Human Rights, Immigration and Refugee Law


American Society of International Law - International Human Rights Resource Guide

Electronic resource guide on international human rights law.

Amnesty International (Canada)

Amnesty International is a global movement of over 3 million people in more than 150 countries working together to protect and promote human rights. It is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest, or religion.

Forced Migration Review

Forced Migration Review(FMR) provides the humanitarian community with a practice-oriented forum for debate on issues facing refugees and internally displaced people in order to improve policy and practice and to involve refugees and displacement workers in programme design and implementation. It attempts to promote wider knowledge of and respect for the UN Refugee Convention and the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. Maintained by Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre.

Human Rights Library - University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library houses one of the largest collections of more than sixty thousand core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and other primary international human rights instruments. The site also provides access to more than four thousands links and a unique search device for multiple human rights sites.

Human Rights Practices - Country Reports

Country-by-country reports about human rights practices around the world as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Maintained by the U.S. State Department.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Access to information about immigration and refugee hearings in Canada

International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights - INTERIGHTS

This is "INTERIGHTS' Human Rights Case Law Database service. Over 2,000 summaries of significant human rights decisions are available, from both domestic Commonwealth courts, and from tribunals applying international human rights law such as the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and many more."

International Commission of Jurists

An international NGO dedicated to the implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights. Site includes news flashes and full documents about human rights violations, terrorism, judicial independence, economic, social and cultural rights, disappearances, gender, military tribunals, genocide, and torture, among other topics. Searchable by keyword, topic, country or format of document. Also in French.

New York University Guide to Human Rights Links

Links to many international and U.S.-based human rights organizations. Links to full-text documents. Maintained by NYU.

Refugee Law

Refugee case law website based at the University of Michigan Law School.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Contains links to data bases of country-of-origin of refugees and legal information consisting of selected UNHCR documents and reports. Included are full-text country reports, events timelines, think-tank papers, research briefs, appliable UN resolutions, guidelines, and statutes, etc. Aimed at the needs of UNHCR staff (protection officers, field officers, legal officers), non-governmental organizations, government asylum officers involved in the status determination process, judges, lawyers and academics.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Documentation

This site provides access to United Nations documentation related to the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including meetings, members of the various committees, and other documents.