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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014 URL: http://libraryresources.unog.ch/hrtimeline Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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About the Human Rights Timeline

The Human Rights Timeline is your guide to the history of human rights development through official documents of the United Nations:

  • reports and resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights and Human Rights Council, reports of the Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups,
  • resolutions of the Economic and Social Council and of the General Assembly related to human rights,
  • treaties, conventions and declarations and human rights conferences.

The guide complements the information that researchers can currently find on the OHCHR website

We welcome your comments and suggestions concerning this resource guide.  Please send any recommendations to library@ohchr.org


In the spotlight

         Laterst report on Ukraine

The latest repot on Ukraine has been issued on 15 July 2014. The report documents how these armed groups continue to abduct, detain, torture and execute people kept as hostages in order to intimidate and “to exercise their power over the population in raw and brutal ways.” 

 Related: Ukraine homepage on OHCHR website


21st special session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem took place in Geneva on 23 July 2014. The Council established an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (see press-release)


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