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Books and Articles

Human Rights 101 offers an overview of human rights intended for a one-day or two-day reading and discussion for any interested class. It may be downloaded and distributed without cost to faculty or students.

Facing State Violence: Truth, Justice, and HealingReader compiled in conjunction with an interdisciplinary conference held at Pacific School of Religion on November 17, 2007.

Radical Teacher 103 (2015): Volume on the “Radical Teaching about Human Rights” with theoretical and practical insights into the teaching of different human rights issues and documents.



Georgetown University Library: Genocide, primary sources

Genocide Archive Rwanda

Harvard Law School’s Nuremberg Trials Project

Teach Beyond Borders: Resources for Teaching about the Rights of Non-Citizens

The National Security Archive’s “The Torture Archive”

Swarthmore College Peace Collection

University of Connecticut Romano Archives 

University of Connecticut: The Human Rights Collections (including the Thomas J. Dodd Papers)


Syllabi and Teaching Resources

American Bar Association Center for Human Rights

CSWE Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work

Human Rights Advocacy and the History of International Human Rights Standards, University of Michigan

Radical Teacher: Teaching Against Trumpism

Teaching and Learning with The New York Times

Teach Beyond Borders: Teaching Resources on the Rights of Non-Citizens


Teaching and Research Centers

The Anna Julia Cooper Center, Wake Forest University (Race and Intersectionality)

University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute