Human Rights

African Human Rights Case Law Analyzer
Collection of decisions from the African Human Rights System.
African Human Rights Law Reports (2000 - )
Search the fully-indexed reporters for legal decisions of relevance to human rights law in Africa; include selected domestic decisions from the continent, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the United Nations treaty bodies dealing with African countries
African Human Rights Resource Center
Find African human rights instruments and related documents from the University of Minnesota Human Rights library
African Law Library
The African Law Library is a service offered by African Innovation Foundation in cooperation with its manifold African and international partners providing a portal for searching primary and secondary sources in African law.
Amnesty International
Search the Human Rights Reports by country and Library archives for most reports, news releases and urgent actions published from 1996 to date
Armed Conflict Database: Monitoring Conflicts Worldwide
The Armed Conflict Database, produced by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, focuses on political, military, and humanitarian trends in current inter- and intra-state conflicts and insurgencies. The ACD includes statistics, historical background, and updates on armed conflicts around the world from 1997-present.
ASILGuide to Electronic Resources for International Law
Includes guides for Human Rights, International Commercial Arbitration, International Criminal Law, International Economic Law, International Environmental Law, International Intellectual Property Law, International Organizations, Private International Law, Treaties, and United Nations.
Atrocities and Genocides
Yale 2006 conference presentation of internet resources on genocide research in ten countries
Centre for Human Rights
University of Pretoria's Centre focuses on human rights in Africa; find treaties, documents, law reports, journals, annual reports, and much more
Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC)
Includes 2,500 organizations around the world working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide
Council of Europe
COE has a human rights page with links to many COE divisions, including the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Commission against Racism and Intolerance, and the ECHR (where you can search for cases and European human rights treaties)
Crisis in Darfur
In collaboration with Google Earth, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has brought together compelling visual evidence of the destruction in Darfur
EQUAL-JUS Database
The EQUAL-JUS database, part of the EQUAL-JUS project (the European network for the support of LGBT rights), contains legal documents and references related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
European Court of Human Rights
Search for judgments, decisions, resolutions, and reports of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission of Human Rights, and the Committee of Ministers in the ECHR's powerful HUDOC database (English and French); ECHR opinions are also available in print and on Westlaw and Lexis. More detail about each resource is available in the F/I blog.
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
The official website of the ECCC, a joint partnership of the UN and the Royal Government of Cambodia; find legal documents and other information
For the Record
Search for UN human rights documents by year (1997-2003) and by country
Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database
The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions extracted from 195 constitutions from around the world. The countries are organized according to five geographical regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania) and are reflective of the Member States and Territories of the United Nations. Although a number of constitutional websites and resources that contain constitutions on a global scale are available, this Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is the first searchable database that specifically presents constitutional provisions through a gender lens.
Human Rights Internet
Portal to search for human rights organizations, documents, and other information available online
Human Rights Library
Minnesota's premier and comprehensive searchable collection of human rights documents and information, including treaties and links to organizations
Human Rights Treaties
Chronological list of human rights treaties from The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Human Rights Watch
NGO - Publications include an annual world report and other reports by theme and region; reports on country conditions; most available on line as well
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Cases and reports of the Commission, headquartered in Washington DC, created in 1959 as an autonomous body of the OAS that provides recourse to individuals who have suffered human rights violations - English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Decisions, provisional measures, compliance reports, and advisory opinions of the Court, the autonomous judicial body of the OAS, established in 1979 and headquartered in San José, Costa Rica; great collection of human rights instruments- English and Spanish
International Affairs Resources
Elizabethtown - Internet directory of international affairs, relations, studies, news, etc.
International Council on Human Rights
A forum for applied research, reflection and forward thinking on matters of international human rights policy; find research reports and briefing papers with policy recommendations
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Established by Treaty (Rome Statute), official database with information on current cases and proceedings - English and French; also find Legal Tools, an extraordinary electronic library/database on international criminal law and justice comprising over 40,000 documents, together with four legal research and reference tools developed by lawyers with expertise in international criminal law and justice*
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
Find cases, transcripts, minutes, news, reports, basic documents related to the ICTR - English, French, Rwandan
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Find ICTY cases and judgments, reports, and basic documents - English, French, Macedonian, Albanian
This Guide was written to assist federal judges in managing and resolving federal cases involving international human rights claims, and it provides a comprehensive analysis of all substantive and procedural issues involved. A detailed analysis is provided on the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, and other federal statutes. The book also includes a model scheduling order for human rights cases as well as case summaries, tables, and research references, current as of Dec 31, 2016.
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Find labor conventions, recommendations and standards, including ILOLOEX (searchable database on labor standards) and NATLEX (searchable database of national labor, social security and related human rights legislation)
The Association's website includes country-specific legal information relating to LGBT rights.
Jurisprudence (UN OHCHR )
The database, which contains all the case law issued by the UN human rights expert committees known as the Treaty Bodies, was developed using data from the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at the Utrecht University School of Law. Cases are indexed by various categories, including State, date, subject and keywords, which can all be used as search criteria.
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Searchable library catalogue and articles database; full-text Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol.1 1997-current); many full-text articles in the Electronic Journals Library
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Find news and events, publications, international law and human rights insturments, and a searchable database for human rights documents of the OHCHR's Charter or treaty-based bodies; click on "Countries," then "Human Rights in World" - select a region and find valuable reports
Prevent Genocide International
A global education and action network for the prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity; find domestic genocide laws around the world and international genocide conventions (last updated in 2005)
Project Diana
Yale project - find full-text of core human rights decisions and documents
Representing Children Worldwide (RCW)
Created by the Yale RCW clinic - contains child protective and custody law for every U.S. state and every country as of 2005.
Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSC-SL)
Created jointly by Sierra Leone government and UN, closed in 2013 - Find all archived documents including indictments, transcripts, judgments, daily journals, audio and video of the trials, and more
Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Find the TRC final and popular reports, images, video testimony, national vision for Sierra Leone, research data, legal resources, bibliography, and extensive links.
SIM Documentation Site
Collection of human rights open-access databases allowing access to human rights documents, case law, and other legal materials
South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Videotape Collection
Yale Artemis Project - watch streaming video of news broadcasts assembled by journalist Max Du Preez, covering the history and activities of the Commission
UCLA Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project
The UCLA Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project is a database covering comprehensive summaries of judgments rendered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, established by UN General Assembly, is mandated to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide; hosts the powerful RefWorld database, a collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks; take note of the publication entitled "State of the World's Refugees"
UN Human Rights Treaties - Travaux Préparatoires
A database of drafting histories from the major post-World War II human rights treaties compiled by U. Virginia law librarians, alumni and faculty.
UN Human Rights Treaties Travaux Préparatoires (UVA)
A searchable database of the travaux preparatoires of the core human rights agreements assembled by UVA law librarians, faculty and alumni. The website has extensive subject search capability and provides linkage to full-text official UN documents comprising the drafting histories of the nine major Conventions: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), 1965 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), 1966 International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), 1966 -- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979 -- Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984 -- Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 1989 -- International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 1999 -- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006 --International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 2006
UN OHCHR -- Combating discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
An independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress whose goals are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide; includes a library with digital collections including peace agreements, terrorism/counter-terrorism resources, and afghan oral histories, as well as library catalog with full-text USIP Special Reports and Peaceworks