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Human Rights Law Research Guide

This guide will lead researchers through primary materials and introduce important secondary sources. While general human rights sources are covered in the guide, special attention is paid to resources that specifically address international women's human

IGOs and NGOs Concerned with Human Rights

There are many international organizations which focus on human rights. Some organizations promulgate instruments and adjudicate human rights issues. Non-governmental organizations play an important role in the development of norms, institutions, and procedures for protecting human rights. A great deal of information is produced by both IGOs and NGOs. Author searches in ouronline catalog using the name of the organization will often result in a list of the reports and documents produced by the organization. Keyword searching is another option. Many of these organizations post their reports and other documents on the internet.

For more information on mega-lists of IGOs and NGOs and directories, see our -.

Selected Inter-Governmental Organizations

Selected Non-Governmental Organizations