These documents are concerned with the respect for fundamental rights and freedoms. Many of these documents are treaties, charters, conventions and protocols entered into by national governments. The comprehensive scope of this web of international law provides an insight into the continuing international protection and respect for human rights.

The documents are sorted according to the responsible international body. Some links are also provided relating to the USA and its treatment of human rights in domestic legislation.

United Nations / Nations Unies

Organization of American States (OAS)
L'Organisation des États Américains (OEA)

Council of Europe / Conseil de l'Europe

Organization of African Unity (OAU)
Organisation de l'Unité Africaine (OUA)

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Organisation internationale de Travail

United States of America / États Unie d'Amerique