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ENG 101 - Human Rights Abuses

This guide will help you find information about a country and human rights abuses that occur in that country.

2. Explore a Human Rights Issue

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to explore human rights abuses to find one that you want to write about. You can also use this page to do some initial background research if you've already decided on an issue.

First begin by examining the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from the United Nations below, which outlines what falls under the category of human rights (as opposed to other kinds of rights):

United Nations - Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Now that you have an idea what rights qualify as human rights, explore the resources below to select a human rights issue to write about. Remember to make sure you can find enough information sources about the issue/abuse to complete your assignment.

Consider the following topics; these issues are well-covered and have a good bit of information written about them, so are good places to start. These links will take you to Topic Pages in Gale Global Issues in Context to explore these issues further:

To browse for additional issues, explore the Human Right's Watch website below:

Also, explore issues in the Global Issues in Context database, but make sure you're looking at an issue that qualifies as a human right - not everything in this database will be about human rights, but there is a lot of information that is.