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10 Best Articles on Human Rights

The most useful articles on human rights from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Human Rights Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on human rights by Refind users.

  1. Urgent action needed over artificial intelligence risks to human rights
  2. How forensic science can aid the human rights movement
  3. My Neighbor the Suspected War Criminal
  4. China & Uighurs: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
  5. 99 Good News Stories From 2022

Videos

Watch a video to get a quick overview.

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on human rights—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on human rights.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Human Rights, including:

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Project Syndicate

The World’s Opinion Page, featuring exclusive commentaries by scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and civic activists.

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Reveal

Nonprofit investigative newsroom. 📧 Subscribe: http://revealnews.org/newsletter 🟢 Support: http://bit.ly/reveal-join 🎧 Weekly podcast: http://revealnews.org/podcast

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Boston Review

A political and literary forum, independent and nonprofit since 1975. NEWSLETTER: http://bit.ly/3QVdxGD MEMBERSHIP: http://bit.ly/2F1gdys

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Sky News

For breaking news @SkyNewsBreak. Watch live on Sky 501, Virgin Media HD 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube. Download our app: http://onelink.to/skynews

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The Economist

News and analysis with a global perspective. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/3u4PBrh

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