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Welcome to the Human Rights Research Guide.  This guide is selective.  It is designed as a starting point that highlights the top recommended resources for research in Human Rights. 

Use the tabs to navigate through the pages of this guide.

  • Find Articles - search through online databases to find articles on Human Rights topics
  • Books - search online catalogs to find books on Human Rights
  • Documents - find online and print documents relevant to Human Rights topics
  • Film & Literature - search online directories and bibliographies for Human Rights film and literature
  • News & Discussions - use electronic databases to stay connected to current Human Rights issues
  • Local Agencies - find Human Rights Agencies in your area
  • Organizations - find national and international Human Rights organizations
  • Specialized Websites - connect to websites, blogs, and listservs for current information about Human Rights topics
  • University of Washington Center for Human Rights - the Center engages students and faculty actively with local, regional, national and international organizations and policymakers to advance research in human rights

Please email me if you can't find what you are looking for and if you have suggestions for content that should be added to this guide.  Thanks!
Glenda Pearson, Human Rights Librarian

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  • Human Rights Case Studies Online  
    This database provides full text searching of a variety of primary and secondary sources, such as, videos, full text books, government publications, and websites, all of which concern significant cases of major human rights events.
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
    Invaluable resource for information on crime and criminal issues in the United States. Includes data analysis tools on all aspects of criminal behavior, victim information, trends, etc.
  • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
    A subset within the Bureau of Justice Statistics, NACJD preserves, enhances and shares computerized data concerning capital punishment, inmate statistics for both state and federal facilities, terrorism, violence against women, and much more. Produces original research drawn from this data. The Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics contain:

    • Numbers of defendants in cases filed
    • Number of defendants in cases closed and outcomes for those defendants
    • Variety of prisoner statistics
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Seattle Field Office Tacoma Northwest Detention Center
    Includes information about the closest ICE Detention Center.
    A counterpoint is Detention Watch Network (DWN), one of several nonprofit organization workings for the rights of U.S. detained and deported immigrants. For more nonprofit immigrant advocate groups, see ACLU Immigrants Rights Project Directory.
    See especially One America. This group is based in Seattle and works for a hate-free America.

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