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Human Rights

Welcome to the Human Rights subject guide

This guide has been compiled by your specialist Subject Liaison Librarian and provides guidance relating to resources in the subject areas of Human Rights, International Human Rights Law, and International Humanitarian Law.

Use the menu to see what's available, including print and online materials, how-to videos, and details of further training available through LibrarySkills@UCL.

You may also find the following subject guides useful:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Subject Collections

The Arthur C. Spenser Human Rights Collection is located on the 1st floor of the UCL Main Library and collection contains books on international, regional and national human rights. Topics covered include the history, theory and philosophy of human rights, mechanisms for the protection of human rights, and human rights violations.

Primary legal materials including reports of cases heard in the European Court of Human Rights and the International Court of Justice are located in the Law collection.

Our print collections are complemented by an extensive range of online resources. The key resources in this subject area are: 

There are also some extremely useful resources freely available on the web, including: