Human Rights in South Asia:
Selected Internet Resources
- Amnesty International's South Asia: Human Rights Violations in the Region, a wealth of reports, news articles, press releases and links to organizations specializing in human rights in South Asia.
- Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances
- Asian Human Rights Commission, an independent, non-governmental body founded in 1986 by group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia, including an index (1997-2001) of articles published in their magazine, Human Rights Solidarity.
- Center for Justice and Peace in South Asia, a web-based discussion group on topics such as human rights, dalits, minority rights, language rights, gender inequality, indigenous and native peoples, children's rights, women's rights.
- Critical Asian Studies, a journal focusing on politics and social issues, including human rights and movements for the rights of indigenous peoples.
- Derechos.org: Human Rights in South Asia, a wide variety of sources.
- Human Rights Watch's Asia section, an international organization documenting human rights violations worldwide.
- Human Rights Solidarity, published since 1991 by the Asian Human Rights Commission. Covers all Asian countries. Back issues are full-text online.
- Internet Law Library, India, includes human rights reports. Hosted by the U.S.
House of Representatives.
- Project on Extrajudicial Executions, by New York University's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, includes reports on several South Asian countries.
- South Asia Citizen's Web, promoting dialogue and information exchange between and about South Asian citizens initiatives.
- South Asian Human Rights Documentation Center
- South Asian Women's NETwork (SAWNet), covering human rights issues affecting women such as freedom of speech and movement, domestic violence, literacy, poverty, and health care access.
- United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- U.S. Department of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for South Asia. A backfile is available on this website. These reports are submitted annually to the U.S. Congress.
- Worldwide Refugee Information, includes country reports for South Asia