Why should I care about human rights?
This article fleshes out some of the ideas in the introduction and would be a good one to read after that.
The massacres in Rwanda were an event that touched me deeply, and taught me much about the world. Here are a couple of good summary articles about why the west should also learn from them.
I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated