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Spring 2024 Seminar - Research Tools





7. Ask a Law Librarian

5. Primary Law

6. Guides

4. News

3. IGOs & NGOs

2. Books

1. Journals


1. Catalog Search >> Electronic & print materials

    • Advanced Search
      • Choose Articles or Journal TItle
      • Both law and nonlaw resources
    • Subject Search
      • "human rights" or "international law"
2. HeinOnline
  • Catalog search
    • Catalog subject - International Law & Human Rights
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
    • Database - searchable by country
  • International & Non US Law Database
3. Oxford Journals
  • Subject Search for 'Human Rights'
4. Google Scholar
    • Cover both law & nonlaw journals

Journal Articles


1. Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law (Dinah Shelton, ed.)*Also check Oxford Press catalog, filter to 'Books'2. FIU Catalog- Advanced search > Material Type > Books3. Worldcat.org Catalog- Advanced Search > Subject Search > Int'l Law AND HR LawMax Planck Encyclopedias of Public International Laws (MPEPIL) - Searchable within, articles on variety of IL topics, can limit by jurisdiction as well



IGO and NGO websites and digital libraries often include research, reports, white papers, journal articles, data & statistics, guidance docs, primary law, and other publications1. UN Human Rights Council2. UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights- Check sub-bodies for links to other websites3. International Labour Organization (ILO)4. African Union Publications5.Council of Europe - Select 'Human Rights Resources'6. Amnesty International > Reports, Country Guides, Toolkits7. Human Rights Watch > Publications, Reports, Topic Guides8. U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Issue and Country Reporta



BLOGS: Human Rights Blogs 04 ABA Law Blawgs

Useful sources for topic selection as well as recent developments.1. Lexis Legal News Hub- Use advanced search to find publications, search by keyword, title, ticker, etc.; post filter to subject (International Law)2. Also use the news included on the previous IGO and NGO sources page3. Human Rights Institute (Columbia Law)4. Ethnic News Watch (ProQuest, FIU access only)- Subject search for human rights, etc.

News Sources


Sabin Center for Climate Change - contains search international litigation database (also news, blogs, and reports)

WorldLII - searchable by jurisdiction, type of law(s), court, region

* For general domestic foreign law - Try VLex (note coverage by country varies)* For other case law, go to the website of the tribunal, e.g. ICC, ICJ, InterAm. Court

4. Treaties- UNTS; OHCHR Instruments; African Union; Council of Europe Treaty Search by Subject; Univ. Minnesota Human Rights Library Treaties by Subject

1. REFWORLD (UNHRC)- Legislation and Case Law, policy docs; searchable by keyword, topic, country2. Oxford Public International Law (Reports on Int'l Law)- Advanced Search; Search by legal instrument, case reports, jurisdiction or court (use blue menu bar at top to search)3. International Humanitarian Law Database (ICRC)- Customary humanitarian law; National implementation cases and laws

Primary Law ReSources


Foreign Law Guide - By country, legal topic (Brill)

Health & Human Rights Cases by Topic - Guide (O'Neill Institute)

Human Rights Guides (and Cases) By Issue (Georgetown Law)

Int'l Human Rights Subject Guides (Globalex, NYU Law)

Int'l Human Rights Law Update (Globalex, NYU Law)

Human Rights Law Research Guide (Georgetown Law)

Int'l Human Rights (Berkeley Law)



6. Research Guides


Email: asklawlib@fiu.eduPhone: (305) 348-7206Text: (305) 809-7795Make a research appointment: https://linktr.ee/fiulawlibOr stop by the Reference Desk

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