Majority Rule/Minority Rights: Resources


Essential Principles

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy (2008). New Haven: Yale Law School. Contains descriptions of and links to relevant documents, including:

     13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, 1865–70 (link).
     Civil Rights Act of 1964, July 2, 1964 (link).
     Constitution of the United States, 1787 (link).
     Constitution of the United States, Bill of Rights, 1789–91 (link).
     Voting Rights Act of 1965, August 6, 1965 (link).

Human Rights Web, "A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights" (1997).
     Contains descriptions of and links to relevant documents, including:
     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).
     Nobel Peace Prize Speech (December 10, 1964). 

Mill, John Stuart, On Liberty (available online at Project Guttenberg).

Robert, Henry Martyn. Robert's Rules of Order Revised, 1915 (full version / summary version).
     Current revised versions are available on other websites for purchase or in libraries.

“Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” FDR Library.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (home page).


Economist magazine: Topics: Netherlands. See, e.g., 
     “Enlightened Intolerance?” April 16, 2014.

The New York Times: Times Topics: Netherlands.

Buruma, Ian. "The Final Cut." New Yorker, January 3, 2005 (on the assassination of Theo van Gogh).

Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl (available in several editions). See also Anne Frank Museum web site.

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

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: 2004 (Search title for PDF.)

U.S. Dept. of State Human Rights Country Reports (go to current year Country Report drop down menu for Netherlands).


Economist magazine:  Topics: Turkey. See e.g.:
      Special Report: Turkey. “Erdogan’s New Sultanate.” February 6, 2016.
     “No Longer a Shining Example.” January 4, 2014.

The New York Times: World: Times Topics: Turkey. See, e.g.: 
     “What’s in the Refugee Deal With Turkey? Controls, Concessions and Swaps.” March 19, 2016.
     "Turkey: Authorities Take Over Another Opposition News Source.” March 9, 2016.
     “The West Must Stop Giving Turkey a Free Pass.” Opinion, by Behlul Ozkan.” February 2, 2016.
     “Turkey’s Authoritarian Drift.” Opinion, by Mustafa Akyol.” November 10, 2015.
     "Turkey’s Troubling Isis Game, Opinion by Roger Cohen.” November 7, 2015.
     “Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul.” Travel Section, February 2, 2014

Amnesty International: Turkey.

Center for American Progress
     “Freedom of the Press and Expression in Turkey.” by Max Hoffman and M. Werz (May 14, 2013).

Freedom House, “Democracy in Crisis: Corruption, Media, and Power in Turkey (2014).”

Human Rights Watch. Europe/Central Asia: Turkey.

International Crisis Group
     “The Human Cost of the PKK Conflict in Turkey: The Case of Sur.” March 16, 2016.

Physicians for Human Rights
     "PHR Documents Improper Use of Teargas and Unnecessary Force on Protesters in Turkey.” July 11, 2013.

Reporters Without Borders: 2015: Turkey.

New York Times Magazine, “Whose Turkey Is It.” by Suzy Hansen, February 5, 2014.

U.S. Dept. of State Human Rights Country Reports (go to current year Country Report drop down menu for Turkey).

World Affairs Journal, “Erodgan’s War on Independent Media.” November/December 2013.


Economist magazine:  Topics: Sudan. See, e.g.:
     “The International Criminal Court: The Battle Against Impunity Goes On.” October 31, 2015
     “Sudan’s Politics: May the Only Man Win.” April 18, 2015.
     “Under Omar al-Bashir, Sudan in Steepening Decline.” February 1, 2014.
     “Sudan’s Reshuffle: Out With the Old, In With the New.” December 12, 2013.

The New York Times: World: Times Topics: Sudan. See, e.g.:
     “Don’t Forget Darfur.” Op-Ed by Eric Reeves. February 11, 2016.
     “BNP Paribas Admits Guilt and Agrees to Pay $8.9 Billion Fine to U.S..” June 30, 2014.
     “Christian Sudanese Woman and Her Family in Protection of U.S. Embassy.” June 27, 2014.
     “One-Sided Vote in Disputed District [Abyei].” October 31, 2013.

African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS)
     Declaration of Guiding Principles for Constitution Making, June 6, 2013.

International Crisis Group
     “Hassan al-Turabi’s Islamist Legacy in Sudan” by Magnus Taylor. March 10, 2016.    

New York Review of Books. "Genocide in Slow Motion" by Nicholas D. Kristof. February 9, 2006.

Save Darfur Campaign (home page).

U.S. Dept. of State Human Rights Country Reports (go to current year Country Report drop down menu for Sudan).