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


Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court


Guidelines on the Rights to a Remedy and Reparations for Victims of Violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power

UN Reports and Resolutions

Final Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Restitution, Compensation and Rehabilitation for Victims of Gross Violations of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (2000)

UN Treaty Body General Comments

Human Rights Committee General Comment 31 on the Nature of the General Legal Obligation

Regional Documents

Regional Treaties

European Convention on the Compensation of Victims of Violent Crimes

Regional Instruments

European Union

Framework Decision on the Standing of Victims in Criminal Proceedings