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This list was generated by Lyonette Louis-Jacques:

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-1999.

Council of the European Union: First Annual Report on Human Rights

Adopted by the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on October 11, 1999, this report covers the period June 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999 and "intends to explain how the [European] Union's headway towards integration is paralleled in the field of human rights." The Report is offered as part of a wider effort to promote transparency of the EU's human rights policies. To that end, it explains the major actors of the Union's human rights policies and their goals, methods, and activities. While concentrating on external relations, the Report does explore some human rights issues within the EU area, specifically racism. The report is offered in six sections in HTML or MS Word format. [MD]"

See also the new Internet database on the planned EU human rights charter:

From the U.S. Department of State:

Ethnic Cleansing in Kosovo: An Accounting (December 1999)

Erasing History: Ethnic Cleansing in Kosovo (May 1999)

Initial Report of the United States of America to the UN Committee Against Torture (October 15, 1999)

U.S. Report Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (July 1994)

American Journal of International Law

From the United States Institute of Peace (which also has special reports on Rwanda, NATO at Fifty, Genocide, Bosnia, etc. at http://www.usip.org/oc/specialreports.html):

The Genocide Convention at Fifty (William Schabas, January 1999)
(Professor Schabas has a book forthcoming in Spring 2000 from Cambridge University Press called _Genocide in International Law: The Crime of Crimes_)

U.S. Human Rights Policy: A 20-Year Assessment (Debra Liang-Fenton, June 1999)

Rwanda: Accountability for War Crimes and Genocide (January 1995)

From the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe:

Kosovo/Kosova - As Seen, As Told (a two-part, 900+ page analysis of the human rights findings of the OSCE Kosovo Verification Mission covering from October 1998 through 31 October 1999)

From the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders of the FIDH, the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues:

Human Rights Defenders on the Front Line: Annual Report 1999

Human Rights Defenders in the Frontlines: Annual Report 1998

From Freedom House:

Freedom in the World: The Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties, 1998-1999
(they've published this survey since 1978; it's 600 pages long in paper format and covers 191 countries)

From the Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation:

2000 Index of Economic Freedom

From Harvard Jean Monnet Papers:

Philip Alston and J. H. H. Weiler, "An 'Ever Closer Union' in Need of a Human Rights Policy: The European Union and Human Rights" (No. 1/99)

HH Weiler & Sybilla C. Fries, "A Human Rights Policy for the European Community and Union: The Question of Competences" (No. 4/99)

From the European Lawyers' Union = Union des Avocats Europeens:

The Human Rights Journal = Le Journal des Droits de L'Homme (full texts in PDF format from January to December 1999; focus on European human rights)

From Australia:

Our Culture: Our Future: Report on Australian Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights (1998)
(380-page in PDF format; commissioned by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC))

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