Yearbook on Human Rights (1946-1988) now available online Between 1946 and 1988 the United Nations published annual editions of the Yearbook on Human Rights. The Yearbooks are a great source of information on the historic activities of the United Nations in the field of human rights during this time period. They can now be downloaded in […]
The United Nations observance of this day occurs every 10th December. The official website has related resolutions and news for 2018. Here are some recommended resources on human rights: Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI) based at the University of Texas. This project provides access to documents and archived versions of key websites. They include a Rwandan […]
Oxfam have now gathered together reports, news and indicators on all aspects of their work on land rights on a new website. There are thematic subsections on women’s rights, indigenous groups and business and land. It is a good supplement to the FAO Gender and land rights database which has country profiles and general indicators.
This week the United Nations has raised concerns about genocide in Myanmar. What are the human rights concerns? Try these free resources. UN Press releases. OHCHR has official reports on the fact finding mission Myanmar government official website Up-to-date human rights reports can be obtained from the following organisations. Amnesty International reports Human Rights Watch International […]
The Syrian Archive aims to support human rights investigators, advocates, media reporters and journalists in their efforts to document human rights violations in Syria. Its website collects reports of attacks on journalists and human rights violations. It now has a database of chemical weapons attacks materials. Currently verified 861 videos from 193 sources covering some 212 […]
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices These are Published annually by the US State Department and cover the status of human rights and worker rights in nearly 200 countries worldwide. The 2017 website includes the ability to interactively build a report. Topics include civil liberties (freedom of the Press, freedom of expression) worker rights and […]
Just released by the World Justice Project. It examines and ranks adherence to the rule of law in 113 nations and jurisdictions worldwide. Evidence is gathered from surveys. 5 questionnaires covering 9 factors. Find out more about the variables and methodology used on the website. Topics covered include: Constraints on Government Powers, Fundamental Rights, Order […]
According to the latest annual report from Freedom House on the state of civil and political liberties worldwide the situation is worsening. They recorded 71 nations where conditions declined. Find out the best and worst countries from their coloured coded maps and rankings. These also cross-compare data for 12 years. Methodology is provided on the […]
This award winning site was originally launched in 2012. Its aim is to create data visualization tools to advance a factual, rights-based understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli issue. It uses sources from leading human rights and international agencies. There are a number of infographics relating to the status of Palestinians in Jerusalem. Each has a description […]
The European Convention on human rights was signed 67 years ago,. See this happy birthday video and blog on its importance from the Rights Information blog. Read the full text of the Treaty on the Council of Europe website Read the Equality and Human Rights commission explanation. Discussion from the Conversation blog.