Lawyers Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University in Washington DC have recently launched The Global Health and Human Rights Database (www.globalhealthrights.org). This database is an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of more than 1000 judgment, case law, national constitutions, and international instruments, as well as their translations and summaries. It covers health and human rights law from both common and civil law jurisdictions, and features case law and other legal documents from more than 80 countries and in 25 languages. As practitioners and scholars analyze legal strategies, this database can serve as a starting point for research and practice.
The International Justice Resource Center (ijrcenter.org) at http://ihrlaw.org/ is an online resource website which supports law students researching or practicing international human rights law. For instance, IJRC Interview Series provide insights into the practice of international human rights law. The “Research Aid” section of the site provides original analysis and links to a variety of databases for researching primary and secondary sources of international human rights law, with the following sub-sections:
International Human Rights Instruments: look up treaties, declarations and others
Jurisprudence Databases: search for judgments and other decisions by international courts and quasi-judicial bodies from various databases
Analysis (including reviews of important new publications): find in-depth explanations of, and commentary on, international human rights law
Human Rights Conditions: research a particular State’s human rights record or widespread practices of international concern using the country-specific and thematic resources
Civil Society Actors: the websites of NGO and law school clinics are useful for keeping track of news, current commentary, and action campaigns by organizations active in the field of human rights
Thematic Research Guides: get a general understanding of a particular human right (e.g., freedom of expression or health) and tips for further research