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Rubenstein Library Resources on Diplomacy and International Relations: Human Rights and Nongovernmental Organizations

Designed to support the Rethinking Diplomacy Program, this guide provides an overview of resources available in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Rubenstein Library's Human Rights Archive

The Rubenstein Library's Human Rights Archive partners with the human rights community to preserve the history and legacy of human rights around the world. Its archival partners include grassroots organizations and transnational NGOs, religious and political leaders, human rights advocates and artists. Only selected collections are listed here. For a more comprehensive list of the Human Rights Archive's holdings, see this guide.

Marshall Meyer's Activism

Immigration and Human Rights

Americans For Immigrant Justice records
Mark Danner papers
International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) records
Marshall T. Meyer papers
National Coalition for Haitian Rights records
Marty Rosenbluth
Women's Refugee Commission Records

Human Rights Abuses

Global Rights Records

International Monitor Institute records

The non-profit agency International Monitor Institute (IMI) operated between 1993 and 2003, primarily to assist international war-crimes tribunals by collecting, indexing and organizing visual evidence of violations of international human rights law. The Photographic Series contains groupings of images taken in areas of conflict around the world which form visual evidence gathered by the United Nations' Human Commission on Refugees (UNHCR).  The Organizational Records Series contains documents and records produced and maintained by IMI related to the monitoring of international human rights abuses in the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and other regions, with a bulk of material documenting the genocide in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. The series focuses on IMI's searches, solicitation, and acquisition of audiovisual material from various news outlets and production companies, as well as from independent organizations and individuals. The series also has numerous transcripts from the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and transcripts of the Radio-Télévision Libres des Milles Collines broadcasts inciting genocide in Rwanda. 

Marshall T. Meyer Papers
Patricia Murphy Derian Papers
Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) records

Restorative Justice

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) records
International Monitor Institute records
Juan E. Méndez papers
Washington Office on Latin America records