Thursday, 16 February 2012

Internet Resource - International Justice Resource Center

The International Justice Resource Center ( is making available online resources to assist activists, victims, attorneys, and law students researching or practicing international human rights law. On, visitors will find explanations of the substance of human rights law and related areas of public international law, in addition to descriptions of the international and regional bodies that enforce these norms. The 'Research Aids' section of the site (under the “Learn and Research heading”) explains and links to a variety of databases for researching primary and secondary sources of international human rights law, human rights conditions, and civil society actors. Other resources, such as the IJRC Interview Series (under the “Engage” heading) provide insights into the practice of international human rights law. also includes a Twitter feed, news releases and a list of upcoming events.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Internet Resource -- Universal Human Rights Index

The Universal Human Rights Index provides easy access to country-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). This tool aims at raising awareness of the human rights recommendations coming from these mechanisms and assisting governments, civil society organizations, national human rights institutions, and United Nations partners with their implementation. The Index allows the user to find out about human rights issues worldwide, and to see how the legal interpretation of international human rights law has evolved over the past ten years.