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International Human Rights

A guide to research sources for international human rights law prepared by the Bora Laskin Law Library.

Researching international human rights

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour

Welcome international human rights law researchers!

This guide is designed to aid your research in international human rights. Use the tabs above to access relevant databases, periodicals, books, Internet sites, and lists of resources.   (photo credit))

Research Strategy

  1. Start with secondary sources such as a treatise or an encyclopedia of international law to familiarize yourself with the topic, then;
  2. Use the information and citations gained from those sources to move onto primary sources. 


TIP: Follow the tabs (above) for a step-by-step pathway through the research process.