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The Human Rights Action Service

The Human Rights Action Service provides busy people with a way to become better informed and to respond on a monthly basis to human rights abuses in the United States and around the world via the Human Rights Media Watch newsletter and the Buyer’s Guide to Human Rights newsletter.

What do we mean by human rights?

HRAS uses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, as a basis for its definition of human rights. The Declaration includes political, civil, economic, and social rights.

Who do we rely on for our sources of information?

HRAS letters and guides draw on alerts from groups such as Amnesty International, Christian Peacemaking Teams, Human Rights Watch, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Peace Brigades International, national human rights commissions, and indigenous rights groups.

Who is the Human Rights Action Service?

HRAS is operated by Bill Ramsey, who has worked promoting human rights and peace for the American Friends Service Committee for over 20 years.

For additional information or to subscribe, send an e-mail message to [email protected] or call 314-725-5303.