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Human Rights: UN Documents

Research information and library resources on many aspects of human rights; Librarian David Vassar, Editor.

UN Terms

Some United Nations terms:

--Declarations: may not be legally binding. Can be adopted by the General Assembly and other UN bodies, e.g., the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

--Conventions: legally binding instruments, e.g., Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Index to United Nations Documents

Other Human Rights Documents

United Nations Research Guide

Created by the Dag Hammarskjöd Library, United Nations

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