Official Documents of the United Nations - ODS
in English and French as well as partly in Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese. ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993 as well as some older documents. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. The link directs to a short introduction to the content and search functions of the database.
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
in English and French as well as partly in Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese.
The website of the High Commissioner for Human Rights offers a systematic access to all important institutions, conventions and documents of the international human rights protection.
Human Rights Council
in English and partly in some other languages.
The Human Rights Council gives access to documents on recent and past meetings on its website. This includes resolutions, reports of the working groups and periodic state reports in the context of the Universal Periodic Review. Many meetings are streamed online and can be watched in the webcast archive.
Treaty Office of the Council of Europe
The text of all Council of Europe treaties, their explanatory reports, the status of signatures and ratifications, the declarations and reservations made by States, as well as the notifications issued by the Treaty Office since 2005, are available on this website.
European Court of Human Rights - HUDOC Database
in English and French.
Court decisions, communicated cases, advisory opinions and legal summaries of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission of Human Rights.
Access to E-Books in the Brill Collection "Human Rights & Humanitarian Law" 2015:
Search articles in Oxford University Press Journals:
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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL). 1600 articles available online:
Full collection of all World Bank publications:
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository