International Human Rights



During the past fifty years, the protection of human rights in countries around the world has become an important issue for many people and organizations. Following is a list of selected websites concerning international human rights. The list is intended as a starting point for structured research or for merely learning more about this important and complicated issue.



International Organizations and Agencies


United Nations Main Website

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Other United Nations Human Rights Bodies

Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights



International Human Rights Courts


International Criminal Court

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

European Court of Human Rights



International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)


Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

Freedom House

Committee to Protect Journalists

Reporters Without Borders

Crimes of War Project



National Human Rights Bodies


South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission



International Human Rights Documents


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