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LSE Human Rights Library

The LSE Human Rights Reference Library is based in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights and is home to three collections.

The Collections

  • The Stan Cohen Collection is comprised of books, reports and other published works owned by the late Professor Stanley Cohen (a founding member of the Centre) and entrusted to the Centre by his family. It is a wide ranging collection, containing publications spanning Stan’s interests in deviance, sociology, psychology, criminology, human rights and much more.
  • The General LSE Human Rights Centre Collection is a small but diverse collection of human rights-related books and reports
  • The SO424 Course Core Collection contains some key reading material for LSE MSc Human Rights students.

The collections are catalogued on Librarything.com and are available, on an open access basis, to browse or search online 

Visiting the Library

LSE MSc Human Rights students have open access to the Library during the Centre's opening hours.

Students and staff from other programmes, and members of the public, may visit the Library by appointment at limited times Prior booking is essential. Please visit the catalogue on Librarything for information about requesting to visit




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