PIHRL Library Catalog

Research Topics

Highlights of recent research on human rights law.

  • International Workers' Rights
  • Death Penalty Education Research Project and Memorandum (prepared for the Indiana Chief Justice for Court History and Public Education)
  • United States Military Commission Research Project and Memoranda on Rights of the Accused in the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals (prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense)
  • Grant Proposal to Train Iraqi Judges in International Human Rights Law
  • 2004 Indiana Graduate Program for Judges in International Human Rights Law; Brown County, Nashville, Indiana; 6–11 June 2004

Contact the PIHRL for more information.

Basic Documents

  1. Charter of the United Nations
  2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights International Instruments

International Instruments

  1. Convention on the Political Rights of Women (1952)
  2. Vienna Declaration and Program of Action on Human Rights (1993)
  3. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
  4. Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Right

Regional Instruments

  1. African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights
  2. American Convention on Human Rights
  3. Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  4. European Convention on the Prevention of Torture
  5. European Social Charter (and Protocols)
  6. The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
  7. Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights

Instruments Prepared by the International Labor Organization:

  1. Abolition of Forced Labor Convention (C105) (1957)
  2. Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (1998)
  3. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention (C111) (1958)
  4. Equal Remuneration Convention (C100) (1951)
  5. Forced Labor Convention (C29) (1930)
  6. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention (C87) (1948)
  7. Minimum Age Convention (C138) and the Role of Trade Unions (1973)
  8. Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining Convention (C98) (1949)
  9. Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention (C182) (1999)

General Human Rights Web Pages

  1. American Society of International Law
  2. Amnesty International
  3. Egyptian Organization for Human Rights
  4. Hong Kong Human Rights Commission
  5. Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor
  6. Human Rights Internet
  7. Human Rights Net
  8. Human Rights Watch
  9. Human Rights Watch: Children's Rights
  10. Human Rights Web
  11. Index on Censorhip–Freedom of Expression
  12. Human Rights First

Human Rights Programs at Various Law Schools

  1. International Human Rights Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools
  2. Columbia University Law School's International Page
  3. International Human Rights Law Institute–DePaul College of Law
  4. Georgetown University Law Center–Center for Applied Legal Studies
  5. Harvard Human Rights Program
  6. New England School of Law Center for Int'l Law & Policy
  7. University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
  8. Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights
  9. The Cambodian Genocide Program at Yale University
  10. Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights at University of Cincinnati

United Nations

  1. United Nations
  2. Treaty Collection
  3. Humanitarian Affairs
  4. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
  5. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  6. International Labour Organization (ILO)

Newspapers, Magazines, and News Links

  1. Africa Daily
  2. Arab News
  3. Asia Pacific (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
  4. Associated Press
  5. BBC World Service
  6. Boston Globe
  7. CNN News
  8. Current foreign currency rates
  9. Economist
  10. Guardian  (England)
  11. Ha'aretz  (Israel)
  12. Independent Media Center
  13. New York Times
  14. Newsweek
  15. South America Daily
  16. TIME Daily News Summary
  17. Times of India
  18. Washington Post
  19. USA Today News
  20. U.S. News & World Report

United States Government Sites

  1. The White House
  2. House of Representatives
  3. Senate
  4. U.S. Customs
  5. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  6. U.S. State Department
  7. U.S. State Department: Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  8. U.S. State Department: Country Reports on Human Rights Practice
  9. U.S. State Department: Travel Warnings
  10. Central Intelligence Agency
  11. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  12. National Security Agency (NSA)
  13. National Criminal Justice Reference Service

National and State Legal Organizations

  1. American Bar Association
  2. National Bar Association
  3. Indiana State Bar Association
  4. The National Lawnet

Searching Routines/Engines

  1. All Law
  2. Alta Vista
  3. Congressional Quarterly
  4. FindLaw
  5. LawCrawler
  6. Google
  7. Hotbot
  8. Internet Law Library
  9. JSTOR
  10. Lexis-Nexis
  11. Northern Light
  12. Westlaw
  13. World Wide Web Virtual Library–Law
  14. IU Address Book (Student/faculty email addresses)