Research Aids

A number of primary and secondary sources on international human rights law are available online, in addition to information on human rights conditions. Download our guide to Researching International Human Rights Law for a comprehensive overview to the various databases and websites, or use the pages in the Research Aids section of this website to:

  • search for judgments and other decisions by international courts and quasi-judicial bodies in a variety of Jurisprudence Databases
  • get a general understanding of a particular human right (e.g., freedom of expression or health) and tips for further research by using the Thematic Research Guides
  • research a particular State’s human rights record or widespread practices of international concern using the country-specific and thematic resources in the Human Rights Conditions section
  • identify Civil Society Organizations whose websites may be useful for keeping track of news, current commentary, and advocacy campaigns, or that may be able to provide assistance to victims and/or advocates