On-Line Publications


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Found on the United Nations official site

Universal Declaration of Human Rights in over 300 languages

United Nations: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

UN Human Rights Treaties

The UN human rights treaties are at the core of the international system for the promotion and protection of human rights. Every UN member state is a party to one or more of the seven major human rights treaties. It is a universal human rights legal system that applies to virtually every child, woman or man in the world. The successful implementation of the human rights treaty standards, whether at the international or national level, depends on their accessibility to the victims of human rights abuse. This means both familiarity with the standards and access to remedial mechanisms. The purpose of this web site is to enhance access, by making materials associated with the treaty system available in electronic and user-friendly form.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The human rights of children and the standards to which all governments must aspire in realizing these rights for all children, are most concisely and fully articulated in one international human rights treaty: the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention is the most universally accepted human rights instrument in history.

The Disability Resources Monthly Guide to Disabilities of the Internet: About Disability Resources

Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently. They serve individuals with disabilities through a multidisciplinary network of service providers and consumers. They target services and publications to libraries, disability organizations, independent living centers, rehabilitation facilities, educational institutions, and health and social service providers.

On-line Human Rights Library

The Human Rights Education Association Library contains over 1,000 full-text guides, curricula, textbooks and other documents that can be used for both formal and non-formal education in human rights. A subject indexed section for human rights treaties and other instruments is included.

Human Rights Institutes Database

Launched in March 2001, the Human Rights Institutes Database provides information on some 600 research and training institutes in 121 countries. It is based on the output of the DARE Data Bank and prepared on the basis of information received by UNESCO in response to a questionnaire that took into account recent developments and trends in the field of human rights, including procedures for their protection.

Human Rights Quarterly

Now entering its 25th year, Human Rights Quarterly is widely recognized as the leader in the field of human rights. Articles written by experts from around the world and from a range of disciplines are edited to be understood by the intelligent reader. The Quarterly provides up-to-date information on important developments within the United Nations and regional human rights organizations, both governmental and non-governmental. Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

HURIDOCS (Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International)

HURIDOCS is a global network of organizations concerned with more effective ways of using information for the cause of human rights. They realized that information and communication technologies are being used sometimes in aid of committing human rights violations. They saw that the community of non-governmental human rights organizations needed to familiarize themselves with these tools and would most benefit from using them in an appropriate and compatible way. See also HURISEARCH documents.


HURISEARCH is a multilingual human rights searching tool that is overseen by human rights people specifically to meet human rights needs. It aims to provide one point access to all human rights information published by human rights organizations worldwide. HURISEARCH currently directly searches over 1,300 human rights NGO sites in 58 languages.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

Text library of human rights document and materials, currently more than 14,450 documents.


An online journal of progressive news and opinion published by Working Assets: daily latest dispatches from nationally syndicated reporters and columnists.



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