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International Human Rights

A guide to research sources for international human rights law created by John Bolan, Bora Laskin Law Library.


Use legal encyclopedias to:

  • learn concepts and terminology
  • develop search terms
  • relate concepts to one another


UN Wire

An email newsletter providing daily summaries of UN news, global affairs and international issues. Users can narrow their subscription by issue and region. To view a sample issue or subscribe to the newsletter see the UN Wire site.


News items are a good resource for background and contextual information for human rights research.  UofT has an extensive collection of both current and historical newspapers. See the Newspapers Research Guide, particularly the section on international newspapers, for information on accessing online newspapers as well as print and microform titles. Below are some specific resources.


Canadian Newsstream