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UN Charter Body Database

Search for documents and information pertaining to UN Charter-based human rights bodies, including the Human Rights Council and its predecessor, the Commission on Human Rights.


UN Treaty Bodies Database

Search for documents and information pertaining to the core international human rights treaties.


OHCHR's Database on practical means to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance​

The database provides easy access to measures taken at the international, regional and national levels, including: international and regional instruments, case law from international, regional and national courts, legal measures adopted by States, as well as information on policy and institutional measures to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
The database is regularly updated and welcomes contributions on relevant items for inclusion.





This database provides easy access to jurisprudence emanating from the United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider complaints from individuals: the Human Rights Committee (CCPR), the Committee against Torture (CAT), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The jurisprudence database is intended to be a single source of the human rights recommendations and findings issued by all above committees in their work on individual cases. It enables the general public, governments, civil society organizations, United Nations partners and international regional mechanisms to research the vast body of legal interpretation of international human rights law as it has evolved over the past years.
It may also provide guidance to persons preparing complaints to be submitted to Committees by providing access to the views and decisions taken by the Committees on specific human rights issues regarding different countries.
This database is based on a database designed and developed by the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) of Utrecht University which has agreed to make its database available to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Status of Ratification Interactive Dashboard

View the current status of ratification of international human rights treaties through a comprehensive data visualization and mapping portal.


Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Database

Access translations of the UDHR, a milestone document in the history of human rights, into over 460 different languages and dialects.


Universal Human Rights Index

The database provides easy access to country-specific human rights information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the United Nations system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This tool aims at raising awareness of the human rights recommendations coming from these mechanisms and assisting governments, civil society organizations, national human rights institutions, and United Nations partners with their implementation. The Index allows the user to find out about human rights issues worldwide, and to see how the legal interpretation of international human rights law has evolved over the past ten years.


Universal Periodic Review

Access information and documents about states that were part of the periodic review of the human rights. It includes documents submitted by countries themselves, UN agencies and external parties.


Special Procedures Database

Search for documents and information pertaining to the mandates and country visits of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council.


National Human Rights Institutions Website

Find information on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and the International Coordinating Committee for National Human Rights Institutions (ICC).



Constitutional Database (UN Women)

This website compiles all the different provisions related to gender contained in constitutions in countries around the world, available in the original language, along with English translations. The database can be searched by keywords, provisions, regions or countries.


UNODC Human Trafficking Knowledge Portal

The Human Trafficking Knowledge Portal is an initiative to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and specifically the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.
The Human Trafficking Knowledge Portal hosts a Case Law Database on officially documented instances of trafficking in persons crime.
By creating this portal, UNODC is working to increase the visibility of successful prosecutions and, at the same time, promote awareness of the realities of this devastating crime. Such a portal enables users to read about human trafficking issues, consult court decisions and practices from different countries and broaden their knowledge of human trafficking crimes.


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