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Human Rights

About This Guide

This Guide is a starting place for Human Rights research at the Garbrecht Law Library. It provides information on a selection of monographs and reference books on Human Rights. These books are available in print or electronically. It also provides a selection of internet based resources to begin researching Human Rights.

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Human Rights  The freedoms, immunities, and benefits that, according to modern values (esp. at an international level), all human beings should be able to claim as a matter of right in the society in which they live. See Universal Declaration of  Human Rights.   Black's Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019).

Introduction to Human Rights - Booklist

The list below will provide a great start.  Searching the library catalog, URSUS, will help you find more books on point.

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Finding Books At The Garbrecht Law Library--URSUS

URSUS is the online catalog for the Garbrecht Law Library. It is the shared catalog for the libraries in the University of Maine System, the Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, and the Maine State Library. When doing a large research project, we recommend that you do not limit your search to just the law library's collection but take advantage of your access to all of the libraries in the system in order to find the material you need.  

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