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.
African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: Complaints may be brought by individuals or by states and non binding decisions are available from the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library.
European Commission of Human Rights
Prior to 1998, the European Commission of Human Rights assisted the Court with decisions on the admissibility of an application and examination of the merits. This commission was discontinued in 1998. Some of the decisions have been published in sources listed below. o HUDOC o Decisions and Reports, European Commission of Human Rights (1975-1998) o Westlaw, EHR-RPTS
Westlaw has a practice area devoted to maritime law, with subdirectories for case law, statutes and legislative history, administrative law, directories, and legal texts and periodicals. Consult a recent WESTLAW directory or use the online database finder to locate the materials you need.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is one of two bodies in the inter-American system for the promotion and protection of human rights. The IACHR represents all of the member States of the OAS and is a permanent body which meets in ordinary and special sessions several times a year