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

Why Is International Human Rights Law Such an Easy Target? – by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN 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

Twenty Years of Economic and Social Rights Advocacy – from Center for Economic and Social Rights

Women’s Rights

UN Women

Commission on the Status of Women

International Women’s Day

Right to Development

Making right to development a reality for everyonesummary by Third World Network of the first report to the Human Rights Council of the new Special Rapporteur on the right to development, Mr Saad Alfarargi

Advocacy and Research

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

The Pushback Against the Populist Challenge – introduction to Human Rights Watch World Report 2018 by Kenneth Roth

Asian Human Rights Commission


Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

The Girl Effect


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
Human Rights Law Enforcement
Rights-based Development