Commonwealth and International Human Rights Case Law Databases

Welcome to INTERIGHTS’ Human Rights Case Law Database service. Over 2,000 summaries of significant human rights decisions are available, from both domestic Commonwealth courts, and from tribunals applying international human rights law such as the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the European Court of Human Rights and many more.

You can search for a topic across both Commonwealth and International Databases, or you can confine your search to search across only Commonwealth courts or only international tribunals.

Simply enter a word or any combination of words, which can include country, keyword, case name, date, court or any other terms, and then select which Databases you want to search across. The search results will throw up all the summaries in which your search term(s) appear, with the most relevant summary appearing first.


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Acknowledgments: Thanks to Allen & Overy, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, the International Bar Association, the Law Society of England & Wales, the Law Society of Ireland, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the University of Oxford for their support of the Commonwealth Human Rights Case Law Database. Thanks also to all those who have contributed judgments.

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Disclaimer: Whilst INTERIGHTS has taken every care to ensure that the information contained in the Databases are correct, they are a tool for identifying relevant cases, and summaries are intended only to indicate the content of the judgment. It cannot guarantee the accuracy of information contained within the Databases and users should always check the full text of any decision before relying on a summary.