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European Human Rights Legal Research: Country Reports

A guide to the Council of Europe documents, Convention materials, and the European Court of Human Rights.

Reports from Non-governmental organizations

To support the work of intergovernmental institutions, many nongovernmental organizations prepare country reports which document the human rights situation in a particular country or region of the world.  Below are a number of good sources for country reports.

Reports from Council of Europe Bodies

The following bodies assist the Council of Europe in monitoring standards on civil, political, and social rights by its member states. 

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

European Court of Human Rights - Country Factsheets

European Commissioner for Human Rights 

  • Country Visits - Links to the documents associated with contact and assessment visits in accordance with the Convention mandate.
  • NGO Reports - Links to reports by other NGO's.

European Social Charter (ESC)

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)


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