International governmental organizations
- United Nations – international organisation on peace, security, development and human rights.
Choice of UN institutions:
- General Assembly – institution representing all the Member States of UN.
- Security Council – primary institution responsible for peace and security.
- High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) – primary UN institution on human rights.
- High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – primary UN institution on refugees and refugee-issues.
- UNICEF – UN Children’s Fund
- UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) – UN fund providing financial and technical assistance to programmes and strategies to foster gender equality.
- UN Treaty Committees – Committees supervising the implementation of 7 UN Conventions
- Council of Europe – regional political organisation dealing with main problems on European level
Choice of CoE institutions:
- European Human Rights Court – supervisory institution for the European Human Rights Convention
- Commissioner for Human Rights – primary CoE institution on human rights
- European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
- European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
- OSCE – Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Choice of OSCE institutions:
Int. non-governmental organizations
- Amnesty International
- Avocats sans Frontières
- Center for Constitutional Rights
- Center for Justice & Accountability
- Center for Justice and International Law
- Human Rights First
- Human Rights Internet
- Human Rights Watch
- International Center for Transitional Justice
- International Commission of Jurists
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- International Council on Human Rights Policy
- International Federation for Human Rights
- International League for Human Rights
- Minority Rights Group International
- No Peace Without Justice
- Peace Brigades International
- World Organisation Against Torture
Human Rights centres and institutions:
- Austrian Human Rights Institute
- The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Center for World Indigenous Studies
- The Danish Institute for Human Rights
- Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki
- The German Institute for Human Rights
- Human Rights Centre, Ghent University
- Human Rights Centre, University of Potsdam
- Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
- Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham
- Icelandic Human Rights Centre
- Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University
- Institute for Human Rights, University of Leuven
- The International Institute of Human Rights
- Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights
- Nuremberg Human Rights Center
Free access Internet recourses
- African Human Rights Law Journal (access for free) – peer-reviewed contributions dealing with human rights related topics of relevance to Africa, Africans and scholars of Africa.
- African Human Rights Law Reports (access for free) – legal decisions of relevance to human rights law in Africa.
- Disarmament Forum (access for free) – UN journal on disarmament. Partly involves also human rights topics, eg. peacekeeping.
- Harvard Human Rights Journal (access for free) – journal published annually by the students of Harvard Law School.
- Human Rights Brief (access for free) – a student-run publication of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the Washington College of Law.
- European Journal of International Law (free access partly) – journal on international law from European perspective.
- Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law (access for free)
- Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy (access for free)
- Ko’aga Roñe’eta (access for free) – articles on human rights and humanitarian issues written by professionals and students of the field.
- Newsletter of the International Council on Human Rights Policy (access for free)
- Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal (free access partly) -aims to explore the tension and congruence between human rights and development.
Free access provided by the Centre:
- Human Rights Law Review (free online access available from IUA library) – aims for the awareness raising, development of knowledge and debate in human rights and politics.
- Human Rights Quarterly (Human Rights Centre provides for free access soon) – provides for important developemtns in UN and regional human rights organisations.
IUA raamatukogu kohapeal on võimalik lehitseda ka järgmisi ajakirju:
- Refugee Survey Quarterly (selection of numbers) – published four times a year and serves as an authoritative source on current refugee and international protection issues. Published on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
- Journal of Refugee Studies (selection of numbers) – forum for exploration of the complex problems of forced migration and national, regional and international responses. The Journal covers all categories of forcibly displaced people.
- International Journal of Refugee Law (selection of numbers) – the Journal aims to stimulate research and thinking on refugee law and its development, taking account of the broadest range of State and international organization practice. It provides key information and commentary on today’s critical issues, including the causes of refugee and related movements, internal displacement, the particular situation of women and refugee children, the human rights dimension, restrictive policies, asylum and determination procedures, populations at risk and the the conditions in different countries.
- ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law – provides links to documents and materials, both primary and secondary sources (including documents from non-governmental organizations).
- bayefsky.com – database on the United Nations Human Rights Treaty System from York University
- Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL) – open database of authenticated primary and other materials across the breadth of international law.
- Frederick K. Cox International Law Center War Crimes Research Portal
- International Humanitarian Law Database – explaining international humanitarian law (IHL), its role in the protection of victims of war and its relationship with the work of the ICRC.
- International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative – a research, policy, and information project dedicated to the reaffirmation and development of international humanitarian law.
- LLRX.com: human rights
- Project Diana – online human rights archive at Yale Law School.
- UN Documentation Centre
- UN Documentation: Research Guide
- University of Minnesota Human Rights Library – well-organized, comprehensive, and easy-to-use collection of human rights treaties and instruments.
- Opinion Juris – A weblog dedicated to reports, commentary, and debate on current developments and scholarship in the fields of international law and politics.