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Human Rights Organisations and Publication


This list contains links to human rights legislation, names of governing councils, commissions, courts, programs and other authorities. Sections of human rights, refugees and migration, training in peace-building, rights of children and women, death penalty and health aid.


Organisation Self-Description Website Category Misc
Universal Declaration of Human Rights international legislation http://www.humanrights.com/?gclid=CPHmy8Xy86cCFUFC4QoduCB4Zw#/home/?source=gaw Human Rights - International & Regional Order free DVD and guide kit - http://www.humanrights.com/freeinfo.html
United Nations - Human Rights international; founded in 1945 by 51 states committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights http://www.un.org/en/rights/ Human Rights - International & Regional See also Humanitarian Affairs - http://www.un.org/en/humanitarian/
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights mandated to promote and protect human rights for all http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx Human Rights - International & Regional  
Council of Europe's Human-Rights Commissioner an independent institution within the Council of Europe, mandated to promote the awareness of and respect for human rights in 47 Council of Europe member states http://www.coe.int/t/commissioner/about/biohammarberg_en.asp Human Rights - International & Regional Currently Thomas Hammarberg
International Commission on Human Rights aims to enhance the conditions of being equal through protective measures http://orgs.tigweb.org/international-commission-on-human-rights Human Rights - International & Regional  
European Court of Human Rights (HUDOC) & the Convention The European Convention on Human Rights is an international treaty under which the member States of the Council of Europe promise to secure fundamental civil and political rights, not only to their own citizens but also to everyone within their jurisdiction http://www.echr.coe.int/echr/en/header/case-law/hudoc/hudoc+database/ Human Rights - International & Regional The European Convention on Human Rights in 31 Languages - http://www.echr.coe.int/ECHR/EN/Header/Basic+Texts/The+Convention+and+additional+protocols/The+European+Convention+on+Human+Rights/
Initiative on Legal Empowerment for the Poor United nations Developing Programme http://www.undp.org/legalempowerment/?gclid=CPqZsf3686cCFQoa4QodKzD-aw Human Rights - International & Regional available in English, Spanish and French; see also the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor - http://www.undp.org/legalempowerment/clep_archive/index.html
International Criminal Court investigates and prosecutes those individuals accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, and crimes of war http://www.hrw.org/legacy/campaigns/icc/ Human Rights - International & Regional  
International Court of Justice the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN) http://www.icj-cij.org/ Human Rights - International & Regional  
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) advocates for justice and defends freedom throughout the Americas http://www.oas.org/en/topics/human_rights.asp Human Rights - International & Regional watch the video archive - http://www.oas.org/en/media_center/videos.asp
Committee on the Rights of the Child UN http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/ Human Rights - International & Regional country information - http://www.unhcr.ch/laenderinformationen.html
UN Human Rights Council inter-governmental body made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/ Human Rights - International & Regional  
Human Rights Committee UN http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/ Human Rights - International & Regional  
Amnesty International a campaigning organisation; protects people wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied http://www.amnesty.org.uk/ Human Rights - International & Regional Amnesty Blogs: http://blogs.amnesty.org.uk/
UN Watch non-governmental organization based in Geneva whose mandate is to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its own Charter http://www.unwatch.org/site/c.bdKKISNqEmG/b.1277549/k.D7FE/UN_Watch__Monitoring_the_UN_Promoting_Human_Rights.htm Human Rights - International & Regional  
Human Rights Watch international leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights http://www.hrw.org/ Human Rights - International & Regional content available in several languages
Statewatch a non-profit-making voluntary group monitoring the state and civil liberties in Europe http://www.statewatch.org/ Human Rights - International & Regional database holding over 25,000 records
International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions international forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of national human rights institutions http://nhri.net/ Human Rights - International & Regional key global and regional documents
The Public Law Project (PLP) independent, national legal charity which aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access is restricted by poverty, discrimination or similar barriers http://www.publiclawproject.org.uk/ Human Rights - International & Regional  
Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) not-for-profit, campaign, research and advocacy organization based in UK; consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council http://www.ihrc.org/ Human Rights - International & Regional See the IHRC reports

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