What is International Human Rights Law?

International human rights law focuses on enforcing the body of international law designed to promote and protect human rights at the international, regional and domestic levels. Human rights law regulates the relationship between states and individuals in the context of ordinary life. International human rights lawyers provide expertise and support in strategic human rights litigation, and collaborative litigation with local partners. They also disseminate information that enhances the use of human rights law. Human rights lawyers may work in non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations such as the United Nations and federal government agencies.

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