Research Links

Human Rights Research Links

Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change

United Nations
http://www.un.org/

United Nations: Civil Society
http://www.un.org/issues/civilsociety/

United Nations: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/h_cat39.htm

United Nations: Convention (No. 111) Concerning Discrimination in respect of Employment and Occupation
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/d_ilo111.htm

United Nations: Development Fund for Women
http://www.unifem.org/

United Nations Development Programme
Being LGBT in Asia: Country Chapters from Indonesia and the Philippines

United Nations: Division for the Advancement of Women
http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/

United Nations: Economic and Social Development
http://www.un.org/esa/

United Nations: Economic and Social Affairs Publications
http://webapps01.un.org/pubsCatalogue/displayHomePage.do

United Nations: High Commissioner for Human Rights
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Pages/WelcomePage.aspx

United Nations: High Commissioner for Human Rights Library
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/library/

United Nations: High Commissioner for Refugees
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home

United Nations: Human Rights
http://www.un.org/rights/

United Nations: Humanitarian Affairs
http://www.un.org/ha/

United Nations: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/a_ccpr.htm

United Nations: International Law
http://www.un.org/law/

United Nations: Database containing case law issued by Treaty Bodies
http://juris.ohchr.org

United Nations: Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/o_p_ref.htm

United Nations: Publications
http://www.unu.edu/pub.html

United Nations: Social Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee (the “Third Committee”)
http://www.un.org/ga/third/index.shtml

United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
http://www.unhchr.ch/udhr/lang/eng.htm

United Nations: Universal Human Rights Index
http://uhri.ohchr.org/en

United Nations: Treaty Collection
http://untreaty.un.org/

The European Union
http://europa.eu/

The European Union: Action Against Discrimination, Civil Society
http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/index_en.htm#index

The European Union: Charter of Fundamental Rights
http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/unit/charte/index_en.html

The European Union: European Economic and Social Committee
http://www.eesc.europa.eu/index_en.asp

The European Union: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)
http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/where/worldwide/eidhr/index_en.htm

The European Union: Gender Equality
http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/gender_equality/index_en.html

The European Union: Human Rights – Fundamental Rights
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/comparl/human_rights/default_en.htm

The European Union: Human Rights and Democratisation
http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/human_rights/intro/index.htm

The European Union: Law
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm

The European Union: Publications Office
http://publications.europa.eu/index_en.htm

Mercosur
http://www.mercosur.int/msweb/

Treaty of Asuncion
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/mrcsr/mrcsrtoc.asp

EU/Mercosur (European Commission External Relations)
http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/mercosur/index_en.htm

Interregional Framework Agreement Between the EU and Mercosur
http://www.legaltext.ee/text/en/PH0947.htm

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
http://www.achpr.org/

The Yogyakarta Principles
http://www.yogyakartaprinciples.org/

Center for Justice and International Law
http://www.cejil.org/

International Commission of Jurists
http://www.icj.org/

Human Rights Watch: LGBT Rights
http://hrw.org/doc/?t=lgbt

AsylumLaw.org: Sexual Minorities and HIV Status
http://www.asylumlaw.org/legal_tools/index.cfm?fuseaction=&countryID=233

HREA: Sexual Orientation and Human Rights (includes collection of international and regional instruments of protection and promotion)
http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=161

ILGA: “Files” (Documents on Various LGBT topics)
http://www.ilga.org/files.asp

ILGA: “LGBTI Rights in the World” – Map Indicating the Legal Status of LGBTI People in Every Country (Accurate as of January 2008)
http://ilga.org/map/LGBTI_rights.jpg