The Human Rights Action Service


Helping to keep concerned people informed about and responsive to human rights abuses around the world.


As a subscriber to the Human Rights Action Service you can look forward to the following benefits each month:

  • A personalized letter or fax will be sent in your name to a government official or political organization in response to a specific instance of human rights abuse.
    You may preview your letters, if you wish, and are always encouraged to recommend human rights cases to HRAS.

  • You will receive an informative Buyers Guide to Human Rights featuring advice on making wise consumer choices as well as updates on boycotts.

  • In addition, your copy of the Human Rights Media Watch, with its in-depth analysis of the media's coverage of human rights issues, will help you become a more critical newspaper reader and radio listener.

Are you concerned but lack the time to respond? Subscribe today for $50 and the Human Rights Action Service will help turn your concern into action for the next year.

Photography by Mev Puleo

The Human Rights Action Service provides busy people with a way to become better informed and to respond on a monthly basis to human rights abuses in the United States and around the world.

What do we mean by human rights?

HRAS uses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, as a basis for its definition of human rights. The Declaration includes political, civil, economic, and social rights.

Who do we rely on for our sources of information?

HRAS letters and guides draw on alerts from groups such as Amnesty International, Christian Peacemaking Teams, Human Rights Watch, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Peace Brigades International, national human rights commissions, and indigenous rights groups.

Who is the Human Rights Action Service?

HRAS is operated by Bill Ramsey, who has worked promoting human rights and peace for the American Friends Service Committee for over 20 years.

For additional information or to subscribe, send an e-mail message to hras@humanrightsaction.net or call 314-725-5303.