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International law: Human rights

Includes resources for Public international law, Private international law and Human rights.

Human rights in Australian law


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Other blogs

Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog - based in the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and directed by Rhodes Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA Professor Sandra Fredman. 

UK Human Rights Blog - written by members of 1 Crown Office Row barristers' Chambers. - provides news and analysis of justice developments in transition societies, such as the work of Truth Commissions, tribunals investigating serious human rights abuses, peace and reconciliation processes.

Global Legal Monitor - Human Rights

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Open access journal articles

Browse or search for article on human rights on SSRN in the 

Public International Law: Human Rights eJournal 

austliiSearch a wide range of journals and papers in the AustLII Legal Scholarship Library

Search for articles in the Law Review Commons, a collection of over 300 open access law reviews. See these titles specialising in Human Rights. Sign up for Email Alerts in your area of interest.


Search for and read articles on human rights issues in the online version of the

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law


Browse the Law Library shelves on Level 3 at call number W90

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly on Dec 10, 1948.

Find resources on the UNDHR at the official site.

International human rights instruments, documents & bodies

United Nations  UNUN


   Regional human rights bodies and documents    

Council of Europe  

Americas  Inter-American

Asia  asean

Africa  africa

Collections of treaties and documents

Country reports