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International Human Rights

Research guide for students in the University of Chicago's human rights program.


Human rights are freedoms and rights to which all humans are entitled. The University of Chicago's Pozen Family Center for Human Rights seeks to equip its students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the theoretical and historical underpinnings of human rights, as well as contemporary human rights issues.

This guide is designed to help you find key human rights resources to assist you with your research and work in this field. 

Need Help?

If you have a question or need additional help with your research, don't hesitate to ask a law librarian!

Lyonette Louis-Jacques

​Lyonette Louis-Jacques
Foreign and International Law Librarian


Bill Schwesig
​Bibliographer for Common Law

Remember, you can always use the contact information under Ask a Law Librarian to ask your question via chat, email, or phone. 

Tips for Summer Success

The human rights summer internship program aims to provide students with interactive human rights experiences in both local and global contexts. To make your internship a success, be sure to:

  • Learn about the legal framework for human rights in the country in which your organization works
  • Learn about the political, social, and economic context of your organization and the country in which you will work.
  • Gain a general understanding of international human rights law.
  • Find out about the general and specialized research resources available to you through the library.
  • Enable summer access for your Lexis and Westlaw accounts.
  • Remember, you can always ask a law librarian for help!

Human Rights Videos

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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