Records of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights
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Scope and Contents
The Records of the UI Center for Human Rights consist primarily of materials concerning the Center's Child Labor Research Initiative (CLRI), supported in part by the U.S. Department of Labor, the United Nations, and the International Labour Office. Records are arranged in the following four series: Administrative, Countries, Conference and Teaching Material, and Reports and Articles.
The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, organized in 1998 by Prof. Burns H. Weston, Prof. Rex Honey and Dorothy M. Paul, grew from the programming efforts of Global Focus: Human Rights '98, initiated and led by Prof. Weston to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10,1948.
In 1999, the program became The UI Center for Human Rights, a unit of The University of Iowa International Programs. According to its web site, its mission is the "promotion and protection of human rights at home and abroad through distinguished multidisciplinary leadership in human rights research, education, and public service to the University, its surrounding communities, the State of Iowa, and beyond."
Papers of Kenneth Cmiel (RG 99.0042)
Records of Students Against Sweatshops (RG 02.06.06)
Box Contents List
Series I: Administrative
Correspondence: U.S. Department of Labor, 2001-2004
----. Sen. Tom Harkin, 2002-2003
----. International Labour Office, 2002-2004
----. Department of Labor midterm review and evaluation
----. Grant activation
----. Request for proposals
----. Statements of work, 2002-2004
----. Administrative reports, 2002-2003
----. Budget cost sharing
Series II: Countries
Series III: Conference and Teaching Material
Teaching About Global Child Labor Conference, July 26-27, 2004:
Child Labor Colloquium, July 2003
Child Labor and International Human Rights reading packet, Spring 2003
----. Spring 2004
Introduction to Global Child Labor: Adult Education Workshop, June 2004
----. July 2004
----. Resource Packet for Teachers, June 2004
Child Labor and International Standards, September 2004
Hazardous Child Labor, October 2004
Child Soldiers, July 2004
Child Slavery, October 2004
Child Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, October 2004
Child Labor and Children's Health, September 2004
Child Labor and International Trade, September 2004
International Human Rights and Child Labor: Research Seminar, Spring 2002
----. Spring 2003
----. Spring 2004
Teaching Child Labor Issues in the Classroom, May 2-3, 2003
Series IV: Reports and articles
Helping Hands or Shackled Lives? Understanding Child Domestic Labour and Responses to It. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2004
Toys of Misery 2004: A Joint Report by National Labor Committee and China Labor Watch, February 2004
Pathbreaking Strategies in the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking: Conference Recommendations. Washington, D.C.: 2003
Committee on the Rights of the Child: Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Partis Under Article 44 of the Convention: Bangladesh, June 2001
A World Fit for Children: Millenium Development Goals, Special Session on Children Documents - The Convention on the Rights of the Child. New York: United Nations, 2002
Press Release: Bellamy and Otunnu Hail Entry Into Force of Optional Protocol on Child Soldiers. New York: United Nations/UNICEF, 2002
Action Against Child Labour 2000-2001: Progress and Future Priorities. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2001
Trafficking in Persons Report: Released by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of State, 2002
AFL-CIO Position Statement on the Global Economy Resolution #3, 2001 Convention
ILO Annual Report 2001; Section on the Effective Abolition of Child Labour
Convention on the Rights of the Child: Cote D'Ivoire. New York: United Nations, 2000
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: List of Issues: India. New York: United Nations, 1999
The ILO: What It Is, What It Does. Geneva: International Labour Organization, n.d.
ILO Conference Proceedings on Child Labour, 1999
Convention on the Rights of the Child: India. New York: United Nations, 1997
Report VI(1) Child Labour: Targeting the Intolerable. Geneva: International Labour Office, 1998
International Labour Office Legislative Series, 1955
Slavery in the 21st Century, Part 1. n.d.
What is Modern Slavery? Anti-Slavery International, 2007
Bonded Labour. Anti-Slavery International, 2007
Child Labour. Anti-Slavery International, 2007
Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
U.S. child labor file (corn detasseling), 2004
The Legal Rights of Cambodian Children, n.d.
Dugger, Celia W. "To Help Poor Be Pupils, Not Wage Earners, Brazil Pays Parents." The New York Times; January 3, 2004
The Exploitation of Child Labor: An Intractable International Problem? Westlaw, 1994
Investing in Every Child: An Economic Study of the Costs and Benefits of Eliminating Child Labour. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2003
Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation: Cambodia
----. The Philippines
Johnson, Katharine. Confronting Child Labor. Rethinking Schools, Summer 2004
Maskus, Keith E. Should Core Labor Standards Be Imposed Through International Trade Policy? Washington, D.C.: The World Bank Development Research Group, August 1997
IPEC Action Against Child Labour, Highlights 2002. Geneva: International Labour Office, October 2002
Pflug, Bharati. An Overview of Child Domestic Workers in Asia. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2002
Post, David. Education and the Child Labor Paradox Today. University Park, PA: Population Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000
Children Without Childhoods. American Educator, Summer 1996
Children Still in the Chocolate Trade. Save the Children, April 2003
Child Labor Research Initiative: Cambodia
Ex-Ugandan Child Soldier Calls for End to Child Exploitation. Chicago Defender, April 20, 2004
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000
Sex Slavery Awaits Ugandan Schoolgirls. BBC News, June 26, 2003
Weston and Sok: International Human Rights and Child Labor Current Students Papers
Proposal for "A Global Assembly on the Right to Health: Achieving Consensus," 2000
Sok, Chivy W. Striving for 'A World Fit for Children' The Global Struggle Against Child Labor. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University, 2004
Combined Fifth Quarterly Report and First Annual Report to the U.S. Department of State re Safeguarding the Global Workplace: A Proposal for University-Based Research on Codes of Conduct Against Global Sweatshop Labor (CCSL). Iowa City: The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, 2002
Nomination for 2005 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize submitted by Chivy W. Sok
Teaching About Global Child Labor: Student Opening Statement by Spencer Lundquist, July 26, 2004
Being a Good Citizen, by Seth Saeugling (Iowa City student)
Hammarberg, Thomas. A School for Children with Rights. Florence, Italy: UNICEF, 1997
The Enslavement of Dalit and Indigenous Communities in India, Nepal and Pakistan Through Debt Bondage. New York: United Nations, 2001
Considering the Issue of Trafficking: Background Paper. New Delhi: Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, 2002
Child Labour and Education: An IPEC Perspective. Geneva: International Labour Office, n.d.
A Future Without Child Labour: Report of the Director-General. Geneva: International Labour Office, 2002
Schrage, Elliot J. Promoting International Worker Rights Through Private Voluntary Initiatives: Public Relations or Public Policy? Iowa City: The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, 2004
Weston, Marta Cullberg. How Could It Happen: Ethno-nationalism and the War in the Former Yugoslavia. Translated by Peter Tucker. Monograph series No. 3, 1994. Psychologists against Nuclear Weapons, for Peace and Ecological Balance.