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Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
Human rights law resources 2012
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  • 1. Human Rights Law Resources Kate Jackson, Michaelmas term 2014
  • 2. What are we going to cover? • Getting Started – General Sources – Journal indexes – Others (theses, dissertations, research papers) • Primary sources – United Nations – Law reports • Searching by region • Keeping up to date BUT …..
  • 3. We can skip/add things
  • 4. General Sources of help • Research guides • Libguide on Human right law • Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law • Oxford Reports on International Law
  • 5. Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law
  • 6. Journal indexes • Social Science Citation Index (via Oxlip+) • Westlaw International (via Westlaw UK) • Google Scholar @ http://scholar.google.com
  • 7. Social Science Citation Index on Web of Science
  • 8. Westlaw International – World Journals
  • 9. Google Scholar
  • 10. Other sources • ProQuest Theses and Dissertations for Social Sciences and Humanities (via Oxlip+) • SSRN – Social Science Research Network (via Oxlip+)
  • 11. Primary Sources Unless you know a good database/source that is easy to search then always start off with the institution that created it……. Image by Eugene Regis
  • 12. United Nations • Huge organisation • Lots of different bodies – Treaty based bodies – Charter based bodies • Good starting point for thematic research • Good research guides
  • 13. Finding UN Materials • Official Document System • UNBISnet • UNI-QUE • HeinOnline • Research Guides – UN Documentation guide – Oxford Libguide on UN materials
  • 14. Finding Law Reports • Website of relevant court BUT…. • There are general collections – Oxford Reports on International Law – Westlaw – Worldlii – Interights
  • 15. Finding materials by region or country • UN list by country • Universal Human Rights Index Database http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/Pages/U niversalHumanRightsIndexDatabase.aspx • Human Rights Watch • Amnesty International • Red Cross
  • 16. Europe • Treaties and Basic Documents: – Council of Europe website – European Court of Human Rights main page • Case Law – ECHR – case law database – HUDOC – Databases such as Westlaw (for the EHRR reports), Justis and Oxford Reports of International Law – Free resources - Worldlii
  • 17. Inter-American • Treaties and Basic Documents – Organisation of American States – The Inter-American Court - main website • Case Law – The Inter-American Court – under jurisprudence
  • 18. Africa • Basic Documents and Treaties – The African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights – African Court of Human Rights • Case Law – African Court of Human Rights - case law section – Human Rights Case Analyser
  • 19. Keeping up to date • RSS feeds • Table of Content Services • Alerts (legal databases)
  • 20. Any Questions?

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