Where can I find a documentary history of UN human rights bodies?
Last Updated: May 09, 2018     Views: 648

The Library of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has prepared an extensive Human Rights Timeline research guide.

From the guide description: 

The Human Rights Timeline is your guide to the history of human rights development through official documents of the United Nations:

  • reports and resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights and Human Rights Council, reports of the Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups,
  • resolutions of the Economic and Social Council and of the General Assembly related to human rights,
  • treaties, conventions and declarations and human rights conferences.


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