Friday, 21 October 2011

UNODC Human Trafficking Case Law Database

Launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) - the Human Trafficking Case Law Database is freely accessible and searchable. It contains currently more than 150 case briefs from 30 countries. Case summaries are provided by a number of law schools including the University of Queensland Human Trafficking Working Group and the University of Michigan Law School Human Trafficking Clinic. 

It includes data from 1981 onwards. Individual entries summarise the facts giving case names, outcomes, decisions. Full text case reports are not online.

Access is at

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

UK Supreme Court says forced marriage law is unlawful

“A government ban on non-EU foreign spouses under the age of 21 entering the UK is unlawful, say top judges..”
For the full story see the BBC Website 

Friday, 30 September 2011

Amnesty UK's Resource Centre

The Resource Centre is Amnesty UK's specialist human rights library based at the Human Rights Action Centre. Members, activists, researchers, students and the general public are welcome to visit.

Use the Resource Centre to:

  • Learn more about our campaigns and the work of Amnesty International
  • Access our latest reports and other publications 
  • Research particular countries and issues 
  • Use our book and journal collections to read about human rights from a variety of perspectives
  • Be inspired by what activists have done and find out about different campaigning techniques 
  • Stock up on leaflets and materials for your local group or for events 
  • Take action on Amnesty campaigns using the internet-enabled PCs, photocopier, printer, and latest urgent action sheets
Search the catalogue: LibraryThing
Online links: You can use the Resource Centre's online bookmarks collection on delicious

Visiting the Resource Centre:

How to find us: We are based at the Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch, London. How to get here.
Opening hours: Drop in opening hours are 10am to 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Resource Centre is open by appointment at other times.
Contact us: email or call 44 (0)20 7033 1566.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

African Human Rights Case law Analyser

IHRDA and Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems (HURIDOCS) have launched a new online database of jurisprudence of the African Human Rights System. It provides free access to ALL decisions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACmHPR) in English and French. It provides links to authorities (laws and cases cited) and you can search by keyword, region or name of parties. Access is at