Leading Organizations

The following organizations are globally recognized leaders in the field of rule of law. Refresh the page to see additional organizations, and be sure to check back in the coming weeks—I.J. will be rolling out an expanded, detailed, and searchable list of trusted organizations working on rule of law issues around the world.

Clipboard_30United Nations Development Programme
UNDP is an intergovernmental development agency working to build peace and democratic governance across the full range of development contexts, through rule of law and human rights assistance.

Hague Institute for the Internationalisation
of Law (HiiL)

HiiL is dedicated to improving rulemaking and conflict resolution processes through innovation, by supporting clients and other stakeholdersacross borders and based on the best available knowledge.

Clipboard_11International Council of Jurists

The International Council of Jurists is a body of jurists working towards the promotion of administration of justice and the healthy development of law, suitable to social and economic needs of the people.

Rule of Law Index 2016



African Union

American Society International Law

Commission on Human Rights: Country and Thematic Mechanisms, Resolutions and Decisions

Committee Against Torture (CAT):Individual complaints, Decisions, Official records and Country Reports

Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Country Reports and Other Documents

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women(CEDAW): Country Reports and Other Documents

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD): Individual complaints, Decisions, Official records and Country Reports

Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC): Country Reports and Other Documents

Council of Europe: Human Rights Directorate

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

European Court of Human Rights

European Union

Global IDP Project

HUDOC Case-Law Collection

Human Rights Committee: Individual complaints, Decisions, Official records and Country Reports

ILOLEX (Database on International Labour Standards)

Inter-American Commission of Women

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

International Committee of the Red Cross

Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM)

Organisation of American States (OAS)



Southern African Development Community

Thesaurus of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

Tufts University


United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Treaty Collection

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library

University of Minnesota /refugee_index.html

Selected Non-Governmental Organisations The United Nations Human Rights Treaties

Canadian Council for Refugees

Center for Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)

ESCR-NET: The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

European Council for Refugees

FIAN International (For the Right to Feed Oneself)

Human Rights Campaign: Working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights

Human Rights First

Human Rights Internet

Human Rights Network International

INTERIGHTS: The International Center for the Legal Protection of Human Rights

International Council on Human Rights

International Service for Human Rights

International Women ’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW)

Policy Project: Improving reproductive health through policy change

Project Diana: An Online Human Rights Archive at Yale Law School

Project on International Courts and Tribunals

The Central American Refugee Center

The Danish Institute for Human Rights

West African for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Network

Yourrights: Liberty’s guide online guide to Human Rights Law in England and Wales