Saturday, 28 February 2015

United Nations Human Rights Jurisprudence Database

The Jurisprudence ( is a database which has recently launched by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR). It contains all case law issued by the United Nations Treaty Bodies from 1990 to the present. 

This database was developed based on the data from the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) of Utrecht University School of Law. 

The Jurisprudence database is intended to be a single source of the human rights recommendations and findings issued by all the following committees in their work on individual cases. It enables the general public, governments, civil society organizations, United Nations partners and international regional mechanisms to research the vast body of legal interpretation of international human rights law as it has evolved over the past years.

The Committees that can receive and consider individual complaints are: 
Human Rights Committee (CCPR)
Committee against Torture (CAT)
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

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