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United Nations

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The UN OHCHR acts as a focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system.

UN OHCHR - Human Rights Council
The UN OHCHR webpage of the Human Rights Council includes documents and resolutions by the HRC.

UN OHCHR - Universal Periodic Review Documentation
The UPR documentation includes all country related documents submitted to the UPR and related material.

UN OHCHR - Treaty Body Database
The Treaty bodies Search includes documents submitted to any of the UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies.

UN OHCHR - Status of Ratification Interactive Dashboard
Interactive map of ratification status of human rights treaties.

United Nations Treaty Collection
The UN Treaty Collection provides detailed information on the status of over 560 major multilateral instruments and covers a range of subject matter, including human rights.

Official Documents of the United Nations - ODS
ODS covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are added to the system on a daily basis. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.

Universal Human Rights Index
UHRI provides access to country-related documents submitted to any of the UN human rights bodies, including the special procedures.

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European Union

EUR-Lex Access to European Union law

Curia Case law of the European Court of Justice


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Brill Collection 2015

Access to E-Books in the Brill Collection "Human Rights & Humanitarian Law" 2015:

OUP Journals im Volltext

Search articles in Oxford University Press Journals:

Link zu Oxford University Press Journals

Sage Journals im Volltext

Search articles in Sage Press Journals:

Link zu Sage Journals


Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL). 1600 articles available online:

Link zu MPEPIL

World Bank

Full collections of all World Bank publications:
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository