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Opinions of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention - 2011

Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, 2011.

Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, 2007.
United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders [Bangkok Rules]
African Youth Charter, July 2, 2006.
Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct of 2002, reproduced in Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Annex.
Final Comminique of the 9th Extra-Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights held in Banjul, The Gambia from 23 February to 3 March 2011.
Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Tunisia, 2011
Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in the Arab Republic of Egypt, 2011
Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Algeria, 2011
Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in the Great Socialist Peoples’ Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, 2011
Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Cote d’Ivoire, 2011
Resolution on the Electoral Process and Participative Governance in the Republic of Benin, 2011
Resolution on Electoral Processes and Participatory Governance in Africa, 2011
The human right to water and sanitation,
U.N. General Assembly, Sixty-fourth session, U.N. Doc. A/64/L.63/Rev.1 (2010).
National report submitted in accordance with paragraph 15 (a) of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, United States of America, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/WG.6/9/USA/1 (2010)
Human Rights Committee Session 98
Expanded Korean Library

National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010)

Expanded Japanese Library

U.S. Military Medicine in War on Terror Prisons
Resources for Researching Country Conditions
International Women's Rights Action Watch
Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2007.

Law for the Promotion of the Ainu Culture and for the Dissemination and Advocacy for the Traditions of the Ainu and the Ainu Culture
Japanese 

Country reports of the Inter-American Commission

Special reports of the Inter-American Commission

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Fair Trial and Legal Assistance in Africa

Opinions of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

Ad Hoc Comm. on a Comprehensive and Integral Int'l Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities, Draft Report, Annex II: Draft Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Prevention of Human Rights Violations Committed with Small Arms and Light Weapons

International Human Rights Instruments by Subject in French

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, Human Rights Council, Report to the General Assembly on the First Session of the Human Rights Council

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights Council, Report to the General Assembly on the First Session of the Human Rights Council

Hague Conventions

Resources for Researching Country Conditions

Leila Zerrougui et al., Situation of the Detainees at Guantánamo

Ms. Barbara Frey, Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Prevention of human rights violations committed with small arms and light weapons

Bibliography of Latin American Literature and Film Relating to Human Rights

Education, Curricula, and Teaching Materials Links - categorized list

The Cleveland Principles of International Law on the Detention and Treatment of Persons in Connection with the "Global War on Terror."

Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation

Alien Torts Claims Act (ATCA)

UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

Second and Third Periodic Report of the United States of America to the UN Committee on Human Rights Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

CCPR Concluding Observations in French

CCPR General Comments in French

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) 2001.

Additional Protocol to the Convention on cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems (2003)

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, concerning Biomedical Research (2005)

Convention on contact concerning children (2003)

Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (2005)

Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (2005)

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005)

Resolution On The Human Rights Situation In Togo, African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Resolution On The Human Rights Situation In Darfur, Sudan, African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Council of the League of Arab States, Arab Charter on Human Rights

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Country Reports

Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

The Need to Ensure a Healthy Environment for the Well-Being of Individuals

Convention concerning Minimum Wage Fixing, with Special Reference to Developing Countries

Recommendation concerning Minimum Wage Fixing, with Special Reference to Developing Countries

Convention concerning Basic Aims and Standards of Social Policy

Convention concerning the Protection of Wages

Procedural Decisions of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Procedural Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Procedural Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Procedural Decisions of the Human Rights Committee

Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security

Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe

Disaster Response

International Humanitarian Law

Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: A Manual on Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers

United Nations High Commissioner For Human Rights Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Trafficking

Organization of American States Convention on Territorial Asylum

Organization of American States Convention on Diplomatic Asylum

Over 4,000 Human Rights Links

War in Iraq links

War in Afghanistan Links

Human Rights Topic Guides in English and Russian

Inter-American Commission Jurisprudence in English

Inter-American Commission Jurisprudence in Spanish

Inter-American Court on Human Rights Documents in English

Inter-American Court on Human Rights Documents in Spanish

CCPR Jurisprudence in English

CCPR General Comments in English

CCPR Concluding Observations in English

CCPR Jurisprudence in Spanish

CCPR General Comments in Spanish

CCPR Concluding Observations in Spanish

CAT Jurisprudence in English

CAT Jurisprudence in French

CAT Jurisprudence in Spanish

CAT Concluding Observations in English

CAT Concluding Observations in French

CAT Concluding Observations in Spanish

CESC General Comments in English

CESC General Comments in French

CESC General Comments in Spanish

CESC Concluding Observations in English

CESC Concluding Observations in French

CESC Concluding Observations in Spanish

CEDAW General Recommendations in English

CEDAW Concluding Observations in English

CERD Jurisprudence in English

CERD General Recommendations in English

CERD Concluding Observations in English

CERD Concluding Observations in Spanish

CRC General Comments in English

CRC Concluding Observations in English

African Commission on Human and People's Rights Decisions in English

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights Decisions in French

Database of Country reports by UN treaty bodies

Database of UN ratification information

Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child

Convention on Technical and Vocational Education

Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development

U.S. - State Human Rights Commissions

Declaration on the Decade of a Culture of the Rights of the Child in West Africa

 



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