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Urban Morgan Human Rights Library Collection

The Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights maintains an extensive collection of human rights literature and documents at the University of Cincinnati College of Law Robert S. Marx Library. The Urban Morgan Collection includes works on the theoretical and practical aspects of the international protection of human rights, reports on the development of human rights case law abroad and before international tribunals, human rights journals, reports of international organizations, and significant works of fiction. The Urban Morgan Institute has endeavored to acquire literature to facilitate an interdisciplinary study of human rights and strives to maintain a current collection. Through inter-library loans, this collection serves as a rich resource for scholars and students throughout the United States.

In addition, the College of Law Library maintains an archive of William J. Butler's papers. This collection includes speeches, letters, congressional testimony, and other personal and professional writings that document the human rights efforts and public service of William J. Butler. Mr. Butler, founder of the Urban Morgan Institute, is widely recognized for his contributions to the cause of human rights, especially for his work through the International Commission of Jurists. A special section of his Papers is currently being developed and includes court filings in the Rasul, Hamdi and Padilla cases as well as other materials relating to the rule of law in the age of "terrorism".