86-year-old Maine Vet Speaks
Gay Rights: Very Moving!
Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU works daily in courts, legislatures and communities
to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties
guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution
and laws of the United States. Its job is to conserve America’s
original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Carter Center The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University,
is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary
human suffering. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
and his wife, Rosalynn, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve
the quality of life for people in more than 65 countries. .
Home to socially-concerned, issue-oriented original audio, video,
and written programming, civilrights.org is committed to serving as the
online nerve center not only for the struggle against discrimination in all its
but also to build the public understanding that it is essential for our nation
to continue its journey toward social and economic justice.
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
is one of two bodies
in the inter-American system for the
promotion and protection of human rights.
The Commission has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The other human rights
body is the Inter-American Court
of Human Rights, which is located in San
José, Costa Rica.
International Action Center
Information, Activism, and Resistance to U.S.
Militarism, War, and Corporate Greed,
Linking with Struggles Against Racism and Oppression
within the United States
Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls
by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy.
MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization
that works in partnership with women’s community-based groups
in conflict areas worldwide. Its programs address issues of sustainable development,
community improvement and women’s health; violence and war;
discrimination and racism; self-determination and collective rights;
women’s leadership development; and human rights education.
Sponsored by the American Association for Justice,
this grassroots network works to protect civil justice.
This site provided by Cornell University Law School
is a fully searchable online edition of the US Constitution