20 years OHCHR (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights)
A new official website to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this major UN agency . It includes news and links to key achievements.
A timeline highlights some of the key events in the human rights field in the past 20 years, from the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted at the World Vienna Conference on 25 June 1993, which called for the establishment of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1993 to December 2013.
Other great human rights sites
Council of Europe: Directorate General of Human Rights provides information on the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. Free online access to Human Rights Files monographs, handbooks and newsletters covering all aspects of human rights in Europe.
European Union: Council of the European Union publishes EU annual report on Human Rights. Free access from 1998/99 onwards
Human rights.Gov: Site maintained by the American government. In addition to materials relating
to the USA, it also provides free access to annual human rights reports covering hundreds of nations worldwide and international religious freedom annual reports.
The Universal Human Rights Index which provides easy access to materials about individual countries published by UN bodies.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library: Specialist site for researchers proving free access to over 60,000 full text documents plus extensive directories of links to websites. Key features include country profiles, information on international treaty ratification, and subject based bibliographies.
HURIDOCS – Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems; International NGO providing support to human rights organisations. Services include the specialist HURISearch search engine which enables users to quickly cross-search the websites of over 500 human rights websites (including academic research bodies, government and intergovernmental organisations).