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The alleged military purge is in response to a mutiny at Kati military barracks outside the Malian capital Bamako.

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Human Rights Organizations and Resources

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world. Today, as more than two billion people live under oppressive rule, Freedom House speaks out against the main threats to democracy and empowers citizens to exercise their fundamental rights. 
Human Rights First was founded in 1978 as the Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights to promote laws and policies that advance universal rights and freedoms. It works to protect and defend the dignity of each individual through respect for human rights and the rule of law.
Human Rights Watch is a non-governmental organization that conducts investigations of human rights violations worldwide. Site includes publications, campaigns, news and human rights information by country.
The IRC provides relief, respect and renewal to refugees and victims of armed conflict around the world.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.
Includes general information on human rights; treaties, declarations and laws; current activities and press releases; and information on each member country. The High Commissioner's page is especially useful.

Includes documents, bibliographies and Research Guides, links and a search engine that allows searching across multiple human rights sites.


Social Science and African Studies Bibgliographer

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Emilie Songolo
Memorial Library
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Subjects: Africa, Ethnic Studies

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