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UN Secretary-General Report:

United Nations:

United Nations (select documents – find more Universal Human Rights Instruments)

Regional Institutions:

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals – MICT)

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)

Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

Regional Human Rights Tribunals and Mechanisms

International Commission on Intervention and State Responsibility (ICISS):

United Nations:

UN Secretary-General Report: