Trial access to Human Rights Studies Online

By Bob Burns|November 21, 2014|Africa, Anthropology and Sociology, Development Studies, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Law, Politics and International Relations, South East Asia|0 comments

Human Rights Studies Online

SOAS Library currently has trial access (until 21 December 2014) to Human Rights Studies Online from Alexander Street Press.

Access (on-campus only) at:

The collection brings together comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection includes 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video.

The collection takes a case study approach, providing primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.

Materials include:

  • Contemporary personal accounts
  • Contemporaneous television footage, photographs, and NGO press releases
  • Government, NGO, and court documentation
  • Documentaries, interviews, monographs, essays, and articles that help contextualize the primary sources
  • Reference material such as maps, bibliographies, chronologies, and newly commissioned essays that provide key overviews and analyses of events
  • Links to third-party web content, including resources local and contemporaneous to the events.

Content is provided by preeminent historical archives and content partners including

  • BBC
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • UK House of Commons
  • Journeyman Pictures
  • the NARA Archives (including the Clinton Presidential Library)
  • The Digital Archive of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors (DACHS)
  • Harvard University Press

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