The Internet has enabled human rights and humanitarian law practitioners around the world to access an incredible wealth of information. Accordingly, the Human Rights Brief aims to synthesize some of the sources of human rights and humanitarian law, helping to direct practitioners to the key human rights and humanitarian law databases. We are always looking to increase the reach of our resource directory and we welcome your comments and suggestions regarding how we can improve the listing to better meet the needs of current practitioners.

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Documents

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Documents

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights compiles documents including: periodic reports, state reports, and cumulative reports, session reports, documents from the special mechanisms, country reports, mission reports, commission activity reports, concluding observations, news, and press releases.

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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights was established by the African Charter and the first Commission was inaugurated in 1987. The court is tasked with protecting and promoting human rights, as well as interpreting the African Charter on Human And People’s Rights.

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American University Washington College of Law Gender Jurisprudence & International Criminal Law Project

American University Washington College of Law Gender Jurisprudence & International Criminal Law Project

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project is a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and the Women and International Law Program (WILP) at the American University Washington College of Law.

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European Court of Human Rights Case Law Database

European Court of Human Rights Case Law Database

TThis database compiles case-law of the European Court of Human Rights covers a wide range of subjects arising out of the application of the provisions of the European Convention of Human Rights and its Protocols. The registry of the Court publishes a number of materials to assist in understanding the Court’s case-law and the official texts. The database provides access to: decisions and reports of the former European Commission of Human Rights; Grand Chamber, Chamber and Committee judgments, decisions, communicated cases, advisory opinions, legal summaries and press releases of the European Court of Human Rights; and resolutions of the Committee of Ministers.his database compiles case-law of the European Court of Human Rights covers a wide range of subjects arising out of the application of the provisions of the European Convention of Human Rights and its Protocols. The registry of the Court publishes a number of materials to assist in understanding the Court’s case-law and the official texts. The database provides access to: decisions and reports of the former European Commission of Human Rights; Grand Chamber, Chamber and Committee judgments, decisions, communicated cases, advisory opinions, legal summaries and press releases of the European Court of Human Rights; and resolutions of the Committee of Ministers.

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Basic Documents

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Basic Documents

This compilation of documents serves as a guide for users of the Inter-American system. It includes the declarations, conventions, and protocols that elaborate on the functions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as well as the obligations of the Member States of the Organization of American States in the field of human rights.

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