Resources on Present Day Human Rights Work and Implementation of Human Rights in the United States

Resources on Human Rights Work in the U.S.

The Advocates for Human Rights, Discover Human Rights:  A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice Training Manual (Minneapolis, July 2011).

William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha (eds.), Human Rights in Our Own Backyard:  Injustice and Resistance in the United States (University of Pennsylania Press, 2011).

American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Begin at Home:  Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (ACLU, April 2009).

Jakob Kirkamanne Boesen and Tomas Martin, Applying a Rights-based Approach:  An Inspirational Guide for Civil Society (The Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2007).

Tanya Coke, Susan Osnos, and Carol Schlitt, Voices from the Field:  Strengthening Human Rights  and Social Justice Advocacy in the United States (U.S. Human Rights Fund, February 2008). 

Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute (under the auspices of the Human Rights at Home Campaign), Bringing Human Rights Home:  How State and Local Governments Can Use Human Rights to Advance Local Policy (2012).  

Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute and International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, Closing the Gap:  The Federal Role in Respecting & Ensuring Human Rights at the State and Local Level (2013).

Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute and International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies, State and Local Human Rights Agencies:  Recommendations for Advancing Opportunity and Equality Through an International Human Rights Framework (2009).  

Ford Foundation, Close to Home: Case Studies of Human Rights in the United States (June 2004).

Shereen Hertel and Kathryn Libal (eds.), Human Rights in the United States:  Beyond Exceptionalism (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann and Claude E. Welch, Jr.  (eds.), Economic Rights in Canada and the United States (University of Pennsylania Press, 2006).

Human Rights At Home Campaign

"Is the U.S. Ready for Human Rights?," Special Issue of YES! Magazine, Issue 41 (Spring 2007).   

Alan Jenkins and Larry Cox, "Bringing Human Rights Home," The Nation (June 27, 2005).

Gara LaMarch, "From the Front Lines: A Review of Recent Reports on Human Rights," American Prospect (October 1, 2004).

The Opportunity Agenda, Human Rights in the U.S.:  Opinion Research With Advocates, Journalists, and the General Public (August 2007).

 Catherine Powell, Human Rights at Home:  A Domestic Policy Blueprint for the New Administration (American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, October 2008).

Cynthia Soohoo,  Catherine Albisa, and Martha F. Davis (editors), Bringing Human Rights Home (Praeger Publishers, 2008). Three volumes.  Vol. 1:  A History of Human Rights in the United States.  Vol. 2:  From Civil Rights to Human Rights.   Vol. 3:  Portraits of the Movement.

U.S. Human Rights Fund, Protecting Our Union:  Human Rights Success Stories from Across the United States (March, 2010).

US Human Rights Network, Something Inside So Strong: A Resource Guide on Human Rights in the United States (2003).


Web Sites on Implementing International Human Rights in the United States:

US Human Rights Network, http://www.ushrnetwork.org/

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative,  www.nesri.org

Human Rights Project of the Urban Justice Center, http://hrpujc.org

The Advocates for Human Rights, http://theadvocatesforhumanrights.org 

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute,http://mcli.org

International Association of Official Human Rights Agencieshttp://www.iaohra.org/human-  rights-at-home-campaign/

University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center,  http://www.hrusa.org

National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, http://nesri.org

People's Movement for Human Rights Learning, http://www.pdhre.org

Center for Economic and Social Rights, http://cesr.org

Amnesty International, http://www.amnesty.org

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