Law: Public international law

Human rights and public international law

Understanding the basics

An online dictionary or glossary is a great place to look up legal terms or abbreviations commonly used in international law.

In the UniSA collection

International organisations

International Criminal Court

The Guardian reports on news from the International Criminal Court

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History of International Law

Want an overview of major developments in the history of international Law?image courtesy: Yale Law Library, 'treaty of tordesillas', CC licence 2.0, image source: flickr

Tiki Toki have created a concise timeline starting from the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494 which maps the history of public international law.  As described by Tiki Toki "Explore some of the major developments in the history of international law and read more by clicking through to freed-up chapters from the Oxford Historical Treaties, the Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law, relevant book chapters, blog pieces and journal articles."

Select the link below to get started.

International law explained

Hear Professor Kal Raustiala from UCLA Law School explain how international law works.

Have you got that right?

Have You Got That Right? is a series of fun videos created by Monash University's Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. 

 

Video courtesy of Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Monash University

Discrimination is a major breach of human rights. Discriminatory attitudes are a significant component in why human rights abuses occur.

In this video courtesy of Monash University Castan Centre for Human Rights Law bullying is examined as repeated aggressive conduct that inflicts hurt on another individual either physically, mentally or emotionally. Although there is no specific right not to be bullied,bullying is still a breach of human rights.

Video courtesy of Monash University Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Citizenship is a right, but it can mean varying things to each individual. This video courtesy of Monash University's Castan Centre for Human Rights Law examines the meaning and variable aspects of citizenship.

 

Video courtesy of Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Monash University

Have You Got That Right? is a series of fun videos explaining human rights quickly, clearly and in a way that won't put you to sleep.

Series 1, Episode 1 looks at what human rights are, and explains the concept of this new series of videos.

Created by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law from Monash University.

Check out the whole series of videos at www.haveyougotthatright.com

Have You Got That Right? is a series of fun videos explaining human rights quickly, clearly and in a way that won't put you to sleep.

Series 1, Episode 2 asks whether there is a human right to marriage equality.

Created by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law from Monash University.

Check out the whole series of videos at www.haveyougotthatright.com

Have You Got That Right? is a series of fun videos explaining human rights quickly, clearly and in a way that won't put you to sleep.

Series 1, Episode 3 asks whether mass surveillance by governments is a breach of our human rights.

Created by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law from Monash University.

Check out the whole series of videos at www.haveyougotthatright.com

Have You Got That Right? is a series of fun videos explaining human rights quickly, clearly and in a way that won't put you to sleep.

Series 1, Episode 4 poses a very controversial question - is there a human right to voluntary euthanasia?

Created by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law from Monash University.

Check out the whole series of videos at www.haveyougotthatright.com

Have You Got That Right? is a series of fun videos explaining human rights quickly, clearly and in a way that won't put you to sleep.

Series 2, Episode 1 asks can asylum seekers be detained, and if so for how long?

Created by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law from Monash University.

Check out the whole series of videos at www.haveyougotthatright.com

Have You Got That Right? is a series of fun videos explaining human rights quickly, clearly and in a way that won't put you to sleep.

Series 2, Episode 2 asks do we have a human right to seek or be granted asylum?

Created by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law from Monash University.

Check out the whole series of videos at www.haveyougotthatright.com

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International courts and tribunals

Legislation in jurisdictions other than Australia

United Nations material

United Nations Photo 'United Nations Headquarters', CC Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, Image Source: Flickr

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Former High Court Chief Justice Michael Kirby discusses how Australian lawyers can contribute to human rights and international law.