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.
Who can be a citizen? Many countries recognize birthright citizenship, meaning that anyone born within a country's territory is automatically a citizen, even if the parents are not citizens. See full-sized image for analysis.
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.
Mazisi Kunene (1930-2006), a South African poet, educator and activist, was an active supporter and organizer of the anti-apartheid movement in Europe and Africa. He later became South Africa’s poet laureate.