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International Human Rights: Choosing a Topic


A crucial step in the writing process, topic selection merits careful consideration. Methods for identifying topics include reviewing:

  • the table of contents of your course text books
  • journals
  • websites of human rights organizations
  • news sources
  • books

Advocacy Groups

Advocacy groups are composed of individuals who promote a particular cause or industry. Their websites, conferences, and blogs can be a good way to identify topics. Examples include:

Legal News and Blogs

Scan recent articles from news sources focused on the area of the law, such as:


Review the table of contents and indexes within books for topic ideas. Some titles of interest in the Law Library's collection include:

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