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Human Rights Research - The Basics
Sources and techniques for getting started with human rights research - especially for the International Human Rights Clinic and other students and faculty at the Univ. of San Francisco School of Law.
See the "International Human Rights Law" and "International Law in Domestic Courts" modules. The "Human Rights" module coverage includes: African Comm'n on Human and Peoples Rights; African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights; East African Court of Justice; European Court of Human Rights; Inter-American Court of Human Rights; UN Committee against Torture; UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women; UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; UN Human Rights Committee; and more.
Flexible, powerful search engine for all decisions from these U.N. human rights treaty bodies: the Human Rights Committee (CCPR); the Committee against Torture (CAT); the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); (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).
Summaries of Inter-American Court of Human Rights merits judgments from the first case in 1988 to the present. Searchable by topic, country, Inter-American Convention on Human Rights article, reparations, case name, judge, and more. A project of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.
Not limited to cases regarding the United Kingdom! Coverage is: "full-text decisions from the European Court of Human Rights and selected reports and decisions from the European Commission of Human Rights, as well as settlements and resolutions of the Committee of Ministers." Coverage begins in 1979. Selected decisions from 1960 to 1979 are also available. [For authorized Westlaw subscribers.]
Selected domestic court decisions, plus decisions of the African Comm'n on Human and Peoples' Rights and relevant decisions the U.N. treaty bodies. Downloads of each year's reports are available, but there is no search function. Covers cases from 1981 to the present. [Free; no access restrictions.]
Bayefsky's documents by theme and documents by state features help pinpoint "concluding observations" and other documents on specific nations' practices. [Last updated in 2005. Try the UN's Universal Human Rights Index to find more recent UN treaty-body documents.]