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Human Rights

This guide contains library resources on Human Rights as well as links to internal and external sources on the topic, additional to sources on "Derechos Humanos" in Spanish.

Celebrate Universal Human Rights Month via the Learning Commons Resources

Origins of Universal Human Rights Month

From the United Nations website: Human Rights Day:

"Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world".

Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948; the month of December has been traditionally recognized as Universal Human Rights Month.

Recommended Books

Universal Human Rights

 Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource

Securing Dignity and Freedom Through Human Rights

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access 

Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access 

Human Rights at the UN

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access

A Handbook of International Human Rights Terminology

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access 

What Human Rights Are Not (or Not Only). a Negative Path to Human Rights Practice

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access

Human Rights and Social Movements

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access

Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Dignity and Human Rights

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access

Holocaust and Human Rights Education

Nancy Thompson Learning Commons (Library) Electronic Resource E-Book Link Online Access