International Human Rights Lexicon

International Human Rights Lexicon

Online Companion


Core Documents

African (Banjul) Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

American Convention on Human Rights

American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Man

Arab Charter of Human Rights

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Universal Documents


Declaration on the Right to Development

Declaration on Social Progress and Development

Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

UN Reports and Resolutions

Third Report of the Independent Expert on the Right to Development (2001)

UNDP Human Development Report (2000)

UN Treaty Body General Comments

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights General Comment 2 on International Technical Assistance Measures

Other Documents

Other Online Resources

Human Rights in Development: How do Rights-Based Approaches Differ and What is the Value Added? (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights)