Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation in the USA
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Conflict Resolution, Peacemaking, and Non-Violence
Laws including International Treaties
USA government contacts
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In keeping with a broad definition of "peacebuilding," these links include work of those in civil society and government on conflict resolution, violence reduction, human rights, legal development and good governance. Peacemakers Trust has compiled these links for research purposes, and cannot take responsibility for contents of third party web sites. Inclusion of a link to a site does not imply endorsement by or association with Peacemakers Trust. Please contribute suggestions.
Conflict Transformation in the USA
Alliance for Peacebuilding. AFP homepage.
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), Washington DC.
Community Boards, San Francisco. Established in 1976, Community Boards is the oldest public conflict resolution center in the USA.
International Center for Transitional Justice, New York. See ICTJ's activity concerning Canada's indigenous peoples.
Mennonite Central Committee, works on peace, advocacy and restorative justice in USA.
National Association of Community and Restorative Justice . NACRJ home page.
National Association for Community Mediation. NAFCM home page.
Peace and Justice Studies Association. PSA home page.
US Institute for Peace. USIP home page. Resources, research, education and events.
Peace and Disarmament Activists
American Friends Service Committee. CFSC works on peace, human rights, corporate responsibility, militarism and war, Aboriginal land and treaty rights, environmental issues, restorative justice, and international development projects.
Christian Peacemaker Teams. CPT works on violence reduction in US communities.
Peace Women: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, pages of NGO contacts in the United States and Canada. The PeaceWomen Project monitors and works toward rapid and full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.
Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU works "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States."
Amnesty International. This page contains Amnesty International's reports about human rights concerns in the USA.
US Department of State: US Treaty Reports. Includes links to the USA's human rights reports to UN Treaty Bodies.
Human Rights Watch (HRW). This page hosted by Human Rights Watch contains HRW reports about human rights concerns in the USA.
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). See the International Committee of the Red Cross page on International humanitarian law and terrorism: questions and answers Geneva: ICRC, 2001, which can be downloaded for distribution.
Other human rights organizations in the USA are listed in Wikipedia.
Laws and Policies including International Human Rights Treaties (English)
International Labour Organization (ILO). This page provides information on US ratifications of ILO Conventions with links through to the text of the relevant conventions.
UN Human Rights Conventions ratified by the USA on the site of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR). Scroll down on left side of linked page for the USA.
Libraries and Other Resources
News and Information Sources
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