The United Nations General Assembly published the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which defined the modern concept of human rights developed in the aftermath of World War II. The activities of human rights advocacy groups, courts, media, governments, and the victims and survivors of violations generate a wide variety of documentation. These documentations are created internationally and by multiple different regions. This guide is to assist in the in-depth research of International Human Rights Law highlighting resources to find human rights documentation from specific world arenas.
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Country Reports include information on the latest Universal Periodic Review and the status of the country in relation to UN Charter-based bodies and Treaty bodies.
The UN Universal Human Rights Index provides access to country and region-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures, and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The Index allows users to access and search Treaty Body, Special Procedure, and UPR recommendations through several categories.
The UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. Individual Member Country Reports can be viewed on the Documents database.
Freedom House's Freedom in the World - an annual study of political rights and civil liberties