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Human Rights: Human Rights Documents

Women's International Human Rights

 

Locating UN Documents can be a bit challenging so I have assembled some of the UN websites where the documents can be found.  If ASU has a copy of a particular UN document there will be a record in the library catalog.  When you search the catalog for the document, it will have a call number very different from the Library of Congress call number system.  Instead it will look more like A/RES/36/55.  All of the UN documents in print are found on the third floor of Hayden Library in the Government Documents area.  If you have difficulty locating a certain document, you can contact me or visit the Government Documents reference desk also located on the third floor. 

 

UN Documents

Declarations and Conventions Contained in GA Resolutions:  http://www.un.org/documents/instruments/docs_en.asp

At this site, you can browsee declarations and conventions by decade, subject, declarations or conventions.  If you click on the resolution number (the A/RES/...) you will be connected to a PDF of the declaration/convention.  

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has a website that is a great source of information but the information is often hidden.   Here are a few pages that will be of great use to you in this project:

Texts of core Human Rights declarations and covenants:  http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/index.htm

Ratifications and Reservations:  http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/ratification/index.htm

 

There are eight human rights treaty bodies that monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties.  You can find links to each of their websites here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/Pages/HumanRightsBodies.aspx

 

Other Documents

International Labour Organization Convention on Homeworkers: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/convdisp1.htm  You will need to select Convention C177.

Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: http://www.achpr.org/instruments/women-protocol/  

Other Sites:

Amnest International: http://www.amnesty.org/

Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org/ 

 

UN Documents

United Nations Documents

If ASU has a copy of a particular UN document there will be a record in the library catalog. 

When you search the catalog for the document, it will have a call number very different from the Library of Congress call number system.  Instead it will look more like A/RES/36/55.  All of the UN documents in print are found on the third floor of Hayden Library in the Government Documents area.  

Effective 1 January 2005, all the recent United Nations documents are available online free of charge in six official languages via the Official Document System of the United Nations

UN Documents (1945-) can be asessed through Access UN Access UN is a searchable database of United Nations documents, with publications accessible in microfiche. Access UN has a user-friendly serach interface.

The UN Treaty Publications are also available online.

Dag Hammarskjöld Library » Research Guides »UN Documentation: How to Find UN Documents The United Nations Library has posted this very hany and useful guide to the use of UN Documents.

  

United Nations Sales Publications

 The United Nations sales publications are not included in the Official Document System of the United Nations.

United Nations Sales Publications purchased by the library will be found in the online catalog.  Publications not owned by the Library can be requested through inter-library loan.  Also, requests for library purchases can be made here.

The Library have a standing order for the Human Development Report. The Library purchases UN sales publications through Bernan press.  Those are paper publications that are fully cataloged and shelved in the UN Documents section of the Hayden Library.  Use the ASU online catalog to find these documents.

The library has access to some World Health Organization documents through MyiLibrary.

United Nations University Press publications can be accessed through Ebrary.

 

Direct Links to selected Human Rights Documents (UN and other Organizations)

Declarations and Conventions Contained in GA Resolutions 

At this site, you can browsee declarations and conventions by decade, subject, declarations or conventions.  If you click on the resolution number (the A/RES/...) you will be connected to a PDF of the declaration/convention.  

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has a website  that is a great source of information but the information is often hidden.   Here are a few pages that will be of great use to you in this project:

Texts of core Human Rights declarations and covenantshttp://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/index.htm

Ratifications and Reservationshttp://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/ratification/index.htm

There are ten human rights treaty bodies that monitor implementation of the core international human rights treaties.  You can find links to each of their websites here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/Pages/HumanRightsBodies.aspx

United States Institutes of Peace, includes Digital Collection of Truth Commission Reports

International Center for Transitional Justice, large list of contemporary publications on democracy and human rights in transitional contexts. 

Humanitarian news and analysis fron the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

International Labour Organization Convention on Homeworkers: http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/convdisp1.htm  You will need to select Convention C177.

Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa: http://www.achpr.org/english/_info/women_en.html

Universal Human Rights Index of United Nations Documents   The Universal Human Rights Index (Index) is designed primarily to facilitate access to human rights documents issued by the UN human rights treaty bodies and the special procedures of the Human Rights Council.

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