This guide provides you with a starting point for doing International Human Rights Law research in our library. It is not comprehensive but rather meant to point you to certain key resources where you can begin your research.
Includes the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, the American Convention on Human Rights and its protocols, and the Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture, among others.
United Nations Treaty-Based Bodies
These United Nations Committees are charged with monitoring the implementation of the United Nations Human Rights coventions.
Monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State Parties and publishes interpretations (called "general comments") of the content of human rights provisions.
Monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. It also monitors implementation of two optional protocols to the Convention, on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
Formerly the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families. Monitors implementation of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families by its State parties.
monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the States Parties. The Optional Protocol to the Convention gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Convention by States parties to the Protocol.
The official United Nations Treaty website including the United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS) and Multlateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General including Certified True Copies of those treaties. Use the latter publication to verify status of the U.N. treaties.
Hein Online's UN Treaty Publications database which includes, among others, the United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS) and the League of Nations Treaty Series (LNTS). It also includes the Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General which gives you the status of those treaties as of 2009.