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International Human Rights and Ethical Obligations for Texas Lawyers

First published by Texas Bar Journal, July 2017

By Thomas H. Wilson

The concept of “international human rights” is based on the International Bill of Human Rights, which is derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1948—and two international treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. Although these are public international law documents, you do not need to be an “international human rights lawyer” to encounter related issues.

For Texas lawyers, matters related to international human rights can arise in what may appear to be a simple assignment from a client. Read the entire article here.

*Reprinted with permission of the Texas Bar Journal

 


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