Cultural Survival was founded to help protect the human rights, sovereignty, and autonomy of indigenous peoples, by advocating for their rights to their land, resources, languages and cultures. The work of the organization is predicated on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Cultural Survival website provides links to the knowledge and advocacy tools that indigenous communities need, as well as providing direct assistance to such groups. The Cultural Survival site also offers a comprehensive source of information for indigenous communities with links to guidebooks, laws, and reports. The website provides free digital access to the Cultural Survival Quarterly and its archive going back to the first volume from 1982. The Cultural Survival website provides a full-text searchbox and the ability to sign up for email alerts. It also has links to its Twitter account and Facebook page.
[Author: S. Leers]
The European Forum of Official Gazettes site is a simple, free site with links to the official gazettes of European countries. The language of the site is English and contains two types of information: links to official gazettes, and information on the European Forum itself. In 2004 the European Union organizations responsible for Official Gazettes created the European Forum of Official Gazettes and the attendant website. Originally confined to EU countries, in the second year it expanded membership to the European Free Trade Association, European Union Candidate, and European Union Potential Candidate countries. In all there are links to the official gazettes of 38 countries. The website's home page has a left-hand column that allows the visitor to click on the group of countries (EU, EFTA, Candidate or Potential Candidate) and from there click on the link to the official gazette site. It assumes the user knows which country belongs to which category; there is no search engine. The left-hand column also has categories for the members and observers list, which gives contact information for the agencies that are responsible for the gazettes. Under the rubric Library and Directories, the site supplies a set of free publications referring to the European Forum of Official Gazettes (e.g. working documents of various meetings, and reports on recent trends in official gazettes and electronic archiving). For those who are a member of the European Forum there is a members only section which requires ID and password, so the reviewer is unable to comment on this area of the website.
[Author: J. Luke]
The Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) is a project of the University of Texas Libraries to preserve and provide access to material that documents human rights violations throughout the world. The HRDI prioritizes materials that are particularly fragile and susceptible to loss, preserving materials in the University of Texas's collections and also partnering with outside organizations worldwide to assist with their preservation projects. Current HRDI partners include Free Burma Rangers, the Kigali Memorial Centre (Rwanda), and the Texas After Violence Project. HRDI will consider partnering with additional organizations. HRDI provides three primary resources through its website: a gateway to the University of Texas Libraries' human rights collections, links to the websites of human rights organizations, and digital copies of human rights websites, archived by the Internet Archive's Archive-It service. These archived websites can be searched on HRDI's site or on the Archive-It site, but note that searches on HRDI's site are limited to identifying information only and therefore are best used to locate sites generally (e.g. to locate websites about Rwanda). Searches on the Archive-It website search full text and are more appropriate for specific searches. Some HRDI material is not yet available to the public because of privacy and safety concerns for the survivors of human rights crimes documented in the material.
[Author: I. Haight]
InSITE contributors: I. Haight, S. Leers. J. Luke, J. Pajerek (editor)
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