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Human Rights Month

Human Rights day is observed every year on the 10th of December, marking the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

The Declaration was first signed on 10th December 1948, making this year its 70th anniversary. We’re marking this important moment in global history with our Human Rights Countdown Calendar, featuring content from the Max Planck Encylopedia of Public International Law and the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, in addition to chapters from some of our leading human rights law titles.

Including topics such as reproductive rights, education, housing, and the right to a fair trial, our calendar offers valuable insight into human rights around the world. Check back each day to see what has been made available to read.

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December 1, 2018

Celebrate Human Rights Month with our calendar

Explore new articles daily throughout December.

November 1, 2018

U.S. Midterms

Take a look at our collection exploring the key terms and issues, along with their impact on international law, throughout November.

May 31, 2018

May 2018 Update Now Live

Six new articles and substantial updates to 39 articles are now available within the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL).

March 15, 2018

March 2018 Update Now Live

19 updated articles now available within the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL).