- Amanakaa Amazon Net: Focuses
on environmental education and indigenous rights throughout the Amazon
region (sign up to receive up-to-date news on human rights issues and
- The American Communication
Association: A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement
of academic research and theories of human communication throughout the
- Andean Commission of
Jurists: ACJ is an international organization working to build
democratic institutions and promote state reform in the Andean countries
of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela (slow-loading,
available in Spanish).
- The Arias Foundation
for Peace and Human Progress: Dedicated to the promotion of gender
rights and development, peace and conflict prevention, and law and civil
society, with a special focus on Central America.
- Casa Alianza:
Non-profit children’s rights organization dedicated to the
rehabilitation and defense of homeless children in Guatemala, Honduras,
Mexico and Nicaragua.
- Derechos Human Rights: An
international organization working for the promotion of human rights
worldwide, with a special focus on Latin America. Covers numerous
current human rights issues and provides links to information sources
and other HR sites.
- Human Rights Watch-Americas:
Contains up-to-date news releases on human rights violations throughout
North America, Central America and Latin America, as well as access to
their World Reports.
- The Organization of American States:
The official site of the OAS, provides information on the latest news
and developments throughout the region, as well as links to official
documents and reports-find OAS treaties, resolutions, conventions and
declarations in the “Documents” section, and for human rights
information select “Human Rights” from the OAS Issues drop-box.
- Inter-American Commission on
Human Rights: Official site of the IACHR, the branch of the OAS
established to observe the overall human rights situation throughout
the region. This site provides complete access to full-text versions
of IACHR Annual Reports, Special Reports, Press Releases, and other
important Basic Documents pertaining to human rights in the
Inter-American Human Rights Database at American University:
Maintained by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at AU.
Contains documents in English and Spanish, including OAS reports
dating back to 1960.
Inter-American Human Rights System at the University of Minnesota:
Maintained by the University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Library.
Provides access to documents pertaining to the IACHR and the
Inter-American Court of Human Rights in English and Spanish.
- United States Agency for
International Development: Contains country-specific information and
links for Latin America and the Caribbean
- Washington Office on Latin Americas:
WOLA monitors the impact of U.S. foreign policy on human rights,
democracy and social and economic development in Latin America (download
reports and other WOLA publications for small fees, including some that
are free of charge).