Skip to Main Content

Human Rights Research Guide: Human Rights Organization

Intergovermental Organizations (IGOs)

UN Charter-based bodies:

Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review Working Group, Human Rights Council Advisory Committee.

UN Treaty-based bodies:

Human Rights Committee (CCPR), Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), CEDAW, CAT, SPT, CRC, CMW, CRPD, CED


Council of Europe: Human Rights

OAS: The Inter-American Human Rights System

Inter-American Commission, Inter-American Court

Africa, Islam, Asia, etc.

Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)


Amnesty Int’l, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, Human Rights Internet, International League for Human Rights, etc.

Refer to the following resources to find a relevent NGOs:

DPI-NGO Directory, UM Human Rights Library (NGO Links), Human Rights Links (NGOs), Hurisearch, CIAO (working papers), etc.