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.
Finding a Topic
- UN Human Rights
- ASIL Human Rights Guide
- Globalex Human Rights Guide
- Peace Palace Library: Research guides on international law subjects with book and database recommendations, library catalog search includes journal articles and online resources.
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.
Treaties and Primary Resources
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.
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.
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.
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.