Saturday, January 31, 2009

Universal Human Rights Index

With a few clicks searchers can view the assessments of UN bodies of the status of implementation of human rights in any particular situation. This renders the existing vast amount of UN information on human rights even more transparent and accessible.

The Universal Human Rights Index provides instant access for all countries to human rights information from the United Nations system. The index is based on the observations and recommendations of the following international expert bodies:

* the seven Treaty Bodies monitoring the implementation of the core international human rights treaties (since 2000)
* the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council (since 2006)

You can access the information by country, by rights and by body.

{Thanks, RB].

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