Human Rights and International Law


International Criminal Law Electronic Resources:

  • American Society of International Law Research Guide on International Criminal Law
  • The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center War Crimes Research Portal
  • NYU's Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases: International Criminal Law
  • UN Human Rights Index (great resource)
  • The War Crimes Project at New England School of Law
  • Instruments, Treaties and Organizations Involved in Transitional Justice Issues:

  • Amnesty International
  • Berkeley War Crimes Center
  • Chilean Human Rights Project
  • Coalition for International Justice
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • Freedom House
  • Geneva Conventions
  • Genocide Convention
  • State-based definitions of genocide
  • Human Rights Watch
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Jus ad bellum
  • Jus in bello
  • Jus cogens rights (case law)
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  • Pinochet case
  • Reports from the International Crisis Group
  • Transparency International
  • United Nations Charter
  • United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
  • United Nations Human Rights Council
  • University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
  • University of California Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center
  • United States Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
  • US Declaration of Independence
  • US Institute of Peace Truth Commissions Collection
  • Yale University Avalon Project: Documents on Law, History and Diplomacy
  • Yale University Genocide Studies Program
  • Refugee Issues:

  • UNHCR
  • UNHCR donor profiles (including percentage of earmarked donation)
  • UNHCR Statistical Yearbook and Overview
  • UNHCR Global Reports
  • UNHCR NGO consultations
  • Domestic Responses to International Law:

  • Belgium and universal jurisdiction
  • Pinochet case
  • Roper and Barria data (figure and tables) concerning Bosnian judicial structure (here is the forthcoming paper)
  • State-based definitions of genocide
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC):

  • Information about the ECCC
  • Statute of the ECCC
  • Home page of the ECCC
  • International Criminal Court (ICC):

  • ICC
  • Home page of the ratification of the ICC
  • UN Resolution referring Darfur cases
  • US view of the ICC in terms of Article 98 agreements
  • Article 98 agreements and Latin American states
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR):

  • Bio of President Kagame
  • Home page of the ICTR
  • Ghosts of Rwanda
  • Map of Rwanda
  • Gacaca justice
  • Trials in Rwanda
  • UN Resolution 955
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY):

  • Dayton Peace Agreement
  • Map of the former Yugoslavia (by ethnic groups)
  • Resolution authorizing the creation of the ICTY
  • Home page of the ICTY
  • International Military Tribunal (Nuremberg and Tokyo):

  • Video of Nuremberg Trials
  • Video of IMTFE
  • Charter of the IMT
  • Charter of the IMTFE
  • Summary of convictions
  • Crime of aggression
  • Serious Crimes Panel for East Timor Leste (SCPET) and the Indonesian Ad Hoc Human Rights Court for East Timor:

  • Information on the Indonesian Process from the East Timor Judicial Monitoring Project
  • Home page of the Serious Crimes Unit
  • Information on the Indonesian Process from Human Rights and Constitutional Rights
  • Map of Timor
  • War in East Timor
  • Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL):

  • Home page of the SCSL
  • Statute of the SCSL
  • Home page of the government of Sierra Leone
  • Other links to Sierra Leone
  • Text of the Lome Accord
  • Videos of the SCSL
  • US Embassy in Freetown
  • Map of Sierra Leone
  • Diamond areas in Sierra Leone
  • Child soldier
  • TRC for Sierra Leone
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCs):

  • The US Institute of Peace maintains a great page devoted to TRCs

    Data Sets:

  • CIRI human rights data set
  • Demography data sets
  • ISA data archive
  • Institutions and Elections Project data set
  • Poe, Carey and Vazquez article and figures
  • Political Terror Scale
  • Polity IV data set (codebook and data set in SPSS)
  • Roper and Barria war crimes tribunal funding data set and code book
  • Roper and Barria UNHCR funding data set and code book
  • Roper and Barria Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Africa Data Set (TRACDS) data set and codebook
  • Journals Devoted to International Law and International Criminal Law:

  • HG list of several law journals
  • American Journal of International Law
  • European Journal of International Law
  • International Comparative Law Review
  • International Journal of Transitional Justice
  • International Review of the Red Cross
  • Journal of International Criminal Justice
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
  • Journals Devoted to Human Rights Issues:

  • Buffalo Human Rights Law Review
  • Columbia Human Rights Law Review
  • Essex Human Rights Review
  • Human Rights Quarterly
  • Human Rights Review
  • Human Rights and Human Welfare
  • International Journal of Human Rights
  • Journal of Human Rights