If you are not familiar with human rights law or a specific aspect of it, begin your research by consulting a secondary source. Secondary sources not only give background information and explanations but also assist in finding primary law materials like treaties, country reports, national legislation, and case law that are relevant to your topic.
Below, you will find resources on human rights law and tips for finding more resources.
To locate additional books on human rights law from RWI and Lund University's collection, use the Advanced Search on LUBCAT. 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:
LUBsearch is a collective entry point to all the libraries’ joint resources. Through a single search field, you can find articles, journals, doctoral theses and books. If you are outside the University campus, log in with your student or Lucat account to access the full texts. You may need to download a VPN to access some resources. Find out more here.
You will find our subject-specific databases via Databases A–Z. Through ePublications you get a collective entry point to our e-journals and e-books. You can access these resources via your student or Lucat account.
When researching human rights law, journal articles can be an excellent source for learning about narrower, more specialized topics. Articles published in law journals typically include extensive footnotes with citations, which will help you to locate relevant primary law sources, as well as additional secondary sources.
If you already have a citation to a journal article, use the resources described below to retrieve the full text. Keep in mind that electronic access to full-text articles varies by journal. Some journals are available on multiple electronic platforms, but the dates of coverage often vary. If the article you are seeking falls outside the dates of coverage for electronic access, you will need to access the journal in print, if available, or request a copy of the article via Inter-Library Loan.