Documents & Resources

Below are links to documents and other resources focused on human rights.

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Historical documents

The documents listed here are pre-20th century.  They are both legal documents that influenced actual law and literary or other cultural documents that influenced society’s perception of the value and domain of human rights.

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

Magna Carta

Code of Hammurabi

Cyrus Cylinder

Declaration of the Rights of Woman

Virginia Declaration of Rights

Constitution of Medina

 

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Modern Documents

The documents listed here are from the 20th and 21st centuries.  They are mainly legal documents that affected governance but can also include cultural artifacts that have influenced society’s perception of the value and domain of human rights.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Convention on the Crime and Punishment of Genocide

Convention Against Torture

Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Declaration of Rights of Disabled Persons

Convention on the Rights of the Child

European Social Charter

 

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Documents by Theme

Here are thematic pages which list the major documents and artifacts that directly concern a major topic in the field of human rights.

Children

Indigenous Peoples

Women

Persons with Disabilities

Slavery & Trafficking

Torture

Racial Discrimination

Migration & Refugees

Civil & Political Rights

Social & Cultural Rights

Disappearances & Death by State