Tuesday, 11 April 2017
A group of University of Virginia law librarians, faculty, and alumni has used published guides to travaux préparatoires and the United Nations’ UNBISNET database to assemble a database of drafting histories from the major post-World War II human rights treaties. This database includes materials and documents covering nine conventions: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), 1965; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), 1966; International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), 1966; Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979; Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984; Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 1989; International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 1999; Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006, and International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 2006.
All documents have been made to be fully searchable text.
For full details about the database, please visit: http://hr-travaux.law.virginia.edu/