Human Rights Monitoring Tools and Resources

The materials listed below outline the tools and best practices used around the world to bring human rights violations to light and to hold those responsible accountable.

Resources for Human Rights Defenders

Author: The Advocates for Human Rights
Date: 2013

Familiar Tools, Emerging Issues: Adapting traditional human rights monitoring to emerging issues

Author: The Advocates for Human Rights' Deputy Director Jennifer Prestholdt
Date: 2004

A Practitioner’s Guide to Human Rights Monitoring, Documentation and Advocacy

Author: The Advocates for Human Rights and the United States Human Rights Network
Date: 2011

United Nations Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring

Author: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Date: 2001

Rule of Law Tools for Post Conflict States

Author: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Date: 2006

Monitoring Manuals & Documentation Software from HURIDOCS

Author: Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International
Date: current website, publications range from 1994-2005