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


Charter of the United Nations

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Fourth Geneva Convention)

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court


Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief

Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

UN Reports and Resolutions

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2003)

UN Treaty Body General Comments

Human Rights Committee General Comment 22 on the Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion

UN Treaty Body Views

Karnel Singh Bhinder v Canada (Human Rights Committee Views on Communication 208/1986)

Regional Documents

Regional Treaties

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights

Regional Instruments

European Union

Directive on a General Framework for Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation

Judgements and Decisions by Regional Courts and Bodies

African Commission on Human and People's Rights

Amnesty International and Others v Sudan

European Court of Human Rights

Dahlab v Switzerland

Hoffmann v Austria

Otto-Preminger-Institut v Austria

Refah Partisi (Welfare Party) and Others v Turkey

Sahin v Turkey