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Human Rights Law


Online guide to finding books in the Library

General areas to browse in the the library

A number of core text books are shelved in the Short Loan Collection. Check the Library Catalogue for details.
Comparative human rights material is shelved at SB25
UK human rights material is shelved at GA2.C.5
European Court of Human Rights material is shelved at GO1.A25
International human rights material is shelved at SG85

NB: Remember to check FOL sections in all cases for large size material


Selection of specific book titles

Alston, P & Goodman, R. International human rights: the successor to International human rights in context: law, politics and morals: text and materials 2013
Brownlie, I. Basic documents on human rights 2006
Clayton, R. & Tomlinson, H. The law of human rights 2009
Cook, R.J.   Human rights of women.   1994
Dijk, P. van Theory and practice of the European Convention on Human rights 2006
Feldman, D.   Civil liberties and human rights in England and Wales.   2002
Fleck, D. Handbook of international humanitarian law 2013
Gearty, C.A. Civil liberties 2007
Gearty, C.A. Essays on human rights and terrorism : comparative approaches to civil liberties in Asia, the EU and North America. 2008
Gearty, C.A. Principles of human rights adjudication 2004
Gearty, C. & Tomkins, A. Understanding human rights. 1996
Ghandi, P. Blackstone's international human rights documents 2012
Griffin, J. On Human Rights 2008
Greer, S. The European Convention on Human Rights : achievements, problems and prospects 2006
Hannum Guide to international human rights practice 2004
Harris, D. et al. Law of the European Convention on Human Rights 2009
Hickman, T. Public law after the Human Rights Act 2010
Ishay, M. The human rights reader : major political essays, speeches, and documents from ancient times to the present 2007
Janis, M.W. European human rights law: text and materials 2008
Letsas, G. A theory of interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights 2007
Moeckli, D. et al. International human rights law 2014
Ratner, S. Accountability for human rights atrocities in international law. 2009
Torremans, P. Intellectual property and human rights 2008
Wadham, J. Blackstone's guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 2011

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Web Resource Guides

ASIL Guide to electronic resources for international law - human rights.

Hieros Gamos


LawLinks (University of Kent) -human rights - annotated links to selected sources of human rights law on the web.

Eagle-i- annotated links to quality sources of human rights law on the web (maintained by IALS)

University of Minnesota Human rights library - Large web database of a variety of human rights documents

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Legislation, Treaties and Conventions

Online guide to finding legislation in the library

A selection of resources held in the Library (printed and electronic)

Great Britain Public and General Acts

Also available on the UK Statutes database

Halsbury's Statutes

Up-to-date electronic sources with commentary available on Lexis Library and Westlaw databases

United Kingdom Treaty Series

United Nations Treaty Series

International Legal Materials

Selection of websites

European Human Rights Activities. Includes key legislation, texts and links.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Includes links to full-text of international human rights treaties including status of ratifications, documents of the Human Rights Committee and reports from the Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Human Rights Watch . Information about the campaigns of HRW and access to a number of their publications.

United Nations Women . United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women

Selection of individual documents

Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms

EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights

Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women

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Online guide to finding cases in the library

Selection of titles held by the Library or available in full text on the Internet

European Commission of Human Rights. Decisions and reports

European human rights reports

Also available on Westlaw

International human rights reports

Selection of web sites with full text court reports

European Court of human rights
Full-text of ECHR judgments via the HUDOC database on the website and information about forthcoming judgments

Council of Europe - human rights directorate
Contains Human rights information bulletin providing useful up-to-date summary of case law and ratifications 4 times a year

Inter-American Court of Human Rights
full-text of selected judgments of the court

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
including full-text judgements of the trial chamber and appeal chamber and indictments and proceedings.


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Journal Articles

Online guide to finding journal articles in the library

Selection of titles held by the Library or available in full text online

Amnesty International. Annual Report


Columbia human rights law review


Also available on Hein

European human rights law review


Also available on Westlaw

Harvard human rights journal


Also available on Hein

Human rights law journal


Human rights law review


Also on OUP site

Human rights quarterly


Also available on Hein

South African journal on human rights


Also available on Hein

Selection of specific articles

Andrews, P. The constitutional court provides succour for victims of domestic violence: S v. Baloyio


(2000) 16 SAJHR 337


South African journal on human rights

Adjei, C. Human rights theory and the bill of rights debate


(1995) 58 MLR 17


Modern law review

Cook, K. Environmental rights as human rights


(2002) EHRLR 196


European human rights law review

Sedley, S.Human rights: a twenty-first century agenda


(1995) PL 386


Public law

Byrnes, A. Women, feminism and international human rights law


(1988-9) 12 Aust. YBIL


Australian yearbook of international law

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