- 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.
Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances
Human Rights Commission, an independent, non-governmental body founded
in 1986 by group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia, including
(1997-2001) of articles published in their magazine, Human Rights Solidarity.
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,
Asian Studies, a journal focusing on politics and social issues,
including human rights and movements for the rights of indigenous peoples.
Human Rights in South Asia, a wide variety of sources.
Rights Watch's Asia section, an international organization documenting
human rights violations worldwide.
Rights Solidarity, published since 1991 by the Asian Human Rights
Commission. Covers all Asian countries. Back issues are full-text online.
Law Library, India, includes human rights reports. Hosted by the
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.
Asian Human Rights Documentation Center
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'
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.
Refugee Information, includes country reports for South Asia
Return to UCB's South
Asia Resources page
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Asia Library page
at top left, a poor woman rolls bidis (cigars) to survive, from The
Atlas of Women and Men in India by Saraswati Raju, et al (New Delhi:
Kali for Women, 1999).