Wikipedia:WikiProject Human rights

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Welcome to the Human Rights WikiProject on the English Wikipedia! We are an informal group of wikipedians dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to Human rights. Do join us and contribute to the project's development. Thousands of people read our human rights articles every day and editing one is a great way to improve Wikipedia.
Why not check out our most popular articles and see if there is a subject you are interested in that you think you could contribute to? Alternatively, say hello on the talk page or add yourself to our active list of WikiProject Human rights/Participants. We would love your help!

A monthly popular pages report for this project is available, updated by Community Tech bot.


The project's scope includes all subjects predominantly pertaining to human rights, such as:

  • types of human rights in all countries or rights violations
  • laws and court decisions pertaining to human rights
  • individuals or organizations known for human rights advocacy
  • recipients of major human rights prizes
  • individuals who are subjects of major advocacy by human rights groups, such as Amnesty International-designated prisoners of conscience
  • genocides, pogroms, war crimes, police brutality, censorship, and other events widely discussed in a human rights context
  • participants in International Criminal Court proceedings
  • works enumerating or discussing human rights

To avoid diffusing the project's focus, articles on countries, governments, political parties, and political leaders are generally excluded unless they meet one of the above categories.


  • Improve the project's most-viewed pages to Good Article status or higher
  • Create, expand, and improve other articles within the project's scope
  • Provide a centralized location for discussion of human rights topics
  • Tag and classify human rights related articles by status and importance

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The Barnstar of Liberty {{subst:The Human Rights Barnstar|message ~~~~}} Human rights The Human Rights Barnstar

The The Human Rights Barnstar may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of Human rights

The Barnstar of Liberty {{subst:The Barnstar of Liberty|message ~~~~}} Human rights,
Freedom of expression
The Barnstar of Liberty

The The Barnstar of Liberty may be awarded to an editor who contributes significantly to expand or improve Wikipedia's coverage of Human rights or Freedom of expression

This barnstar was proposed by evrik 2005, and was designed by Smurrayinchester.



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Please feel free to list your new Human rights-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main page Wikipedia page. DYN has a 72 hr. time limit from the creation of the article.

  1. Troubled teen industry
  2. Big Excursion
  3. Revival Process
  4. Commission on Unalienable Rights
  5. Geneva Consensus Declaration
  6. Freedom University
  7. Crash Override Network
  8. Social cleansing
  9. Sexual violence in Finland
  10. Doctors of the Dark Side
  11. Casitas del Sur case
  12. I Am A Man!
  13. 99 Percent Declaration
  14. Raihman v. Latvia
  15. Leymah Gbowee
  16. Tawakel Karman
  17. War crimes in Sri Lanka
  18. Omar Deghayes

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Seeking help with Lever Brothers, a company that used forced labour extensively in the Belgian Congo. I want to expand it but another editor who has threatened to either block me or have be blocked keeps deleting large passages seemingly at random.


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