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Core Clinics at UCI Law

Sources and starting points for law students.

IJC Training Materials

International Human Rights

Major Treatises

Online Sources

These sites index, organize, and ocassionally excerpt human rights treaty text, jurisprudence, and interpretations. No one resource is comprehensive or fully up to date.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

Treaty Text & Background

Scholarly Commentary


UN Human Rights Committee

International Bill of Human Rights

Foreign Law

  • Research guide for conducting foreign law research at UCI. 

Policy & Interdisciplinary Research

UCI Databases

Google Tips

  • Limit to certain sites or domains. [ prison pipeline statistics ]
  • Use proximity. [ "network neutrality" AROUND(10) fcc ]
  • Limit to certain file types. [ "network neutrality" filetype:pdf ]
  • Use "Search Tools" to limit by date.
  • In Google Scholar, set up access to UCI materials under Settings > Library Links.

Library Catalogs

Maybe there is a recent, comprehensive, authoritative treatment of your issue. Go beyond Google by checking Library Search or Melvyl to see if there's a key secondary source that you should check first.

Article Indexes

These systems let you search by tag with subjects, so you can easily find a group of articles about a topic.

More Background & Research Guides

Research Guides

Background & Reference