This guide lists essential sources for researching general aspects of international law. For specialized topics, such as human rights or international arbitration, see the guide International Law: Specialized Sources.
Last Updated: Aug 29, 2017
Getting started--classics, etc.
Books, working papers, etc.
Law reviews, journals, articles
News, blogs & paper/note topics
Abbreviation dictionaries/citation manuals
Westlaw, LexisAdvance, HeinOnline, & Bloomberg Law
Other research guides
International Law: Specialized Sources
Sources, I.C.J. Statute, U.N. Charter
United States treaties
Customary IL & state practice
Teachings of the publicists
Expert & scholarly organizations
- International Law: Specialized Sources, NYU Law Library
Covers human rights, humanitarian law/law of war, international criminal law, arbitration, investment, labor, and environmental law.
- NYU Law Library Research Guides
- International Law Legal Research
By Anthony S. Winer, Mary Ann E. Archer & Lyonette Louis-Jacques.
- International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook, 2d ed.
By Marci Hoffman & Mary Rumsey.
- ASIL e-RG, Electronic Resource Guide: American Society of International Law Website
Topics include the European Union, treaties, international organizations, international commercial arbitration, human rights, humanitarian law, private international law, and other topics.
- Peace Palace Library Research Guides
- Researching Public International Law, Columbia Law Library
By Kent McKeever.
- GlobaLex: Introduction to Public International Law.
By Feliú, Vicenç. GlobaLex also has guides for other international law topics, international organizations, foreign law, and comparative law.
- Guide to International Legal Research, Lexis Advance
By the George Washington University Law School International Law Review. See §§ 1.04 , , .
- International Legal Research in a Nutshell
By Marci Hoffman & Robert C. Bering.
- International Lawyer's Deskbook, 2d ed.
- International Legal Research Tutorial
By Duke University School of Law and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
- Accidental Tourist on the New Frontier: An Introductory Guide to Global Legal Research.
Edited by Jeanne Rehberg & Radu Popa.
- Foreign Law tab in this guide