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International Law: International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

This guide contains resources and guidance to help students find international legal materials.

International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

 

International Human Rights Law consists of treaties, customary international law, general principles,& regional agreements and domestic law that have been established for the promotion and protection of human rights. The foundational principles of international human rights law are based on The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948.

International Humanitarian Law consists of rules, principles and practices that seek to limit the effects of armed conflicts on civilians. A major source of International Humanitarian Law is The Geneva Conventions 1949.

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