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Online Human Rights Library Opened in Belgrade

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The Online Human Rights Library with close to 7,000 books on the subject of human rights was presented and officially opened on March 15, 2013, at the House of Human Rights and Democracy in Belgrade. On the URL www.hrlibrary.rs, the visitors can browse the available books on theory and practice of human rights. 

The online library is a part of the first regional Human Rights Library and is opened for activists, students and researchers in the area of human rights. Maja Stojanović, Programming Director at Građanske inicijative (Civic Initiatives NGO) and Chairwoman of the Board of the House of Human Rights and Democracy officially opened the library and expressed her hopes that it will allow the students and researchers, but also members of the general public work more seriously on the subject of human rights.

The library offers, adequate literature, a place for visitors to read, learn and research, which will facilitate the process of researching of human rights and public advocacy. The library aims to contribute to the building of a culture of respect for human rights and raised awareness about the improtance of development of theory and practice of human rights in Serbia.

All interested citizens, students and researches can open a user account on the website www.hrlibrary.rs or log in through their Facebook profile, which will allow them to browse and reserve books to check out or read on the premises.

All books are indexed and easily searchable and the website intends to open a forum for commenting on the publications in the library. 

The creation of the Library of Human Rights was supported by USAID, through the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC). (Source: Građanske inicijative/ISC)

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