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Public International Law: International Human Rights Law

This guide covers researching public international law, which governs relationships between national governments and between national governments and intergovernmental organizations.


  European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)  

Associated with the Council of Europe and dealing principally with human rights issues.

Case law is available via the:

  • HUDOC Portal
    • The European Court of Human Rights HUDOC Portal is a powerful, user-friendly information system which provides free online access to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission of Human Rights and the Committee of Ministers.  The judgments, decisions, resolutions and reports of these bodies are held in a database and can be consulted via a sophisticated search screen.

To ensure the most efficient use of the database as a research tool, the Portal is updated regularly and may be searched at any time.