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Human Rights Law Research Guide

This guide will lead researchers through primary materials and introduce important secondary sources. While general human rights sources are covered in the guide, special attention is paid to resources that specifically address international women's human

Getting Started with Secondary Sources

If you are new to human rights law, or unfamiliar with a particular aspect thereof, start your research with a secondary source.  In addition to providing background information, explanatory analysis, and commentary, secondary sources will help you to identify primary law materials that are relevant to your topic, such as treaties, country reports, national legislation, and case law.

In the column below, you will find a list of introductory resources on human rights law, as well as tips for locating additional resources.  A selection of in-depth and specialized resources on human rights law from the Georgetown Law Library's collection is provided in column to the right.

Introductory Resources on Human Rights Law

Find More Resources on Human Rights Law

To locate additional materials on human rights law, search the Georgetown Law Library's online catalog by title or by keyword.  For greater precision, use the Advanced Search template and search for the term human rights by subject, not by keyword:

Enter one or more additional terms in the remaining search boxes.  Scroll down to add a date restriction or apply other limits to your search.