International Human Rights Law Law and Legal Definition

International human rights law refers to that body of international law created to promote and protect human rights at the international, regional, and domestic levels. They are mainly obligations which states are bound to obey. It is primarily made up of treaties, agreements between states and customary international law. Declarations, guidelines, and principles adopted at the international level contribute to the understanding, implementation, and development of the international law. Enforcement of international human rights law can occur on domestic, regional or international level.