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International Law

This section will introduce you to public international law and its role in protecting and promoting human dignity. The central documents of modern international law are the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • International Human Rights Law

    International human rights law, which applies at all times including during situations of emergency and conflict, sets out the basic protections that all individuals are entitled to. It is the duty of states to...
  • International Criminal Law

    International criminal law deals with the criminal responsibility of individuals for the most serious of human rights and international humanitarian law violations. The main categories of international crimes...