Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights Law, Fourth Edition (2009)

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This comprehensive documentary supplement contains selected international human rights instruments, including:
•   United Nations Documents
•   Other United Nations Instruments
•   Regional Instruments
•   U.S. Reservations, Declarations, and Understandings
•   Selected U.S. Legislation

This volume also contains a bibliography for research on international human rights law, including entries for:

•   Human Rights Instruments (compilations of, status of, and legislative history of)
•   Human Rights Case Law, Jurisprudence, Decisions, and Digests
•   Research Guides on the Major Human Rights Instruments
•   Refugee Law
•   Economic Issues
•   International Criminal Tribunals
•   Research Guides and Bibliographies
•   Book and Periodical Indexes
•   Electronic Sources

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I. SELECTED INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS




A. United Nations Documents 3

Charter of the United Nations 3

The International Bill of Human Rights 22

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 22

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 26

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 33

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 46

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Aiming at Abolition of the Death Penalty 49

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 51

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 54

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 62

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 71

Convention on the Rights of the Child 80

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees 95

Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees 106

B. Other United Nations Instruments 108

Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action 108

Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women 129

Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment 133

Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons 139

Economic and Social Council Resolution 728f 141

Economic and Social Council Resolution 1235 142

Economic and Social Council Resolution 1503 143

C. Regional Instruments 145

African [Banjul] Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights 145

American Convention on Human Rights 155

American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man 173

[European] Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 176

D. U.S. Reservations, Declarations, and Understandings 186

International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide 186

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 187

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 189

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 190

E. U.S. Legislation 191

22 U.S.C. _ 2151n, Human rights and development assistance 191

22 U.S.C. _ 2304, Human rights and security assistance 193

22 U.S.C. _ 262d, Human rights and United States assistance policies with international financial institutions 196

F. Other Documents 198

Charter of the International Military Tribunal (IMT), Agreement for the Prosecution and Punishment of the Major War Criminals of the European Axis (London Agreement) 198

Control Council Law No. 10 198

II. BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR RESEARCH ON INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

A. Compilations of Human Rights Instruments 207

1. United Nations (U.N.) 207

2. International Labour Organisation (ILO) 207

3. U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 208

4. U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 208

5. Council of Europe 209

6. Organization of African Unity (OAU) 210

7. Organization of American States (OAS) 210

8. Humanitarian Law 211

9. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) 212

10. United States 213

11. Other Collections 213

B. Status of Human Rights Instruments 214

1. Sources on the Status of U.N. Human Rights Instruments 214

2. Other Sources 215

C. Legislative History of Human Rights Instruments 216

D. Human Rights Case Law, Jurisprudence, Decisions, and Digests 217

1. U.N. 217

2. ILO 221

3. Council of Europe and European Union 222

4. OAS 223

5. Other 224

E. Rules of Procedure and Guidelines 225

F. Research Guides on the Six Major Human Rights Instruments 226

1. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Optional Protocols 226

2. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 231

3. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 236

4. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 238

5. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 244

6. Convention on the Rights of the Child 246

G. Refugee Law 250

H. Selected Texts 251

I. Research Guides and Bibliographies 260

J. Periodicals 263

K. Book and Periodical Indices 267

L. Electronic Sources 268

1. Databases 268

2. Internet 272

3. Directories 277

M. Practice Guides 278

N. Congressional Material 281

O. Factfinding Methodology 282

P. Country Situations 283

1. Legal System Information Sources 283

2. Country Reports 283

3. Constitutions 285

4. Criminal Codes and Criminal Procedure Codes 285

5. Other Legislation 285

6. Directories 285

7. Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Reports 286

8. U.N. Documents 288

9. Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 291

10. Media Services 291