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A Summary of UN Agreements on Human Rights

Human Security Centre
The Human Security Report Project (HSRP) is an independent research centre affiliated with Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada. Formerly located at the University of British Columbia and known as the Human Security Centre, the HSRP joined SFU in May of 2007

US Institute for Peace Task Force
USIP provides the analysis, training and tools that prevent and end conflicts, promotes stability and professionalizes the field of peace building.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Human Rights Program
An international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.

Anti-Slavery International
Anti-Slavery International works at local, national and international levels to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.

Business for Social Responsibility
BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.

Carnegie Council
The Carnegie Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational institution dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs. Watch, read, and listen to resources on three broad themes: ethics, war, and peace; global social justice; and religion in politics

The Carter Center
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

Center for Constitutional Rights
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

Center for Justice and Accountability
The Center for Justice and Accountability is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture and other severe human rights abuses around the world and advancing the rights of survivors to seek truth, justice and redress. CJA uses litigation to hold perpetrators individually accountable for human rights abuses, develop human rights law, and advance the rule of law in countries transitioning from periods of abuse.

Center for Women's Global Leadership
The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) develops and facilitates women's leadership for women's human rights and social justice worldwide.

Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981. We promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

Fair Labor Association
Incorporated in 1999, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations to improve working conditions in factories around the world. The FLA has developed a Workplace Code of Conduct, based on ILO standards, and created a practical monitoring, remediation and verification process to achieve those standards. 

Freedom House
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.

Human Rights First (formerly Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights)
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington D.C.

Human Rights Quarterly
Now entering its twenty-fifth year, Human Rights Quarterly is widely recognized as the leader in the field of human rights. The Quarterly provides up-to-date information on important developments within the United Nations and regional human rights organizations, both governmental and non-governmental. It presents current work in human rights research and policy analysis, reviews of related books, and philosophical essays probing the fundamental nature of human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By providing decision makers with insight into complex human rights issues, the Quarterly helps to define national and international human rights policy.

Human Rights Watch
By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems International (HURIDOCS)
URIDOCS is an international NGO helping human rights organization use information technologies and documentation methods to maximize the impact of their advocacy work. We develop tools and techniques, and provide advocates with customized training and support. HURIDOCS is also an informal, open and decentralized network of human rights organizations that wish to put together their experiences and creativity to develop common standards and tools for information management. Membership is open to all.

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The International Commission of Jurists
The International Commission of Jurists is dedicated to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights. What distinguishes the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is its impartial, objective and authoritative legal approach to the protection and promotion of human rights through the rule of law implemented at the national level.

International Committee of the Red Cross
The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it employs some 12,000 people in 80 countries; it is financed mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.

International Court of Justice
The primary judicial organ of the United Nations. It is based in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. Its main functions are to settle legal disputes submitted to it by states and to provide advisory opinions on legal questions submitted to it by duly authorized international organs, agencies, and the UN General Assembly.

International Helsinki Federation
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Forced to Close Down. IHF was forced to file for bankruptcy and consequently close down due to a massive fraud committed by its former financial manager.

International Labour Organisation
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.

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Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an independent organization that uses the integrity of medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individual

USA Watch
The USA Watch Website contains links to reports and news on human rights violations in and by the United States.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library (an especially important site, including its Section on Islam and Human Rights)

Washington Office on Latin America
WOLA envisions a future where human rights and social justice are the foundation for public policy in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the U.S. relationship with the region; where change happens when people on-the-ground connect with people who make policy, and where people work together across borders to respect human rights and democratic values.



This interdisciplinary journal publishes on myriad aspects of human rights and humanitarianism.

Displacement Activity
This blog, run by Jared Manasek, focuses on the history and historiography of forced migration, humanitarianism, and human rights. It provides information on calls for papers, recently published articles, fellowships, and is aimed at those interested in refugee and humanitarian activity.

Humanitarianism and Human Rights: Research on the Entangled History of Humanitarianism and Human Rights.
This blog, run by Fabian Klose and Johannes Paulmann at the Leibniz Institute of European History, seeks to bring together scholars working on the history of humanitarianism and human rights.

Non-state Humanitarianism network.
This network combines research by academics and the humanitarian sector to understand the history of non-state humanitarianism, to strengthen ties between academics and practitioners, and to consider how the history of humanitarian aid might help contemporary challenges and projects.

Archives Watch collects materials on refugee studies and human rights in the archive. It also posts calls for papers and contributions to special issues and edited volumes. It is run by Paul Dudman, the archivist in charge of the Refugee Council Archive held at the University of East London.

The Reluctant Internationalists. A History of Public Health and International Organisations, Movements and Experts in Twentieth Century Europe
Run by Dr. Jessica Reinisch at Birkbeck College, University of London, this project explores the history of international collaboration and exchanges of ideas between medical professionals, politicians, generals, diplomats, and policy-makers in Europe during the twentieth century.



Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development. For full text articles and blog, click here.

Kristin L. Ahlberg, ed, Foreign Relations of the United States, Volume II, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, 1977-1980 (Washington, DC:  United States Government Printing Office, 2013).

Nina-Louisa Arold, The Legal Culture of the European Court of Human Rights (Leiden; Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007).

Ariella Azoulay, “Palestine as Symptom, Palestine as Hope: Revising Human Rights Discourse,” Critical Inquiry 40.4 (2014), pp. 332-364.

Michael Barnett, Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011).

Michael Barnett and Janice Gross Stein, Sacred Aid. Faith and Humanitarianism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

José-Manuel Barreto (ed.), Human Rights from a Third World Perspective: Critique, History and International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).

Jo Becker, Campaigning for Justice: Human Rights Advocacy in Practice (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013).

Paul Betts, "Socialism, Social Rights, and Human Rights: The Case of East Germany," Humanity 3.3 (2012).

Jacqueline Bhabha, Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014).
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Elizabeth Borgwardt, A New Deal for the World: America’s Vision for Human Rights (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005).

M.P. Bradley, "Writing Human Rights History," Il Mestiere Stor. 3.2 (2011), pp. 13-30.

Mark Philip Bradley, “American Vernaculars: The United States and the Global Human Rights Imagination,” Diplomatic History 38.1 (2014): 1-21. 
Review on H-Diplo

Robert Brier, "Broadening the Cultural History of the Cold War: The Emergence of the Polish Writers' Defense Committee and the Rise of Human Rights," Journal of Cold War Studies 15:4 (Fall 2013), pp. 104-127.

Jan Herman Burgers, "The Road to San Francisco: The Revival of Human Rights Ideas in the Twentieth Century," Human Rights Quarterly 14 (1992), pp. 447-477.

Roland Burke, "From Individual Rights to National Development: The First UN International Conference on Human Rights, Tehran, 1968," Journal of World History 19.3 (2008), pp. 275-296.

Roland Burke, Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).

Roland Burke, "Some Rights are More Equal than Others: The Third World and the Transformation of Economic and Social Rights," Humanity 3.3 (2012).

Roland Burke, “‘How Time Flies’: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 1960s,” The International History Review (2015).

Paul Thomas Chamberlin, "Schönau and the Eagles of the Palestinian Revolution: Refugees, Guerillas, and Human Rights," Cold War History (November 2012), pp. 595-614.
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Richard Pierre Claude and Burns H. Weston (eds.), Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Actions (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006, 3rd ed).

Ann Marie Clark, Diplomacy of Conscience, Amnesty International and Changing Human Rights Norms (Princeton:Princeton University Press, 2001).

Kenneth Cmiel, "The Recent History of Human Rights," American Historical Review 109 (2004).

Warren I. Cohen, Profiles in Humanity: The Battle for Peace, Freedom, Equality, and Human Rights (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).

Elena Coundouriotis, "Congo Cases: The Stories of Human Rights in History," Humanity 3.2 (2012).

Jeffrey Cox, "From the Empire of Christ to the Third World. Religion and the Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century," in Andrew Thompson (ed.), Britain's Experience of Empire in the Twentieth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights (Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2012).

J. P. Daughton, "Documenting Colonial Violence: The International Campaign against Forced Labor during the Interwar Years," Rev. Hist. Shoah 189 (2008), pp. 198-212.

Jack Donnelly, Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013).

C. Douzinas, The End of Human Rights: Critical Legal Thought at the Fin-de-Siècle (Oxford: Hart, 2000).

Tim Dunne and Nicolas J. Wheeler (eds.), Human Rights in Global Politics (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Jan Eckel, "The International League for the Rights of Man, Amnesty International, and the Changing Fate of Human Rights Activism from the 1940s through the 1970s," Humanity 4.2 (2013).

Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn (eds.), The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s (2013).

Tom Farer and Felice Gaer, " The UN and Human Rights: At the End of the Beginning", in Adam Roberts and Benedict Kingsbury (eds.), United Nations, Divided World (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993), pp. 240-296.

D. Fassin, Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011).

Ilana Feldman, "The Humanitarian Condition: Palestinian Refugees and the Politics of Living," Humanity 3.2 (2012).

A. Belden Fields, Rethinking Human Rights for the New Millennium (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

Norbert Frei and Annette Weinke (eds.), Toward a New Moral World Order? Menschenrechtspolitik und Völkerrecht seit 1945 (Jena: Wallstein, 2012).

Lawrence M. Friedman, The Human Rights Culture: A Study in History and Context (New Orleans: Quid Pro, 2011).

Peter Gattrell, Free World? The Campaign to Save the World's Refugees, 1956-1963 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Peter Gatrell, The Making of the Modern Refugee (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
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M. A. Glendon, A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (New York: Random House, 2002).

James Heartfield, The Aborigines' Protection Society. Humanitarian Imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1837-1909 (Oxford: Oxford University Pres, 2011).

Arthur Helton, The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).

L. Henkin et al. (eds.), Human Rights (New York: Found. Press, 2007).

Louis Henkin and John Lawrence Hargrove (eds.), Human Rights: An Agenda for the Next Century (Washington, DC: ASIL, Studies in Transnational Legal Policy, No. 26, 1994).

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (ed.), Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Matthew Hilton, "International Aid and Development NGOs in Britain and Human Rights since 1945," Humanity 3.3 (2012).

Stephen Hopgood, The Endtimes of Human Rights (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013).

Lynn Hunt, Inventing Human Rights: A History (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2007).

Julia Irwin.  Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation's Humanitarian Awakening. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Micheline Ishay, ed. The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Writings, Essays, Speeches, and Documents from the Bible to the Present (New York: Routledge 1997).

Micheline Ishay, The History of Human Rights: From Ancient Times to the Globalization Era (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004).

Akira Iriye, Petra Goedde, and William I. Hitchcock (eds.), The Human Rights Revolution: An International History (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Andrew Stephen James, Universal Human Rights: Origins and Development (New York: LFB Scholarly Pub., 2007).

Andrew Paul Janco, “‘Unwilling’: The One-Word Revolution in Refugee Status, 1940–51,” Contemporary European History 23, no. 3 (2014): 429-446. 

Hans Joas, The Sacredness of the Person. A New Genealogy of Human Rights (Engl. transl, Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2013).

Peter Juviler and Bertram Gross with Vladimir Kartashkin and Elena Lukasheva (eds.), Human Rights for the 21st Century: Foundations for Responsible Hope (1993).

L. K. Kerber "We are All Historians of Human Rights," Perspectives 44.3 (2006).

Fabian Klose, Human Rights in the Shadow of Colonial Violence. The Wars of Independence in Kenya and Algeria, trans. Dona Geyer(Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

Fabian Klose, "The Colonial Testing Ground. The ICRC and the Violent End of Empire," humanity 2.1 (2011), pp. 107-126.

William Korey, "Human Rights NGOs: The Power of Persuasion," Ethics and International Affairs (1999), pp. 151-174.

Martti Koskenniemi, "Human Rights Mainstreaming as a Strategy for Institutional Power," Humanity 1.1 (2010).

Tony Kushner, Remembering Refugees: Then and Now (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007).

Paul Gordon Lauren, The Evolution of International Human Rights (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998).

Hans Lauterpacht, International Law and Human Rights (New York: Praeger, 1950).

Kathryn Libal and Samuel Martinez (eds.), "The Gender of Humanitarian Narrative," Humanity 2.2 (2011).

Lydia H. Liu, “Shadows of Universalism: The Untold Story of Human Rights around 1948,” Critical Inquiry 40.4 (2014), pp. 385-417.

John Mahoney, The Challenge of Human Rights: Origin, Development, and Significance (Malden, MA; Oxford: Blackwell, 2007).

Philip Marfleet, Refugees in a Global Era (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

Susan Marks, "Four Human Rights Myths," LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 10/2012. Available here.

Susan Marks, "Human Rights and Root Causes," Modern Law Review 74.1 (2011), pp. 57-78.

Jenny S. Martinez, The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Mark Mazower, No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations (Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009).

Margaret McGuinness, "Peace v. Justice: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Modern Origins of the Debate," Diplomatic History 35.5 (November 2011), pp. 749-768.

Robert Meister, After Evil: A Politics of Human Rights (2012).

B. Metzger, "Towards an International Human Rights Regime during the Inter-War Years: The League of Nations' Combat of Traffic in Women and Children," in K. Grant, P. Levine, and F. Trentmann (eds.), Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire, and Transnationalism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), pp. 54-79.

Glenn Mitoma, Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).

Jessica Stites Mor, ed.  Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013). 

Andrew Moravcsik, "Explaining International Human Rights Regimes: Liberal Theory and Western Europe," European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 1:2 (1995), pp. 157-189

Andrew Moravcsik, "The Origins of Human Rights Regimes: Democratic Commitment in Post War Europe," International Organization (Spring 2000).

Johannes Morsink, Inherent Human Rights: Philosophical Roots of the Universal Declaration (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).

Johannes Morinsk, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Origins, Drafting, and Intent (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).

Samuel Moyn, "Substance, Scale, and Salience: The Recent Historiography of Human Rights," Annual Review of Law and Social Science 8 (2012), pp. 123-140.

Samuel Moyn, "The First Historian of Human Rights," American Historical Review 116.1 (2011), pp. 58-79.

Samuel Moyn, The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010).

Samuel Moyn, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 in the History of Cosmopolitanism,” Critical Inquiry 40.4 (2014), pp. 365-384.

Aryeh Neier, The International Human Rights Movement: A History (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2012).

Roger Normand, Human Rights at the UN: The Political History of Universal Justice (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008).

Norani Othman, "Grounding Human Rights Arguments in Non-Western Culture: Shari'a and the Citizenship Rights of Women in a Modern Islamic State," in The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights, ed. Joanne R. Bauer and Daniel A. Bell (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 169-192.

Johannes Paulmann, "Conjunctures in the History of International Humanitarian Aid during the Twentieth Century," Humanity 4.2 (2013): 215-238.

Devin Pendas, "Towards a New Politics? On the Recent Historiography of Human Rights," Contemporary European History 21.1 (2011), pp. 95-111.

Christian Peterson, Globalizing Human Rights: Private Citizens, the Soviet Union, and the West (New York: Routledge, 2012).

Christian Philip Peterson, “The Carter Administration and the Promotion of Human Rights in the Soviet Union, 1977–1981,” Diplomatic History 38 (2014), pp. 628-656.

A. S. Preis, "Human Rights As Cultural Practice: An Anthropological Critique," Human Rights Quarterly 18 (1986), pp. 286-315.

Jean H. Quataert, The Gendering of Human Rights in the International Systems of Law in the Twentieth Century (Washington DC: American Historical Association, 2006).

Jean Quataert, Advocating Dignity: Human Rights Mobilization in Global Politics (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).

J. Quirk, The Anti-Slavery Project: From the Slave Trade to Human Trafficking (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

Thomas Risse, Stephen C. Ropp and Kathryn Sikkink (eds.), The Power of Human Rights: International Norms and Domestic Change (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Davide Rodogno, Against Massacre. Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815–1914, Princeton 2011.

Leila J. Rupp, "The Persistence of Transnational Organizing: The Case of the Homophile Movement," American Historical Review 116.4 (October 2011), pp. 1014-1039.

Mark Sachleben, Human Rights Treaties: Considering Patterns of Participation, 1948-2000 (New York: Routledge, 2006).

AWB Simpson, Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

Bradley R. Simpson, "Self-Determination, Human Rights, and the End of Empire in the 1970s," Humanity 4.2 (2013).

Glenda Sluga, "René Cassin: Les droits de l'homme und die Geschichte der Menschenrechte, 1945-1966," in S.L. Hoffman (ed.), Moralpolitik: Geschichte der Menschenrechte im 20. Jahrhundert (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2010).

Glenda Sluga, "Spectacular Feminism: The international history of women, world citizenship and human rights," in Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen, June Purvis and Krassimira Daskalova (eds), Women's Activism: Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present (Routledge, 2012).

Sarah Snyder, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Sarah B. Snyder, “Human Rights and the Cold War: Did Anyone Care?” Full lecture video here .

Peter N. Stearns, Human Rights in World History (Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2012).

Henry J. Steiner, Philip Alston, and Ryan Goodman, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals: Text and Materials (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008, 3rd ed).

Heather Marie Stur, " 'Hiding behind the Humanitarian Label': Refugees, Repatriates, and the Rebuilding of America's Benevolent Image after the Vietnam War," Diplomatic History 39.2 (2015): 223-244.

Meredith Terretta, "'We Had Been Fooled into Thinking that the UN Watches over the Entire World': Human Rights, UN Trust Territories, and Africa's Decolonization," Human Rights Quarterly 34.2 (2012), pp. 329-360.

Daniel Thomas, The Helsinki Effect: International Norms, Human Rights, and the Demise of Communism (2001).

K. E. Tunstall (ed.), Self-Evident Truths? Human Rights and the Enlightenment (New York: Continuum, 2012).

Yogesh Tyagi, The UN Human Rights Committee: Practice and Procedure (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Keith David Watenpaugh, “Between Communal Survival and National Aspiration: Armenian Genocide Refugees, the League of Nations, and the Practices of Interwar Humanitarianism,” Humanity 5.2 (2014): 159-181.

David Webster, "Canada and Bilateral Human Rights Dialogues," Canadian Foreign Policy 16.3 (2010): 43-63.

David Webster, "Self-fulfilling Prophecies and Human Rights in Canada's Foreign Policy: The Case of East Timor," International Journal 65.3 (2010): 739-750.

David Weissbrodt et al., Selected International Human Rights Instruments and Bibliography for Research on International Human Rights (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2009).

Eric D. Weitz, "The Human Rights Surges of the 1940s and 1950s," Diplomatic History 35.5 (2011), pp. 793-96.

Eyal Weizman, The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza (2012).

Daniel Whelan, Indivisible Human Rights; A History (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).

Lora Wildenthal, The Language of Human Rights in West Germany (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). 

Richard A. Wilson (ed.), Human Rights, Culture and Context: Anthropological Perspectives (London; Chicago: Pluto Press, 1997).

Jay Winter and Antoine Prost, Rene Cassin and Human Rights: From the Great War to the Universal Declaration (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

The journal, Human Rights Quarterly, contains many relevant articlesand it is probably most helpful to search for your particular topic.