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Majority Rule/Minority Rights: Resources

Essential Principles

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy. New Haven, CT: Yale Law School, 2008.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp.

13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 1865–70. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/amend1.asp.

Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights, 1789–91.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/rights1.asp.

Constitution of the United States, 1787. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/usconst.asp.

Human Rights Web. "A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights," 1997. http://www.hrweb.org/legal/undocs.html.

Contains descriptions of and links to relevant documents:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

Convention Against Genocide.

King Jr., Martin Luther. "Letter from Birmingham Jail." April 16, 1963. http://www.thekingcenter.org/prog/non/letter.pdf.

———. Nobel Peace Prize Speech (1964). http://www.nobelprizes.com/nobel/peace/MLK-nobel.html.

Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty. http://www.bartleby.com/130/.

Robert, Henry Martyn. Robert's Rules of Order Revised, 1915. http://www.robertsrules.com/history.html.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Committee on Conscience.

"Alert." http://www.ushmm.org/conscience/alert/.

"History." http://www.ushmm.org/conscience/history/.

Netherlands

Buruma, Ian. "The Final Cut." New Yorker, January 3, 2005. http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050103fa_fact1. (on the assassination of Theo van Gogh).

Hirsi Ali, Ayaan. Infidel: The Story of My Enlightenment. New York: Simon & Schuster, Ltd., 2007.

Kramer, Jane. "The Dutch Model: Multiculturalism and Muslim Immigrants." New Yorker, April 3, 2006.

Social and Cultural Planning Office of the Netherlands. Ethnic Minorities and Integration: Outlook for the Future. The Hague: Social and Cultural Planning Office, 2004. http://www.scp.nl/english/publications/books/9037701973/Ethnic_Minorities_and_Integration.pdf. See introduction, pp. 3–6, and introductions to each chapter.

Turkey

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. "Turkey." In Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State, 2007. http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2006/78844.htm.

Federal Research Division. Country Profile: Turkey. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, August 2008. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles/Turkey.pdf.

Fromkin, David. A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1989.

Human Rights Watch. "Europe/Central Asia: Turkey." http://hrw.org/doc?t=europe&c=turkey.

Metz, Helen Chapin, ed. Turkey: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1995. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/trtoc.html.

Sudan

Federal Research Division. Country Profile: Sudan. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, December 2004. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles/Sudan.pdf.

Kristof, Nicholas D. "Genocide in Slow Motion." New York Review of Books 53, no. 2 (February 9, 2006).

Library of Congress. "Portals to the World: Sudan." http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/amed/sudan/sudan.html.

Metz, Helen Chapin, ed. Sudan: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1991. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/sdtoc.html.