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ENCYCLOPEDIA

DICTIONARIES & GLOSSARIES

THESAURUS

DIRECTORIES

UN REFERENCE MATERIAL

  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY

General Assembly 55th session

Annotated Agenda (1.5MB)

Adopted Agenda (A/55/251)

Resolutions

Landmark General Assembly Documents (Available in all Official Languages)

  • SECURITY COUNCIL

Resolutions

Presidential Statements

Exchanges of Letters

Secretary-General's Reports to the Security Council (1994-2001)

  • ECOSOC

Annotated Agenda (64K)

Resolutions

Decisions

Sessional documents

INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS

  • The International Bill of Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty

  • The Proclamation of Tehran
Proclamation of Teheran
  • The Right of Self-Determination
Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

General Assembly Resolution 1803 (XVII) of 14 December 1962, "Permanent sovereignty over natural resources"

  • Prevention of Discrimination
United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

International Convention against Apartheid in Sports

Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention

Convention against Discrimination in Education

Protocol Instituting a Concilation and Good Offices Commission to be responsible for seeking a settlement of any disputes which may arise between States Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education

Equal Remuneration Convention

Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief

Declaration of Fundamental Principles concerning the Contribution of the Mass Media to Strengthening Peace and International Understanding, to the Promotion of Human Rights and to Countering Racialism, Apartheid and Incitement to War

Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice

Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

  • Rights of Women
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination on Discrimination against Women

Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the Political Rights of Women

Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict

  • Rights of the Child
Declaration of the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Declaration on Social and Legal Principles relating to the Protection and Welfare of Children, with Special Reference to Foster Placement and Adoption Nationally and Internationally

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflicts

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

  • Slavery, Servitude, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking
Slavery Convention

Protocol amending the Slavery Convention signed at Geneva on 25 September 1926

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery

Forced Labour Convention

Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others

  • Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: Protection of Persons subjected to Detention or Imprisonment
Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners

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

United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty

Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Being Subjected to Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

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

Principles of Medical Ethics relevant to the Role of Health Personnel, particularly Physicians, in the Protection of Prisoners and Detainees against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty

Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials

Basic Principles on the Use of the Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials

Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers

Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (the Tokyo Rules)

United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (The Ridyadh Guidelines)

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice ("The Beijing Rules")

Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power

Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Model Treaty on the Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters

Model Treaty on the Transfer of Supervision of Offenders Conditionally Sentenced or Conditionally Released

Declaration on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Execution

  • Nationality, Statelessness, Asylum and Refugees
Convention on the Nationality of Married Women

Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees

Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Declaration on Territorial Asylum

Declaration on the Human Rights of Individuals Who are not Nationals of the Country in which they Live

  • War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, including Genocide
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Principles of international co-operation in the detection, arrest, extradition and punishment of persons guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity

  • Humanitarian Law
Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and the Sick in Armed Forces in the Field

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol I)

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol II)

  • Other Links to Online Treaties and Conventions

Treaty of the European Union

United Nations Treaty Collection

Yale Law School - Avalon Project
Documents available in full text in the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. The documentation ranges from the pre-18th century period to the 20th century

  • Full Text Reference Documents

The State of The World's Refugees 2000 (Full text)

Report of the Secretary-General on the Implementation of the Report of the Panel
on United Nations Peace Operations
(277K)
(A/55/502) October 2000

Report of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations
(A/55/305-S/2000/809) August 2000

“We the Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century”
Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
March 2000

An Easy Reference to International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law in English , French - UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 1999

Human Rights Watch World Report 2000
Human Rights Watch

World Report 1999
Human Rights Watch

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization (A/54/1)
United Nations, August 1999

Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the protection of civilians in armed conflict (S/1999/957) United Nations, September 1999

The State of the World's Refugees: A Humanitarian Agenda (1997)
UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Amnesty International Annual Report 1999

The International Response to Conflict and Genocide: Lessons from the Rwanda Experience by the Steering Committee of the Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda, March 1996

UNDP Human Development Report (2000)

SIPRI YEARBOOK 1999 - Armaments, Disarmament and International Security Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

MEMBER COUNTRIES INFORMATION

The World Development Report (The World Bank Group)

The Economist Intelligence Unit

USAID Country reports

CIA Fact Books

World Constitutions

INTERNET SEARCH ENGINES

  • English Language Search Engines

Altavista
Excite
Fast
Google
Hotbot
Lycos
NorthernLight
WebCrawler
Yahoo

  • French Language Search Engines

Abidjan.net
Adminet (Québec)
C'est Trouvé
Ecila
Francité
Francopholistes
Gabon Central
Lokace
Nomade.fr
PrésenceWeb
La Toile du Québec
Yahoo France

LEGAL PORTALS AND DIRECTORIES

  • English Language sites

FindLaw
Law Crawler
Lawguru.com - Legal Research Page
Lawrunner
Law.com

  • French Language Sites

Annuaire des sites juridiques candiens
CyberDroit
Droit en ligne - Liens juridiques ( Université de St Etienne, France)
E-Droit
JuriFrance-Le Droit Français en ligne
Juriguide-Le village de la justice
Portail du Droit Français
Le Portail du droit belge 
La Porte du Droit

LEGAL PUBLISHERS

Other sites on legal publishing

Law Book Publishers and Reviews
Books-on-Law : Legal book reviews
Lawbooks Online

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES