Common bodies of human rights information, such as legislation, policies, jurisprudence and more, remain trapped in difficult-to-access PDFs and stacks of paper. The situation affects many actors within the global human rights movement, from lawyers arguing cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and diplomats lobbying states at the United Nations Human Rights Council, to local activists translating legal decisions into tangible change for their communities.
This information can be a force for good, so we at HURIDOCS strive to make such collections more accessible. We do so by helping NGOs and institutions to build online libraries that are easy to navigate, analyse and maintain. With better access to the information produced by these mechanisms, human rights defenders can pursue advocacy and litigation with more impact.
Check out the latest updates on our blog, and explore some highlights of our collaborations with partners below: