Search by theme for Research Working Papers and resources such as relevant journals and other Research Centres. View quick-links for other organisation's databases.

Research Working Papers - Guidelines for Contributors

Research Working Papers are available by theme. Other resources such as relevant journals and other Research Centres are listed on the themes page too.

Other databases

United Nations

  • The basic site at United Nations website has links to the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Universal Declaration, and the UN Treaty Series.
  • The Transitional Justice Database is a multi-disciplinary resource that includes presentations, publications, teaching resources, links to human rights oriented sites and a comprehensive bibliography organised thematically and geographically. Not updated since 2010.
  • The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights also has links to the various treaties and links (particularly via the Publications and Resources tab): for example, there are downloadable collections of the main treaties. There are also links to the Human Rights Monitoring Bodies via the Human Rights Bodies tab.
  • The main body for civil and political rights (which concentrates on civil and political rights) is the Human Rights Committee. This contains materials including the texts of the Covenant and information on signatories and reservations.
  • The main body for economic, social and cultural rights is the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is concerned with the world’s economic, social and environmental challenges. The ECOSOC website includes a database of documents on economic, social and cultural rights.
  • The primary document providing for these rights is the United Nations Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
  • The jurisprudence of the HRC, ECOSOC and the other UN monitoring bodies is at the Treaty Bodies Database. This also contains texts of other materials relevant to the work of the HRC, including reports to it by the State Parties.

University resources

Regional instruments

  • The main source of material is from the European Court of Human Rights, the jurisprudence of which is available via it’s database, HUDOC.
  • The Council of Europe website has all the relevant links to its treaties  and a tab for the ECtHR, which leads to HUDOC. In addition to HUDOC, the ECtHR puts out reports of its activities and has information notes on cases that have been recently decided, and also information sheets and research reports on particular issues. The Sim database also has the ECHR cases organised chronologically and via a keyword index.

Australasian context

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