Georgetown Law
Georgetown Law Library

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 books on human rights law from the Georgetown Law Library's collection, use the Advanced Search and select Law Library Catalog.  For greater precision, search for human rights as an exact phrase in the Subject field.  In the following line, enter one or more keywords using the default Any Field setting:

Use the filters to the right of the search boxes (not shown) to restrict by date or by material type.  Sample search results.