Skip to Main Content
Notre Dame 5 Star University
University Library




Law Topics

Human rights law

LAWS3090 Human Rights Law
Human Rights Law is a rapidly expanding branch of Public International Law. This course explores the historic evolution and conceptual foundation of contemporary human rights law, the key human rights treaties, and the main international and national institutions established to ensure compliance with human rights standards by governments, organizations and individuals.

LAWS6006 International Human Rights Law

This course explores the historic, philosophical and religious foundations of contemporary human rights law, the main human rights declarations and treaties, and the central international institutions established to facilitate compliance with human rights standards by governments, organisations and individuals. The extent to which human rights are recognised and protected under international and domestic law is critically examined.

About this guide

This guide was created by a librarian and contains some key resources you can refer to throughout the human rights courses.

Secondary sources

Legal encyclopedias are a useful starting place to begin your research. They identify key legal principles and will refer to relevant cases and legislation. Heavily footnoted, you can follow the links to other relevant sources.

The Laws of Australia (Westlaw)

21. Human Rights

Halsbury's Laws of Australia (Lexis Advance)

80. Civil rights

Primary sources