This LibGuide focuses on the meaning of human rights, the universal declaration of human rights, international human rights instruments and their monitoring bodies. Research and content developed by Oshole Imhoagene; Libguide developed by Grace Simons
Rights that are inherent to all human being, regardless of gender, nationality, sex, ethnicity, religion, color or other categorization. This link gives a detailed explanation on the meaning and characteristics of human rights.
Treaties and international documents which are relevant to international human rights law and the protection of human rights. Each of the UNs core human rights instrument has a corresponding mechanism known as a treaty body which is responsible for implementing and monitoring the compliance of state parties with their obligations under the treaty. This link takes you to the 9-core international human rights instruments and their monitoring bodies.
The universal declaration of human rights is an international document that states the basic rights and fundamental freedom to which all human beings are entitled to. The universal declaration of human rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10th December 1948 as Resolution 217. This link takes you to the 30 articles of the universal declaration of human rights.
Human Rights Databases Maintained by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
This database provides access to country-specific human rights recommendations and information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the UN system: The Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review.