Research Links

Human Rights Research Links

Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change

United Nations

United Nations: Civil Society

United Nations: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

United Nations: Convention (No. 111) Concerning Discrimination in respect of Employment and Occupation

United Nations: Development Fund for Women

United Nations Development Programme
Being LGBT in Asia: Country Chapters from Indonesia and the Philippines

United Nations: Division for the Advancement of Women

United Nations: Economic and Social Development

United Nations: Economic and Social Affairs Publications

United Nations: High Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations: High Commissioner for Human Rights Library

United Nations: High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations: Human Rights

United Nations: Humanitarian Affairs

United Nations: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

United Nations: International Law

United Nations: Database containing case law issued by Treaty Bodies

United Nations: Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

United Nations: Publications

United Nations: Social Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee (the “Third Committee”)

United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

United Nations: Universal Human Rights Index

United Nations: Treaty Collection

The European Union

The European Union: Action Against Discrimination, Civil Society

The European Union: Charter of Fundamental Rights

The European Union: European Economic and Social Committee

The European Union: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)

The European Union: Gender Equality

The European Union: Human Rights – Fundamental Rights

The European Union: Human Rights and Democratisation

The European Union: Law

The European Union: Publications Office


Treaty of Asuncion

EU/Mercosur (European Commission External Relations)

Interregional Framework Agreement Between the EU and Mercosur

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The Yogyakarta Principles

Center for Justice and International Law

International Commission of Jurists

Human Rights Watch: LGBT Rights Sexual Minorities and HIV Status

HREA: Sexual Orientation and Human Rights (includes collection of international and regional instruments of protection and promotion)

ILGA: “Files” (Documents on Various LGBT topics)

ILGA: “LGBTI Rights in the World” – Map Indicating the Legal Status of LGBTI People in Every Country (Accurate as of January 2008)