Substantive rights-general comments

The only way to understand any given right is to examine the current international view thereon. It is imperative therefore to look at international and regional human rights reports submitted by States, individual communications and the associated views thereon of the bodies concerned. The following web sites contain links to the texts applied by the monitoring bodies and their jurisprudence.

UN System

www.ohchr.org - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/treaty/index.htm — United Nations Conventional Mechanisms links.

Regional systems

www.echr.coe.int - The European Court of Human Rights

www.corteidh.or.cr - Inter-American Court of Human Rights (partly in Spanish).

Other sites and search engines

www1.umn.edu/humanrts - University of Minnesota Human Rights Library. Contains international and regional materials.

www.bayefsky.com - Professor Bayefsky's website. Contains solely UN materials but has a comprehensive search facility allowing searches by themes and subject matter.