The rule of law presents a path for nations to create a just and humane world. Our resources on human rights examine international systems of justice developed in response to mass violence, past and present. These emcompass struggles around racism, religious intolerance, national origin, gender and sexuality, and sexual expression.
In this audio recording, an actor reads President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s January 6, 1941 address to the nation, featured in the resource book "Fundamental Freedoms: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights." In the speech, Roosevelt presents a vision of a new world order founded on four essential freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.
Caroline Hunter, co-founder of the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement, wears a “No Bullshit, Boycott Polaroid” campaign button, advocating against Polaroid’s contract with the Apartheid government in South Africa.
This arpillera was created by Violeta Morales. The faceless figures next to the women represent the missing victims who dared to oppose Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, from 1973 to 1990. See full-sized image for analysis.
Jimmy Otim was abducted by the LRA as a young student from this classroom in northern Uganda. He went on to become the International Criminal Court’s Field Public Information and Outreach Assistant in northern Uganda.