Major Human Rights Treaties

Sources for Treaties and Documents (see also, Guide to Locating Treaties):

Organizations (may issue reports, statements, treaty interpretations, country reports; may consider complaints and issue opinions.)


Selected Treatises

  • Alston, The United Nations and Human Rights: a Critical Appraisal (K3240.4 .U48 1992)
  • Bassiouni & DeZayas, The Protection of Human Rights in the Administration of Criminal Justice: a Compendium of United Nations Norms and Standards (K5452 .P76 1994)
  • Bedi, The Development of Human Rights Law by the Judges of the International Court of Justice (K3240 .B427 2007)
  • Ramcharan, The Protection of U.N. Human Rights Special Procedures (K3240 .R36 2009) 
  • Schabas, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the Travaux Préparatoires (K 3246.2 .U55 2013)

United Nations Publications