This guide, while not comprehensive, provides a listing of the more important, current and relevant materials available in the area of human rights law research. Please contact a reference librarian for further assistance.
The European Court of Human Rights is part of the Council of Europe and functions as the judicial organ for the European Convention on Human Rights. Complaints to the court can be filed from individuals, groups of individuals, company, NGOs, or even between states. These complaints are brought against states that are parties to the convention.
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The Reports collect primary source materials on human rights matters, including human rights treaties promoted by the UN and other documents adopted within the UN and other international organizations.
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organization, and is not part of the United Nations system.
The principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.