Subject Guides

Primary Sources



Reports & News


  • Amnesty International Reports
    Documents human rights situations in 155 countries with regional summaries.   Website covers 1993 - present.
    Bartle Library has annual reports from 1977 to present (Bartle Ref JC571 .A46).
  • Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (U. S. State Department) 
    U. S. State Department reports submitted to Congress annually that summarize the individual, civil, political, female, and worker rights in all countries of the world.  Website covers 1999 - present.   

    These are also available as  "Committee Prints & Misc Publications"  through the Proquest Congressional database, along with related documents.   Bartle Library has 1979 -2008 in print  (Bartle Ref JC571 .C68).
  • Human Rights Library (University of Minnesota)
    Gateway to primary source documents, treaties, human rights search engines, NGOs, etc.
  • Human Rights Watch Reports
    The definitive non-governmental organization devoted to tracking human rights conditions worldwide. Web site contains annual reports from 1996 to the present (2005), thematic reports, and current news releases, updated daily.
  • Westlaw Next
    European Union and Great Britian human rights case law.