Monday, June 29, 2009

New human rights research website

There's a new human rights information website available, which indexes the concluding observations and recommendations of the treaty bodies, the Universal Human Rights Index site. The site has been developed by the Institute of Public law of the University of Bern, Switzerland, in collaboration with LexUM, the justice system technologies laboratory of the University of Montreal, Canada.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is responsible for updating and further developing the index.

The index is a compilation of approximately 1000 UN documents relating to conclusions and recommendations of the treaty bodies, the special procedures mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, and replies from the governments who were the subject of each conclusion or recommendation. Each observation and recommendation is classified by country, subject, treaty body and affected person or group.

Penny Parker

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