International human rights law is part of public international law. Human Rights can be defined as basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled such as civil and political rights, the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, equality before the law, social, cultural and economic rights, including the right to participate in culture, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education.
Article 38 of the International Court of Justice Statute outlines the sources of law as follows:
Weight of Authority:
The first three are primary authority listed in the order of their weight while the fourth is treated as secondary authority.
The charter bodies created under the United Nations Charter are: