What if you had one resource on international human rights law: RightsApp
2019

Developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and LexisNexis®, Rights App is the world’s first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and right.

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Rights App is a free quick reference guide to international human rights law. It contains the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ten other major international human rights treaties and agreements, and the corresponding optional protocols.

Developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and LexisNexis®, Rights App is the world’s first mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and right.

In addition to containing the text of some of the world’s most important international human rights treaties and agreements, RightsApp also contains signatory information and relevant United Nations committees’ general comments.

RightsApp is a quick reference tool that supports individuals to know their rights and assists businesses, employers and community groups to check their obligations under international human rights law.
The following human rights instruments are included in RightsApp:

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
    • Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
    • Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty (1989)
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)
    • Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2008)
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965)
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women (1979)
    • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women (1999)
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1984)
    • Optional Protocol for the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (2002)
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990)
    • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (2000)
    • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (2000)
    • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure (2011)
  • International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (1990)
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006)
    • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006)
  • International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (2006)
  • Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007)

RightsApp can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play Store.