Music and human rights

Learn more about the connection between music, activism, protest and human rights issues

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In this guide, you will find links to resources that explore, illustrate and examine the connection between music, activism, protest and a variety of human rights issues. They include books and e‑books, magazine articles, journals, newspapers, documentaries and more. For further assistance, please contact the Museum’s Carte International Reference Centre at

The Carte International Reference Centre is not responsible for the content of external links. Inclusion of material in this resource guide does not necessarily represent an endorsement of the views expressed. Material is presented in the language in which it was originally produced.


Articles and Academic Papers

Media Reports