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Women’s International Human Rights

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 located at the Fletcher Library at at ASU West in the Government Documents area.  They are available upon request. 

UN Documents

Declarations and Conventions Contained in GA Resolutions:

At this site, you can browse 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:

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:

Global Issues: good starting point for global issues.   Includes links to documents, declarations, and commissions.

UN Womenwatch:  central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system.



List of Conventions -

Convention and United Nations.  There are several documents that come up when you do a Google search for "history of the convention" and "united nations":


Other Documents

International Labour Organization Convention on Homeworkers:  You will need to search for Convention C177.

Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa:

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

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

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.

Other Sites:

Amnest International:

Human Rights Watch: 

Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Page:

Citing UN Documents: How should I cite a United Nations document?

Article Databases

Here are some suggested databases to help you locate articles discussing the UN documents.


PAIS International

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Subject Guide

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