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Listed here are links to useful web databases in English and Arabic on human rights, with a particular focus on Islam and human rights. The resources linked to include human rights instruments, treaties, research and advocacy initiatives, and other relevant information. Sites linked will open in a new browser window. The Islam and Human Rights Program is not responsible for the content of any of the external websites mentioned or linked through this website. External sites will open in a new browser window. Articles on Islam and human rights are also directly accessible from the Articles section, where they are listed by author and title.


United Nations
Human Rights - Arabic
University of Minnesota
Human Rights Library - Arabic


Arab Human Rights Netcenter -- a collection of photos, articles and op-eds concerning human rights in Palestine, with links to other organizations.
Emory Law School
Islamic Family Law
Islamic Institute for Human Rights -- resources including Islamic human rights documents, original articles, and a searchable online library of hundreds of articles on Islam and human rights.
Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
Middle East and North Africa Human Rights Activism in Cyberspace
School of Oriental and African Studies, Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Islamic and Middle Eastern Law Materials
United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC, USA
Islam and Democracy Symposium, Information and archived audio and video of proceedings
University of Georgia, Dept. of Religion, Islam and Islamic Studies
Women in Islam
University of Minnesota
Islam and Human Rights Links
University of Washington, Center for Women and Democracy
Resources on Women and Islam


Alliance for Lifelong Learning
Educational Resources, Academic Libraries -- Human Rights
American Society for International Law
Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law - Human Rights
Columbia Law School, Arthur W. Diamond Law Library
Human and Constitutional Rights
Derechos Human Rights
Human Rights Issues
Human Rights Education and Research Center, University of Ottawa
Virtual Public Library -- International Human Rights Websites
Human Rights Education Association
Human Rights Treaties and Other Instruments

Human Rights Education Library
Human Rights Internet
Human Rights Databank
Human Rights Network International
Comprehensive research resource on human rights
Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights

Human Rights Organization and Resources
Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems (HURIDOCS)
HURIDOCS home page

HURIDOCS Search page
International Human Rights Law Group
Country Programs
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)
Electronic Clearinghouse -- Articles and Research on Human Rights
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
International Human Rights Instruments
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights translated into your language
People's Movement for Human Rights Education
Related Resources
Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI)
Human Rights Resources
Tufts University, Fletcher School
Human Rights Documents
United Nations
Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
University of Minnesota
Human Rights Library
University of Toronto
Women's Human Rights Resources Database
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Universal Voices: Online Human Rights Internet Guide
US Dept. of State
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 1993-1999