Additional Resources

1.  AudioVisual Library of International Law.  This site, maintained by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, contains information on international human rights law, including the text, history, status and signatories of major treaties and agreements.

2.  Laws of War.  The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provides background, commentary, examples and texts of the Geneva Conventions and other conventions and protocols that form the basis of international humanitarian law.

3.  Human Rights Organizations.  The Human Rights Institute at Georgetown Law School maintains a list of major human rights organizations and bodies, both in the United States and internationally.  Although useful, the list is not comprehensive.

4.  U.S. Human Rights Reports.  The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor manages this portal for international human rights-related information from the U.S. government.

5. Legislation on Foreign Relations.  Although not frequently updated, these volumes of U.S. laws relating to foreign policy, arms control, international trade and diplomacy are exceptionally useful for researching legislative history and precedents.