The following list of websites may be of interest to those seeking to know more about state crime and related topics.
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognised human rights to be respected and protected for everyone. So, outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world, Amnesty work to improve peoples lives through campaigning and international solidarity. Amnesty’s mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. Members and supporters exert influence on governments, political bodies, companies and intergovernmental groups. Activists take up human rights issues by mobilising public pressure through mass demonstrations, vigils and direct lobbying as well as online and offline campaigning.
Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR)
The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, registered with the Bahraini Ministry of Labor and Social Services since July 2002. Despite an order by the authorities in November 2004 to close it, the BCHR is still functioning after gaining a wide internal an external support for its struggle to promote human rights in Bahrain.
Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (CAMPACC)
CAMPACC was formed in March 2001 in response the banning of 21 organisations under powers of the Terrorism Act 2000. The Campaign brings together human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, and communities which find themselves targeted by so-called ‘anti-terrorism’ legislation. CAMPACC organises public meetings, petitions, Parliamentary lobbies, submissions to Parliamentary bodies, as well as protests at court hearings and prisons.
Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)
CIJ advances education for, and public understanding of, investigative journalism, critical inquiry, and in-depth reporting and research.
When compared to others forms of crime, corporate crimes have relatively little media or political attention. Even more lamentably, criminology – the academic discipline that should pay attention to corporate crime – continues to ignore it in favour of an over-emphasis upon the crimes of the relatively powerless. This website is a small contribution to addressing academic and media ignorance.
Crítica Penal y Poder
Crítica Penal y Poder is an electronic journal published by the Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights at the University of Barcelona, Spain. The journal aims to connect the theoretical and academic studies on criminal matters that occur in Europe, North America and Latin America. This special issue (No. 5 Redefining the criminal matter: state crimes, mass atrocities and social harm) published in September 2013, focuses on theoretical and empirical discussion on the redefinition of the object of study of criminology and other social sciences, as a result of the incorporation of the research on state crimes, mass atrocities, international crimes and social harm approaches. It includes articles (in both English and Spanish versions) by three ISCI contributors: Steve Tombs, Kris Lasslett and Tony Ward.
Crimes of War Project
The Crimes of War Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of conflict. Their goal is to promote understanding of international humanitarian law among journalists, policy-makers, and the general public, in the belief that a wider knowledge of the legal framework governing armed conflict will lead to greater pressure to prevent breaches of the law, and to punish those who commit them.
An educational resource at the heart of public debate, criminological research and professional practice.
The War and Peace Report – a US community TV and radio programme, with numerous state crime-related stories.
East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN)
ETAN is a US-based grassroots organisation working in solidarity with the peoples of East Timor and Indonesia. ETAN provides information about, and ways to help, East Timor – which was invaded and subjugated by Indonesia in 1975. East Timor chose independence in August 1999 and was soon destroyed by the Indonesian military. East Timor finally became independent on May 20th, 2002. ETAN educates, organises, and advocates for justice for historic and ongoing crimes against humanity, war crimes, and human rights violations in East Timor and Indonesia.
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
ECCHR initiates, develops, and supports high-impact, strategic human rights litigation to hold state and non-state actors accountable for the violations of the rights of the most vulnerable. ECCHR focuses on cases with the greatest likelihood of setting precedents and advancing policies that strengthen the legal framework for global human rights accountability. ECCHR actively litigates cases and but also researches, investigates, and helps to coordinate the development strategies of legal advocacy around cases.
Forced Migration Online (FMO)
FMO provides access to a variety of online resources dealing with forced migrants worldwide. Designed for use by practitioners, policy makers, researchers, students or anyone interested in the field; FMO aims to give comprehensive information in an impartial environment and to promote increased awareness of human displacement issues to an international community of users. They have prepared an introductory guide to forced migration for visitors who are new to the subject.
Francis Wade has been covering Burma and the Asia-Pacific for four years, and previously worked as a journalist for the award-winning Democratic Voice of Burma news organisation. He has since worked with The Guardian, Foreign Policy Magazine, Al Jazeera English, Asia Times Online, The Times and others, and has been interviewed by Radio Australia, VOA and AFP.
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)
HHI’s mission is to relieve human suffering in war and disaster by advancing the science and practice of humanitarian response worldwide. HHI fosters interdisciplinary collaboration at Harvard University in order to:
- Improve the effectiveness of humanitarian strategies for relief, protection, and prevention;
- Instill human rights principles and practices in these strategies;
- Educate and train the next generation of humanitarian leaders.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. Human Rights Watch stands with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. They investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. They enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
Images as resistance
Exploring the use of image making techniques and images as resistance to violence.
Curated by Rashmi Munikempanna
Impunity Watch is an interactive website that operates as a law review, message board, and blog; it was created with the objective of giving a voice to people who are silenced. Impunity Watchs mission is to monitor and address horrific human rights abuses and possible situations of impunity. Whether the atrocities committed are acts of discrimination, acts of human trafficking such as the forced labor or sexual exploitation of individuals, the denial of access to food and water, acts of genocide, or other violations of fundamental human rights, those who commit these inhumane acts should be held accountable and brought to justice. Impunity Watch will be in the forefront creating awareness of these tragedies.
Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
IRR is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally. It seeks to reflect the experiences of those who suffer racial oppression and draws its perspectives from the most vulnerable in society.
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
The ICIJ is an active global network of reporters who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Centers style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers.
International Human Rights Lexicon [Online Companion]
The online companion of International Human Rights Lexicon (Oxford University Press) by Susan Marks and Andrew Clapham. You will find here treaties, judgments and other documents referred to in the book.
Jewish Voice for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.
John Pilger’s website is an excellent resource and historical record and probably the most comprehensive online collection of the work of a leading investigative journalist. The site hosts many of Pilger’s 58 films for television and cinema which can now be viewed online – including an interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange: ‘The method is Transparency, the goal is Justice’.
Kurdish Human Rights Project
Kurdish Human Rights Project is an independent, non-political human rights organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of the human rights of all persons in the Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and elsewhere. It is a registered charity founded in London in 1992 working with its partner organisations in the regions.
Middle East Monitor (MEMO)
Given the urgent need for supporters of the Palestinian cause to master the art of information gathering, analysis and dissemination, MEMO was established. MEMO aims to facilitate a better understanding and appreciation of the Palestine issue, making a significant contribution to a change of media coverage and official policy on the subject. MEMO aims to provide its clients with up-to-date reporting and carefully reasoned commentaries rooted in factual evidence, whilst combining journalistic and scholarly debate. MEMO acts as an essential point of reference for journalists, researchers, human rights organisations and NGOs, as well as policy and decision-makers across the political spectrum.
Mosireen is a non-profit media collective born out of the explosion of citizen journalism and cultural activism in Egypt during the revolution.
Chomsky’s official website, celebrating his work and encouraging activism worldwide.
Oxford Research Group
The Oxford Research Group (ORG) is one of the UKs leading advocates for the non-military resolution of global conflict. It combines in-depth political and technical expertise with many years experience in promoting serious analysis, dialogue and change. Its long term goal is to encourage and promote a deep shift in the way that people think about security, based on the understanding that lasting security is not attainable through military means. Developing long-term sustainable security for everyone means understanding the root causes of conflict, and promoting dialogue rather than confrontation as the means to a truly secure world.
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC)
(PSC) is an independent, non-governmental and on-party political organisation with members from many communities across Britain, and increasingly throughout the world. PSC represents people in Britain from all faiths and political parties, who have come together to work for peace and justice for the Palestinian people. PSC is opposed to all forms of racism, including anti-Jewish prejudice.
Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT)
RCT is a self-governing institution independent of party politics. As from 2008 RCT is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
The Rendition Project
The Rendition Project is funded under the ESRC’s Small Grants Scheme. It examines the ways in which the Bush administration developed a global system of detention sites, linked by the covert transfer of detainees across state borders. The Rendition Project website is designed to act as a hub for accessing publicly-available data relating to the global system of rendition and secret detention.
Dr Robert Fisk is writer and Middle East correspondent of the The Independent, based in Beirut for more than 30 years.
Waging Peace is a UK-based non-governmental organisation that campaigns against genocide and systematic human rights abuses, with a particular focus on Sudan, Chad and the Central African Republic.
Who Profits from the Occupation?
Who Profits from the Occupation is a research project dedicated to exposing the commercial involvement of Israeli and international companies in the continuing Israeli control over Palestinian and Syrian land. Currently, we focus our attention on three main areas of corporate involvement in the occupation: The Settlement Industry, Economic Exploitation and Control of Population.
Wide Awake Productions
Wide Awake Productions (WAP) is an independent production company making high quality film and documentary. WPA is a team of professional filmmakers based in South East Asia and Europe, whose best work showcases stylish and innovative techniques that break boundaries and tell compelling human stories. WPA’s work on Burma includes documentaries regarding the conflict taking place in Kachin state (northern Burma), the plight of internally displaced people, and the country’s HIV crisis.