This guide is intended for students and researchers studying international human rights (IHR) at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for international human rights including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.
The Bodleian Law Library's collection on human rights law includes international and regional treaties, national legislation, case law from international and national courts and commentary both online and in paper format. The collections cover theoretical and philosophical aspects of human rights law, and topics ranging from civil rights to crime and punishment and from medicine to genocide.
Materials held by the Law Bod are discoverable using SOLO, the Bodleian's onlne catalogue. Please visit other pages in this guide for more detailed help
Some online resources to get your IHR studies started:
Online resources available to anyone with access to the internet
The principal collection of books about international human rights law are on open shelf on Level 3, one floor above the entrance level to the library. The books have shelf marks beginning Internat.
Level 3 is accessible via both stairs and a public lift. There are desks for readers there, and a PCAS machine, but readers are welcome to take items to whichever floor of the library they prefer to work.
For more guidance on finding books in the Law Bod please visit the Books page in this guide
If your research has inter or cross disciplinary elements or dimensions, SOLO may reveal other Bodleian Libraries have material which would support your studies.
In most cases, if you have a current Oxford University Card or a Bodleian Reader's Card, you will already be able to access these libraries - however, please do check information on the other Libraries' own websites, particularly their location & opening hours.
Below are links to take you to other Bodleian guides which may help you with your studies in this area.
Below is a list of links to general guides to researching human rights law produced by external organisations.