As mentioned by Adelaida in her previous post (, the University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Center is great resource. In addition to their Handbook on Human Rights Education, they also have an online Human Rights Library which is a nice tool. Amongst many features, they give a great overview on the International Bill of Human Rights which consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, as well as the two ‘International Covenants’;

– The International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights, and

-The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Both covenants entered into force in 1976. The Human Rights Library webpage on the International Bill of Human Rights also gives you the opportunity to check the list of countries that have signed and ratified the agreements.

The Human Rights Library of University of Minnesota is in general a very good source for information on Human Rights.

Check out the International Bill of Human Rights here:

And the Human Rights library in general here: