At the end of World War II, allied powers prosecuted those most responsible for Nazi atrocities. That effort was borne from a simple truth articulated by judges of the Nuremburg Tribunal when they commented, “Crimes are committed by men, not by abstract entities.
Technology and human rights
The way that people communicate and access information has been transformed over the last half-century. These technological advances have empowered those defending human rights.
People behind bars have long had special significance for the human rights movement, both as catalysts for action and symbols of injustice.Brazil, one of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing emerging powers also has one of the largest prison populations.
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Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.