Human Rights Research Databases

Below is a directory of publicly available databases and online platforms that HURIDOCS has supported in one way or another over the years. Each resource listed here is a reliable source of human rights information, such as evidence, reports, policy and law.

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Sub-Saharan Africa
African Human Rights Case Law Analyser

The African Human Rights Case Law Analyser is an online database that provides access to human rights decisions made by regional mechanisms.

Central and Southern Asia
Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
Asian HRDs Portal

The Asian HRDs Portal tracks threats, harassment and violence committed against human rights defenders (HRDs).

Atlas of Torture

The Atlas of Torture is a collaborative online hub for information about torture and ill-treatment.


CYRILLA is an online database that compiles legislation, jurisprudence and analysis concerning human rights in digitally networked spaces.

Detention landscapes

An evidence-based platform that documents human rights violations inside immigration detention facilities.

Election Judgments database

The Election Judgments database compiles national judicial decisions related to electoral processes and outcomes from around the world.

Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
Footprints database (North Korea)

Footprints is an archive of cases of arbitrary detention, abduction and enforced disappearances committed in and by North Korea since the 1950s.

Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
Human Rights Observatory (Philippines)

The Human Rights Observatory compiles jurisprudence, laws, reports, treaties and more that affect five vulnerable groups of Filipino society.

Western Asia
Iran Rights Index

The Iran Rights Index tracks the Islamic Republic of Iran’s compliance with human rights recommendations made by various United Nations mechanisms.

Justice for Wage Theft platform

Justice for Wage Theft calls for measures to protect migrant workers who have been denied wages and repatriated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Northern Africa
Justice Watch Archive (Egypt)

Justice Watch Archive documents violations of due process and deaths that occur in prisons and detention centres.

Middle East
Mapping Death Row

The Mapping Death Row database offers information about foreign nationals at risk of capital punishment in Asia and the Middle East.

Latin America and the Caribbean
Memoria y Ciudadanía Project (Peru)

Memoria y Ciudadanía is a database of official reports, testimonies, court and financial records, transcripts, videos and more related to corruption.

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Court Digitisation Project

The Nigeria Court Digitisation Project is an initiative that digitises key court proceedings to promote accountability and transparency.

Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
North Korean Prison Database

A comprehensive and growing archive of international human rights law violations and atrocities that occur inside the North Korean prison system.

Eastern and South-Eastern Asia
North Korean Religious Freedom Database

The North Korean Religious Freedom Database is a collection of documented cases of religious freedom violations perpetrated against North Korean citizens.

Resourcing Rights

Resourcing Rights is a database that explores the obligation of states to realise human rights to the maximum of their available resources.


RightDocs is a database developed by HURIDOCS that compiles Human Rights Council resolutions, decisions, presidential statements and reports.

Middle East
Syrian Oral History Archive (SOHA)

The Syrian Oral History Archive (SOHA) attempts to create a comprehensive Syrian narrative about what happened in Syria from the beginning of the peaceful movement in 2011 until today, collecting oral histories and building a unified archive of the war.

UN Forum on Minority Issues database

The UN Forum on Minority Issues database compiles documentation related to advocacy on national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.

Universal Human Rights Index

The Universal Human Rights Index is a repository of recommendations and observations issued by bodies of the United Nations human rights monitoring system.