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European Court of Human Rights: HUDOC  

Database of European Court of Human Rights judgments.

Law Resources: Human Rights

1COR Human Rights and Public Law Update  

Over 1000 reports and commentaries, dating back to 1998, on human rights cases - regularly updated; practical guidance on the Human Rights Act and the Convention; articles on human rights issues.

Commonwealth Human Rights Law Database  

Provides summaries of recent human rights decisions from national courts in Commonwealth jurisdictions free of charge through a browse facility and a search engine. Many of the cases summarised are unpublished decisions which are not readily available in other jurisdictions.

EUR-Lex: Summaries of EU Legislation: Human rights  

Respect for human rights and dignity, together with the principles of freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law, are values common to all European Union (EU) countries. They also guide the EU's action both inside and outside its borders. European action in this area is based on the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to which the Charter of Fundamental Rights, proclaimed in 2000, is annexed. Since 2009, the Charter has been legally binding on the EU institutions and national governments (when they are implementing EU law). The Charter is consistent with the European Convention on Human Rights (adopted in the framework of the Council of Europe). However, it does not, as such, establish any new rights but serves to gather together existing rights that had been scattered between different sources.

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms  

Full text of the Convention as amended by the Protocols.

European Court of Human Rights Database of Case-Law (HUDOC)  

Database of European Court of Human Rights judgments.


Gives direct access to the content of over 3,000 human rights websites. Filters out non-relevant content: only the pages from websites with a main focus on human rights are indexed.

IBA: International Rule of Law Directory  

The IBA's Human Rights Institute is creating a worldwide directory of organisations offering assistance to the rule of law.

One Crown Office Row: Human Rights Update  

Over 400 reports and commentaries on human rights cases dating back to 1998, practical guidance on the Human Rights Act and the Convention, articles and discussion forum.

University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre  

Committed to the promotion and protection of human rights and the establishment and strengthening of the rule of law worldwide. It carries out its work by means of research, training, publications and capacity building. It collaborates with governments, intergovernmental organisations, academics, students and civil society, and has implemented programmes worldwide.  

Publisher: Liberty  

Aims to provide an easily understood guide to the Human Rights Act 1998, explaining its relevance and impact in many different areas of law ranging from rights of privacy to rights of peaceful protest.

The Directory: Courts and Tribunals: International

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)  

Administers the European Convention of Human Rights, sitting in Strasbourg. Operates within the framework of the Council of Europe as opposed to the European Union.

The Directory: Government Departments

The Directory: Human Rights Organisations

Amnesty International  Live bookmark  

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have: more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights; more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice Our vision is for every person to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

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Bail for Immigration Detainees  

Bail for Immigration Detainees is an independent charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. We work with asylum seekers and migrants, in removal centres and prisons, to secure their release from detention.

Campaign for Freedom of Information  Live bookmark  

The Campaign for Freedom of Information is the UK's leading voice defending freedom of information. We advise the public on using the FOI Act, encourage good practice by authorities, provide FOI training and try to improve how the Act works. The Campaign is in financial difficulty and urgently needs your help to continue this important work.

Scottish Public Information Forum 25 March 2019
Using the FOI Act, 29 January 2019
Using the FOI Act, 24 October 2018
Scottish Public Information Forum 28 September 2018
New report proposes extending NHS safety investigation secrecy
Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions – what do they mean in practice
Response to the ICO’s call for comments on its draft ‘Regulatory Action Policy’
Submission on NHS secrecy to Joint Committee

Charter 88  

A grass-roots movement campaigning for democracy, rights and freedoms.

Electronic Frontier Foundation  

Defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights in all digital rights issues.

European Human Rights Centre (EHRC)  

Represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations interested in the promotion of human rights throughout Europe and beyond.