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With the writing component of your seminar in mind, we have compiled a listing of useful resources for the topic of human rights. If you have any questions, please request a student consult with a librarian using the form linked on the left hand side of this guide.


Starting Points

Research Guides

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law: Detailed articles on international law topics, with citations, document lists, and bibliographies. Includes links to documents and the Oxford Citator for finding citation form and related citing documents.

State Department Country Reports on Human Rights


Treaties and Primary Resources

UN Human Rights: Treaties and treaty bodies, reports and documents, country-specific information. See the Special Rapporteurs reports on country and thematic mandates.

UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: Major treaties with procedural history and preparatory documents.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library: Treaties and UN documents, topic guide. 

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights


Secondary Sources and Analysis

Hurisearch Human Rights search engine: Searches human rights websites for reports, studies, journal articles, and jurisprudence.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online): Database of journal articles, working papers, and policy briefs from NGOs and research institutes. 

Full-text e-books on international law subjects in Oxford Scholarship Online and Cambridge Books Online.

Emory Library collections: Search discoverE for books on international law and human rights. 

Law review articles: Westlaw, Lexis and Hein Online all have collections of law review articles on international law.

Journal articles from other disciplines: Try JSTOR or search articles in discoverE for journals in history,  social sciences, global health.


Resources for Topics in International Law

Global Health and Human Rights Database: Judgments by health and human rights topic, country, or international body, plus international instruments. 

ICRC Database of Customary International Humanitarian Law: Treaties, rules, legislation, and caselaw on the law of armed conflict. 

World Bank Documents and Reports: Reports on development, poverty reduction, health, education, and other international economic topics. 

Women Watch (UN Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality): Information, resources, and reports on women and human rights. 

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