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Let’s Celebrate the 70th Anniversary for Equality, Justice, and Human Dignity

Did you know that December 10th is the day to celebrate Human Rights? In 1948, The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Palais de Challoit, Paris after the Second World War. The Declaration advocates that every one of us is inherently entitled dignity and equality as a human being regardless of race, color, religion, gender, language, political, or other opinion or social origin, property, birth, or other status.

Here are a selected bibliography related to Human Rights:

From a native daughter : colonialism and sovereignty in Hawaiʻi / Haunani-Kay. Trask; University of Hawaii at Manoa. Center for Hawaiian Studies.; 1999; Rev. ed..
Available at UH Law: Hawaiian (DU627.8 .T73 1999 ) and other locations

Human rights in the United States : beyond exceptionalism / Shareen Hertel; Kathryn Libal; Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
Available at UH Law: Main Collection (JC599.U5 H754 2011 )

Vulnerable and marginalised groups and human rights / David S Weissbrodt; Mary Rumsey; Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2011
Available at UH Law: Main Collection (K3242 .V85 2011 )

Women, gays, and the constitution : the grounds for feminism and gay rights in culture and law / David A. J. Richards; Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 1998
Available at UH Law: Main Collection (KF4754.5 .R53 1998 ) and other locations

Human Rights Campaign : Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and commits to making HRC’s vision a reality. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. The Campaign promotes public education and welfare for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and strives to end discrimination against LGBT people and to install fairness and equality for all.

Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Human Rights Chamber is a judicial body established under Annex 6 to the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Dayton Peace Agreement) The Chamber has the order to consider alleged or apparent violations of human rights as provided in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Particular priority is given to allegations of especially severe or systematic violations, as well as those founded on alleged discrimination on prohibited grounds. The Chamber is composed of 14 members. Four members were appointed by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and two by the Republika Srpska . The remaining eight members are internationals and were appointed by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. The members appointed are all distinguished lawyers and bring to the Chamber a wide variety of experience in different backgrounds including the judiciary, the academic sphere, private legal practice, administration and politics, and international, criminal and human rights law.

American Immigration Lawyers Association
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of immigration lawyers and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Established in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise to advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. There is a full text resource guide examining the issues around immigration law reform. The site also includes a searchable directory of immigration lawyers and a page of related web links. Parts of the site are restricted to members only.