Source material and useful links

for Tread Softly background briefings on Human Rights

UN Human Rights System

Text of Universal Declaration

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Human Rights Council

UN Human Rights Bodies

List of Human Rights Issues from Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Universal Human Rights Index – recommendations and observations on specific human rights issues from the United Nations Human Rights system

Human Rights Principles from UN Population Fund

Women’s Rights

UN Women

Commission on the Status of Women

International Women’s Day

Refugee Rights

UN Refugee Agency

Global Trends: Forced Displacement in 2015

1951 Refugee Convention FAQ

UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Advocacy and Research

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

Asian Human Rights Commission


Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and People’s Rights

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

The Girl Effect


Norwegian Refugee Council

Refugees International

International Rescue Committee

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Center for Economic and Social Rights

more Human Rights briefings
Political Backlash
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Human Rights Law
Women’s Rights in International Law
Refugee or Migrant Worker?
Rights of Refugees and Migrant Workers
Human Rights Law Enforcement
Rights-based Development

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