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Public International Law (LAW 404): International Human Rights Law


  European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)  

Associated with the Council of Europe and dealing principally with human rights issues.

Case law is available via the:

  • HUDOC Portal
    • The European Court of Human Rights HUDOC Portal is a powerful, user-friendly information system which provides free online access to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission of Human Rights and the Committee of Ministers.  The judgments, decisions, resolutions and reports of these bodies are held in a database and can be consulted via a sophisticated search screen.

To ensure the most efficient use of the database as a research tool, the Portal is updated regularly and may be searched at any time.

 UNODC Human Trafficking Case Law Database

There are currently more than 800 case briefs from 70 different countries and three supranational courts (European Court of Human Rights, European Court of Justice and ECOWAS Court of Justice which you can browse in two ways: by country or by keywords. You can also use a quick search box in case you already have some information about the particular case. The results can also be filtered by additional criteria. A list of these criteria appears on the left side of your browser after you have entered a search. Simply open the case of your choice and scroll down to see the full case brief.  For more details on using the database, watch the video presentation .  

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy