Human Rights Documents

November 2013:
2,241 documents published in 2012 have been added to the online version. Furthermore an extra addition of 453 documents published in 2011 is made available. The addition to 2011 include documents of 62 new organization, using French as their main language. In total these additions comprise 62,962 pages.

In the first quarter of 2014, Human Rights Documents Online will be moved to a new platform (http://primarysources.brillonline.com). Important improvement will be the viewing functionality that will make it much easier to see search results in the documents and to scroll or page through the documents.

Welcome to Human Rights Documents Online (HRDO) HRI logo

Human Rights Documents Online (HRDO) will ultimately contain all human rights documents collected by the Human Rights Internet (HRI) in Ottawa in Canada since 1980.

These documents emanate from 483 non-governmental human rights organizations (NGOs) worldwide, some of which have a universal scope, whilst others focus on the attainment of human rights in a specific area of the world.

For HRDO, Brill/IDC will digitize the microfiches filmed by IDC over the past decades (1980+). The backfiles up to the recently filmed installments will be added to the online publication during 2008/2009. New installments will be added immediately after microfilming.

Information about the availablility of installments in HRDO can be found in the Publication Schedule.

The publication will be updated regularly.