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.