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Safety, Security and Accessible Justice

Useful internet links

This page presents a selection of links to key websites in the area of human rights and justice sector reform.

Annotated Bibliography, Legal Institutions of the Market Economy, World Bank - http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/legal/annotated.doc
An on-line bibliography, prepared by the World Bank, to assist those working on legal and judicial reform in developing and transition countries. The topics cover a range of subjects from court and case management to alternative dispute resolution to judicial independence. They also reflect a variety of approaches, from qualitative descriptions of legal institutions to formal models of the legal process.

Legal Institutions of the Market Economy, World Bank -
http://www1.worldbank.org/publicsector/legal/
The home page of the World Bank's legal and judicial reform group. The site provides information on legal reforms, including links to downloadable papers on relevant subjects.

Human Rights Watch - http://www.hrw.org
The home page of the international NGO working to defend human rights worldwide. This site contains overviews of the human rights situation in almost every country, in addition to reports on themes, such as prisons, child rights and women's right

Amnesty International - http://www.amnesty.org
This site contains links to recent reports on a range of human rights topics and on a number of countries, such as human rights defenders in Mexico and the protection of freedom of expression in Iran. The home page also contains a link to the latest Amnesty International annual report, which contains an overview of the human rights situation in almost all countries.

US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Human Rights Report for 2000 - http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2000
Also takes you to links to previous human rights reports. Full of practical/historical details.


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