Monday, March 05, 2012

Universal Human Rights Index

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at the United Nations has created a database of country reports emanating from the United Nations human rights protection system.  The Universal Human Rights Index (Index) is designed primarily to facilitate access to human rights recommendations issued by three key pillars of the UN human rights protection system: the Treaty Bodies established under international human rights treaties as well as the Special Procedures, and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. 

The Index is the only on-line tool compiling recommendations from the treaty bodies, the special procedures and the Universal Periodic Review.  A unique feature of the Index is to enable the user to access and search treaty body, special procedures and UPR recommendations through several categories: State, right, body, affected person and, for the UPR, the State(s) that made the recommendation, the position of the State under Review, and the session.

Hat Tip to Library Boy

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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