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Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute's Guide to Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

The International Bill of Human Rights

The Core International Human Rights Instruments and Their Monitoring Bodies

There are nine core international human rights treaties. Each of these treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation of the treaty provisions by its States parties.

United Nations Website about Human Rights

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Information retrieval on human rights

Official Document Search

The Official Document System of the UN is a massive database of UN documents. It includes:

1. Official UN Documents from 1993 onwards (with older documents being added gradually). The documents include:

Documents relating UN meetings
Documents from commissions
Resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards

A good introduction: Research Guide http://research.un.org/en/docs/symbols

2. UN Sales Publications, Treaties and Press Releases are not included in the database. To find UN Sales Publications use UNBISNET. To find Treaties use the UN Treaties database

3. Task: Open ODS Official Document Search (ODS) https://documents.un.org/prod/ods.nsf/home.xsp

Find S/RES/2438 (2018)

What is the Resolution about and what countries are addressed?

Recalling-what does that means?

4. Find: A/RES/74/9
What is the resolution about?

Look for the voting result https://digitallibrary.un.org/search?ln=en&cc=Voting+Data

How did the states vote? How many yes and how many no?

Human Rights - The system for Human Rights protection
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (​OHCHR)


All Human Rights Bodies


Charter Based Body Database

Treaty Bodies https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/Pages/Overview.aspx

Status of Ratifications