human rights

Tesauro sobre derechos humanos

"El presente tesauro se ha construído como un instrumento que facilite el uso de tecnologías de información, para ayudar en la gerencia del conocimiento sobre los derechos humanos, y para lograr una mayor comunicación e integración entre los usuarios de la Biblioteca Conjunta de la Corte y del Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos.

"The present thesaurus has been constructed as an instrument to facilitate the use of information technologies to assist in the management of human rights knowledge and to achieve greater communication and integration among users of the Joint Library of the Court and This thesaurus has been conceived not only as a guide for the construction of the database, but as a conceptual reference tool useful for guiding and facilitating the selection, retrieval, analysis, indexing and dissemination of information.

WITNESS Media Archive Topic Terms

"At present, only our Topic Terms are accessible online, but we will be adding our other vocabularies in the near future. This thesaurus of topic terms is exportable in various XML schemas. We welcome others to use and adapt these terms for their own purposes. Included in the Topics are broad concepts (e.g. Accountability, Due Process, Women’s Rights) as well as more literal or visually descriptive terms (e.g. Scenics and Beauty Shots, Crowds). Some terms are applicable in both senses (e.g. Water).

Thesaurus of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

"This thesaurus does not focus as heavily on synonyms as other traditional thesauri. Instead, it takes a human rights approach by cross-referencing related ESC rights, concepts, terminology in order to reflect the interrelationships between many rights. The Categorical Index presents rights, terminology and potential violations in a structured and logical format. The Thematic Index offers many routes to identifying and locating material, and the full entries (Alphabetical Thesaurus) serve as an access point for the plethora of documents relating to ESC rights.

Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems Micro-Thesauri

"A collection of 48 lists with terminology. The Micro-thesauri are intended for use in conjunction with HURIDOCS Standard Formats manuals, and in particular with the HURIDOCS Events Standard Formats: a tool for documenting human rights violations. The Micro-thesauri can be used as a starting point for developing one’s own index terms for libraries and documentation centres, as keywords for organising information on websites, or as controlled vocabularies for databases to record violations."