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Useful Research Links

United Nations Homepage

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations' Division for the Advancement of Women

Treaty Based Bodies-

UN Charter Based Bodies-

       What is it?:

                      The United Nations charter established ECOSOC  as the principal organ to

                      coordinate economic, social, and related work of the fourteen UN specialized

                      agencies, functional commissions and five regional commissions.

Other UN Based Bodies-


       to see the text of the convention

Other Helpful UN Sites-

       to access the documents.



Regional Human Rights Treaties and Organizations

The African Union

       (click on welcome to enter site)


       African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

Council of Europe


Europa - The European Union Online

       the bottom to enter the site)


Organization of American States




Comprehensive Databases

Bayefsky.com (The United Nations Human Rights Treaties)

University of Minnesota's Human Rights Library

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)

Religious Legal Systems in Comparative Law: A Guide to Introductory Research

Transnational and Comparative Family Law: Harmonization and Implementation



Non-Governmental Organizations


ACLU Women's Rights Project

Amnesty International - Women's Human Rights

Center for Reproductive Rights

Gender Law Library (Sponsored by the International Finance Commission and the World Bank)

Human Rights First (Formerly known as the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights)

Human Rights Watch - Women's Human Rights

Global Rights.org (Formerly known as International Human Rights Law Group)

Global Justice Center

International Women's Rights Action Watch

Physicians for Human Rights

Association for Women Rights in Development (AWID) (formerly known as Women's Human

Rights Net)

Women for Women's Human Rights (WWHR) - New Ways

Women Living Under Muslim Laws