, 2002-01-17) Cent Tambours Mille Trompettes-universite De Kinshasa
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    Causes et conséquences de la guerre en République Démocratique du Congo
    (Reseau Documentaire International Sur la Region de Grands Lacs Africains, 2003-04-27) MWANGAZA- GROUPE DE RECHERCHE ET D'ETUDES SUR LE CONGO (G.R.E.C.) : MBELO, ROBERT
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    Congo Afrique XXXXe Année N° 349: In Memoriam- Bons Pasteurs
    (Reseau Documentaire International Sur la Region de Grands Lacs Africains, 2000-11-01) CONGO AFRIQUE: VATA, DIAMBANZA
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    Après les Banyamulenge; voici les Banyabwisha aux Kivu-La carte ethnique du Congo Belge en 1959
    (Reseau Documentaire International Sur la Region de Grands Lacs Africains, 1999-03-01) MUHINDO,LEORNARD KAMBERE
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    Les accords de Lusaka et leurs implications: Congo Afrique XLIIe année - n° 362
    (Reseau Documentaire International Sur la Region de Grands Lacs Africains, 2002-02-01) CONGO-AFRIQUE: MINANI, BIHUZO RIGOBERT