When you first enter the database, a number of preliminary
filters will appear on the right-hand side. When you select
the first filter of “paragraph”, you will note than the
following additional filters then appear:
- Legal status
- Document type
- Means of adoption
- Person(s) affected*
- Paragraph type
For each filter you wish to apply, you simply click on the
box on the right side of your desired filter. For example,
if you want to see all paragraph from documents produced by
the Human Rights Council:
- Navigate to the “body” filter list
Scroll down to find “Human Rights Council” or type it into
the search bar at the top of the list
- Select the box next to your desired producing body
All filter lists can have multiple items selected.
*For topics and persons affected lists: In addition to being
able to select multiple items from these lists, they have an
addition function of the “and/or” button. This button allows
for you to indicate whether you want results which
correspond to all of your selected criteria from these two
list, or any of them.
For example, if you select women and girls, on the persons
With the button on “or”: you will see results which either
have the tag of women OR girls
With the button on “and”: you will see results which
mention both women AND girls
This also applies to the topics list.
How can filters also give you aggregate data?
Next to each filter option, you will see a number. This
number corresponds to the total number of results which fit
into that filter. For example, when you enter the database,
next to the filter of paragraphs, you will see a number that
is approximately 293’000, indicating the total number of
results corresponding to this filter.
As you move through your search and continue to apply
filters, the numbers will continue to reduce as the
intersecting properties are taken into account.