UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS INDEX
 

Classification system

The previous system of rights is being revised and re-organized to refer to themes according to the list below. Please note that not all the recommendations have been linked to these new categories initially. They will be applied initially to new documents being added to the system. From October 2016 onwards a series of updates will be applied to the database to gradually populate the new categories with older recommendations and also try to match some other recommendations more accurately with the new system.

General framework of implementation

  • Scope of international obligations
  • Acceptance of international norms
  • Reservations
  • Derogation
  • Cooperation with human rights mechanisms and institutions
  • National Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up (NMRF)
  • Cooperation with treaty bodies
  • Follow-up to treaty bodies
  • Cooperation with special procedures
  • Follow-up to special procedures
  • Cooperation with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
  • Follow-up to Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
  • Cooperation with other international mechanisms and institutions
  • Cooperation with regional mechanisms
  • Voluntary human rights goals and other commitments
  • Inter-State cooperation & development assistance
  • Legal, institutional and policy framework
  • Constitutional and legislative framework
  • Institutions & policies - General
  • Human rights policies
  • Structure of the national human rights machinery
  • National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)
  • National Plans of Action on Human Rights (or specific areas)
  • Good governance
  • Human rights education, trainings and awareness raising
  • Human rights education - general
  • Human rights education - in schools
  • Professional training in human rights
  • Awareness raising and dissemination
  • Context, statistics, budget, civil society
  • Cooperation with civil society
  • Statistics and indicators
  • Budget and resources (for human rights implementation)
  • Other measures of implementation

Universal or cross-cutting issues

  • Unilateral coercive measures
  • International criminal and humanitarian law
  • International humanitarian law
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Genocide
  • Right to self-determination
  • Right to self-determination
  • Equality and non-discrimination
  • Equality & non-discrimination
  • Racial discrimination
  • Right to development
  • Right to development
  • Human rights, structural adjustment/economic reform policies & foreign debt
  • Right to a remedy
  • Right to an effective remedy
  • Impunity
  • Support to victims and witnesses
  • Transitional justice
  • Business & Human Rights
  • Human rights and environmental issues
  • Human rights and the environment
  • Human rights & counter-terrorism
  • Human rights & use of mercenaries

Civil & political rights

  • Civil & political rights - general measures of implementation
  • Right to physical and moral integrity
  • Right to life
  • Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
  • Death penalty
  • Prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Conditions of detention
  • Prohibition of slavery, trafficking
  • Gender-based violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Liberty and security of the person
  • Liberty and security - general
  • Enforced disappearances
  • Arbitrary arrest and detention
  • Fundamental freedoms
  • Freedom of movement
  • Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  • Freedom of opinion and expression
  • Right to peaceful assembly
  • Freedom of association
  • Right to private life, privacy
  • Administration of justice
  • Administration of justice & fair trial
  • Right to be recognized as a person before the law
  • Rights related to name, identity, nationality
  • Right to participation in public affairs and right to vote
  • Rights related to marriage & family

Economic, social and cultural rights

  • Economic, social & cultural rights - general measures of implementation
  • Right to an adequate standard of living
  • Right to an adequate standard of living - general
  • Right to food
  • Right to adequate housing
  • Right to social security
  • Human rights & poverty
  • Human Rights & drinking water and sanitation
  • Labour rights
  • Right to work
  • Right to just and favourable conditions of work
  • Trade union rights
  • Right to health
  • Right to health - General
  • Access to health-care (general)
  • Access to sexual and reproductive health and services
  • Health awareness raising, access to information
  • Right to education
  • Right to education - General
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Technical and vocational education
  • Higher education
  • Basic/continuing education
  • Rights to protection of property; financial credit
  • Cultural rights

Specific persons or groups

  • Women
  • Advancement of women
  • Discrimination against women
  • Violence against women
  • Participation of women in political and public life 
  • Girls
  • Children
  • Children: definition; general principles; protection
  • Children: family environment and alternative care
  • Children: protection against exploitation
  • Children: Juvenile justice
  • Children in armed conflict
  • Children in street situations
  • Youth
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Persons with disabilities: definition, general principles
  • Persons with disabilities: accessibility, mobility
  • Persons with disabilities: protection against exploitation, violence and abuse
  • Persons with disabilities: protecting the integrity of the person
  • Persons with disabilities: independence, inclusion
  • Persons with disabilities: protection and safety in situations of risk
  • Persons with disabilities: recreation, leisure and sport
  • Members of minorities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex persons (LGBTI)
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Migrants
  • Refugees & asylum seekers
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Stateless persons
  • Non-citizens
  • Older persons
  • Human rights defenders
  • Persons living with HIV/AIDS
  • Persons living in rural areas
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