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Digital National Security Archive This link opens in a new window
Search the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents covering U.S. foreign involvement from post-World War II through the 21st century. Continues to add content through ongoing FOIA requests.
Human Rights Documents This link opens in a new window
Wide variety of documents from hundreds of non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights and social justice around the world.
PAIS Index This link opens in a new window
A citation index providing selective coverage on issues of public policy, gathered from a wide variety of international sources.
Human Rights Studies Online This link opens in a new window
A multimedia collection of primary and secondary resources including documentary films, providing context, analysis, interpretation and documentation concerning major global human rights issues of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Hein Online This link opens in a new window
Digitized legal journals, reviews, U.S. government documents, regulations, laws, and treaties.
U.S. Declassified Documents Online This link opens in a new window
Selected previously-classified government documents. 1900-2008.
Websites & Documentaries
Human Rights Internet
HRI is a leader in providing access to documentation produced by human rights organizations and disseminating information on human rights issues around the world. HRI produces the Human Rights Documents Online
The detailed story of how torture became acceptable during the Bush presidency through the uncovering of hundreds of secret memos and decisions, and how countless FOIA requests and other sources of information were finally made accessible. The goal has now expanded to become “the online institutional memory for essential evidence of torture…in connection with the conduct of hostilities in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in the broader context of the ‘global war on terror.’”
A not-for-profit media organization that provides an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information.
God Alone Was with Us: the Massacre of Santa Cruz
El Salvador documentary produced by the Center for Human Rights, University of Washington, 2014.
Icelandic Grassroots Innovation to Legislation
A video interview with Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Icelandic politician, writer and activist, where she describes the ideological background of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative
A video interview with Ville Oksanen talking about the background and goals of the Lex Snowden initiative and the need to strengthen users’ rights and protection on the Internet .
El Salvadoran Billboard
A reminder of a massacre that took place during the Salvadoran Civil War. The mural's inscription reads: "They tore out the flower, but the roots are returning among us."