Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre contains useful reports, news, and information relating to business and human rights issues.

The website is available in both English and Portuguese.

Business & human rights – A brief introduction

A summary from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre on what are business and human rights, their history, process of recognition, and how business and human rights function today.

Available in English and Portuguese.

National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights

A website hosted by the Danish Institute for Human Rights with resources on business and human rights, national action plans, the UN Guiding Principles, and business and human rights in individual countries.

Website only available in English but some resources available in Spanish.

The Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)

“The Global Alliance for National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) is the international association of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) from all parts of the globe.

Established in 1993, the GANHRI promotes and strengthens NHRIs to be in accordance with the Paris Principles, and provides leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights.

The GANHRI:

  • Facilitates and supports NHRI engagement with the UN Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies
  • Encourages cooperation and information sharing among NHRIs, including through an annual meeting and biennial conference
  • Undertakes accreditation of NHRIs in accordance with the Paris Principles
  • Promotes the role of NHRIs within the United Nations and with States and other international agencies
  • Offers capacity building in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCR)
  • Assists NHRIs under threat
  • If requested, can assist government to establish NHRIs”

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

OHCHR: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UN website containing links to different resources on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Available in English only.

OHCHR Publications

Database of UN Publications on human rights including fact sheets, reference materials, training and education materials, and policy materials. Site is in English, however the majority of publications are available for download in both English and Spanish.

Commissioner for Human Rights

Main website of the European Union Human Rights Commissioner. Contains reports on human rights issues in Europe including country monitoring and recommendations. Site is available in English or French.

UN Portal on Human Rights Based Approaches to Programming

UN Portal containing information on human rights as well as human rights mainstreaming. Contains practical resources on how to mainstream human rights in programming as well as general resources and information on human rights at the international, regional and country level, as well as by topic. Site available in multiple languages including Portuguese.

OAU/AU Treaties, Conventions, Protocols & Charters

Database of African Union treaties, conventions, protocols and charters and status by country. Available in English or French.

Gabinete de Documentação e Direito Comparado

Useful source in Portuguese from the Attorney General of the Republic of Portugal.

OHCHR Fact Sheets

Database of fact sheets from the UN on various human rights topics, available in English and Spanish.

The Impact of Mercenary Activities on the Right of Peoples to Self-Determination

Seventeen Frequently Asked Questions about United Nations Special Rapporteurs

Human Rights and Refugees

The Committee against Torture

Contemporary Forms of Slavery

International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples