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UN Office of High Commissioner for Human RightsOHCHR Databaseshttp://www.ohchr.org/EN/PublicationsResources/Pages/databases.aspxDatabasesThe UN agency links to information and document repositories covering discrimination, human rights education and training, jurisprudence, status of ratification of human rights treaties, and databases for Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Universal Human Rights Index, UN Charter Body Database, etc. Information is also searchable by region, country, oversight body and keywords.
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UN Mechanism for International Criminal TribunalsJudicial Records and Archives Databasehttp://jrad.unmict.org/Database; InformationThe Judicial Records and Archives Database provides access to all MICT public judicial records and archival records of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Records, including the latest filings, include petitions from parties and non-parties to trials; exhibits tendered in court; transcripts and audiovisual recordings of court hearings. Databases for the Arusha Branch and The Hague Branch are also available.
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U.S. GovernmentHuman Rights http://www.humanrights.gov/index.htmlInformationOfficial U.S. government reports and statements on international human rights accessible by issues and countries. The Reports page links to official assessments, including the U.S. State Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, International Religious Freedom Report and Trafficking in Persons Report, and the U.S. Labor Department's Worst Forms of Child Labor report. The U.S. State Department also has an office that covers global crime related to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide: http://www.state.gov/j/gcj/
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Amnesty InternationalAmnesty International https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/InformationThe UK-based non-governmental organization specializes in research and campaigning and makes available statistics, reports and commentary on human rights in 160 countries and on subjects including armed conflict, arms control, corporate accountability, death penalty, detention, disappearances, discrimination, freedom of expression, indigenous peoples, international justice, living in dignity, and people on the move. Publications can be accessed in multiple languages. Amnesty's annual international report State of the World for 2015-2016 is available here: http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/amnesty-international-state-of-the-world-2015-2016
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Human Rights WatchHuman Rights Watchhttps://www.hrw.org/Information; Expert SourcesThe New York-based non-governmental research and advocacy organization reports on human rights conditions in 90 countries. Reports are searchable by country and focus areas that include Arms (cluster munitions, explosive weapons in civilian areas, incendiary weapons, killer robots, landmines); Business (extractive industries, World Bank, IMF); Children's Rights (child labor, child soldiers, education, juvenile justice, orphans and abandoned children, refugees and migrants); Disability Rights; Environment; Free Speech (Internet, press, religious); Health (attacks on health, detention centers, disasters and displaced populations, health care access, HIV/TB, palliative care, sexual and reproductive health); International Justice; LGBT Rights; Migrants; Refugee (asylum seekers, internally displaced people); terrorism/Counterterrorism; Torture; Women's Rights (child marriage, domestic domestic workers, family and legal status, reproductive and maternal health, sexual violence, armed conflict). Materials are available in multiple languages and expert sources are searchable by region/country and topic here: https://www.hrw.org/about/people
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University of MinnesotaHuman Rights Libraryhttp://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/regional.htmInformation; SourcesThe University of Minnesota Human Rights Library provides resources and links for regional governmental and non-governmental human rights organizations. Resources for researching specific country conditions available here: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/research/
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Business & Human Rights Resource Centrehttp://business-humanrights.org/Information; Expert SourcesThe London-based non-governmental research and advocacy organization specializes in corporate abuse of human rights. The group has 14 regional researchers based in Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Japan, Myanmar, Mexico, Senegal, South Africa, UK, Ukraine and United States and tracks the human rights policy and performance of over 6000 companies in over 180 countries. Search by topic, company name or issues including modern slavery, corporate legal accountability, climate justice, human rights defenders, major sporting events, Chinese investment overseas, natural resources and tax avoidance. Expert sources are listed by region/country and affiliation here: http://business-humanrights.org/en/about-us/who-and-where-we-are/international-advisory-network
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Physicians for Human RightsPhysicians for Human Rightshttp://physiciansforhumanrights.org/library/Information; Expert SourcesThe U.S.-based non-governmental organization relies on medical and scientific expertise and methods to conduct investigations of human rights violations and issue findings. Focus areas include torture, sexual violence, attacks on civilians, use of force during civil unrest, and protection of medical institutions and health professionals in crisis zones. A list of expert sources is available here: http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/about/experts/
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International Criminal CourtLegal Tools Database
http://www.legal-tools.org/
Information; DatabaseThe ICC library includes documents on human rights and criminal cases and decisions, fact-finding mandates, national legislation and cases and international legal instruments. The documents are organized by country and may be available in multiple languages.
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UN Office of High Commissioner for Human RightsNational Human Rights Institutions Websitehttp://nhri.ohchr.orgInformation; SourcesThe International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights provides a list of and resources for national human rights institutions by themes, including Business and Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Prevention of Torture; Rights of the Child; Women's Rights; Enforced Disappearances; Racial Discrimination; LGBT; Ageing; and NHRIs in Portuguese speaking countries.
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Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions http://cfnhri.org/Information; SourcesThe informal organization provides information on the history, function and contact information for formal national human rights institutions and other national accountability mechanisms with human rights mandates, searchable by country.
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Freedom HouseReports
https://freedomhouse.org/reports
InformationThe watchdog organization authors global reports that grade countries on civil liberties, freedom of the press, freedom of internet, etc. Find country-specific reports, updates, news and programs by going to the Regions section.
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The Center for Justice & AccountabilityCJAhttp://cja.org/Infromation; Expert sourcesThe California-based non-governmental organization litigates and advocates on issues of arbitraty detention, crimes against humanity, forced disappearance, sexual and gender-based violence, genocide, summary execution, torture, war crimes. Current work and cases in Bosnia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, Somalia, East Timor, and United States.
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