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Oxford Public International Law (OPIL) is a comprehensive, single location providing integrated access across our international law services, bringing you one step closer to the perfect research solution.

Our ground-breaking online resources work to speed up research and provide easy access to authoritative content, essential for anyone working in international law.

Human Rights Collection

Human Rights Day honours the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December, 1948.

Themed around the thirty articles of the UDHR, our free collection of book chapters, journal articles, and Max Planck Encyclopedia entries expand upon these key principles of human rights law, from the right to life, to the freedom of opinion and expression.

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December 5, 2019

OXIO Update

Oxford International Organizations adds 10 new headnotes.

December 2, 2019

International Procedural Law and Human Rights

Explore 10 articles on human rights from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law.

December 2, 2019

Human Rights Collection

Our human rights month collection launches today. Get access to over 40 journal articles and book chapters examining the key principles of human rights law.

November 29, 2019


2 new and 7 updated articles are now available on MPEPIL.