How to Find International Legal Information: United Nations

Statutory and case law, treaties and conventions, dispute resolution, and more

U.N. Security Council Resolutions

United Nations Security Council resolutions 1946-current: text, dates of adoption, and vote total.

U.N. General Assembly Resolutions

United Nations General Assembly resolutions (1946-current; online) text, dates of adoption, and vote totals. For a comparison of U.N. member voting history using a variety of indicators, see Voting Practices in the United Nations from the U.S. Dept. of State.

United Nations site searches

Human Rights

Council of Europe An international organisation in Strasbourg which comprises 47 countries of Europe. It was set up to promote democracy and protect human rights and the rule of law in Europe. See Reports of Judgments and Decisions for case law. 

United Nations - Human Rights Watch Links to documents, treaties and cases.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR is governed by the UN General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

CEDAW: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.