Human Rights Documents (LAW Micromaterials Room Mif 936) is a unique collection of documents produced by over 355 non-governmental human rights organizations (NGO's) throughout the world, edited by Human Rights Internet in Ottawa, and published by IDC Publishers. Reproduced in microfiche format, this project makes possible the availability of vast amounts of material that otherwise would be difficult to access or retrieve because they are produced in limited numbers or narrowly disseminated. The materials often originate from countries where human rights are challenged.
With coverage starting in 1980, the documents included in this collection are concerned with a broad range of human rights issues including:
Rights of indigenous peoples refugees, women, and children,
Freedom of expression, association, assembly, conscience,
Abolition of torture, political killings, disappearances, and slavery,
Rule of law and due process, and
Political participation and self-determination
Human Rights Documents is located in the Micromaterials Room of the Research Center (call number Mif 936). A printed and electronic guide provides access to the microfiche collection.
To locate specific items, users may use any of the following methods to search for documents within this collection.
- With permission from IDC Publishers, the FSU Law Research Center has digitized the collection's accompanying index and provided electronic access through the Research Center's web site to facilitate identifying and locating specific items. The index may be searched by organization name, organization number, or by region. To locate a relevant document in the microfiche collection (Mif 936), a user will need to note the organization number and document number.
- Printed indexes are available in the Micromaterials Room of the Research Center (call number). Each index may be searched by organization name, organization number, or by region.