The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1948 lists the fundamental human rights that are common to all people. These rights include the right to life, the prohibition against slavery, torture and arbitrary arrest, equality before the law, and the freedom of movement, peaceful assembly, and participation in government. Subsequent international human rights treaties and state practice have elaborated upon and expanded these rights, thus making international human rights a large and complicated field. Researchers in the field of international human rights must navigate a sometimes confusing array of treaties, reports, case law and other documents.
-- Georgetown University Library, Human Rights Law Research Guide
The role of research in the creation and sustaining of a more socially just, equitable and humane world cannot be undervalued. Social justice research has the potential, through its direct application, to aid in resolving concrete social problems, organizing social change efforts, influencing public policy, meeting community-based needs, and transforming institutions.
-- Georgetown University, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
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-- University of California, Davis, Social Justice Initiative