Treaty FAQsBluebook treaty sourcesCitations, signatories, parties, status, subjectsUnited Nations CharterUnited Nations & League of Nations treatiesAdditional Multilateral, IGO & special subject treaty sourcesIf the U.S. is a partyBilateral treaties & treaty sources for other countriesCommentaries & travaux préparatoires (drafting history)Soft law
BITS: Bilateral investment treatiesICSID, NAFTA, WTO
The practice of international law by other statesU.S. practice of international law
Documents, legislation & cases, generallySelected country reports and booksUN human rights websites & search enginesUN Human Rights Council, Commission & CommitteeHuman rights sources for AfricaEuropean Union: Charter of Fundamental RightsCouncil of Europe: European Convention on Human RightsInter-American Court & Commission
I.C.J. and P.C.I.J.U.S. cases on international law
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Agreements, documents, legislation, & case law
Nuremberg TrialsICC International Criminal CourtICTY International Criminal Tribunal for the Former YugoslaviaICTR International Criminal Tribunal for RwandaSpecial Court for Sierra Leone
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International Law: General Sources   Tags: foreign & international law, international law  

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: Nov 20, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Case law/jurisprudence Print Page

Find cases on international law by topic, etc.

No single reporter or source contains all international cases and awards.The general sources listed below are in addition to specialized sources for specific courts, tribunals or topics that are listed in other parts of this research guide and in the guide International Law: Specialized Sources.

Books, working papers, etc. and law reviews, journals, articles on your topic might cite relevant cases or awards. See also Practice of international law by other countries (yearbooks, etc.).

For the titles of a country's case reporters and similar publications, consult the Bluebook or another citation manual. See also Foreign Law by Jurisdiction, NYU Law Library.

How to Find Cases in English Translation, Revisited, Lyonette Louis-Jacques   

See also
I.C.J. and P.C.I.J.
U.S. cases on international law

Citators: Find citations, plus related cases & analysis

  • Oxford Law Citator
    Cross-references both within OUP's online products and to other websites.
  • JustCite
    Use JustCite to find cases by name, keywords, etc.; find out if cases are still "good law"; and find out the status of legislation. JustCite maps the relationship between cases and also cross-references case law, legislation and journal articles from the UK, the EU, Australia, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa, and the U.S. JustCite indexes content from all major legal publishers including JUSTIS, WESTLAW, LexisNexis, Oxford University Press, HeinOnline (journals only), and more. If the library subscribes to the material online, JustCite will also link to the full text.
  • LawCite, AustLII
    Provides citation history of court decisions from 75 countries, law journal articles, law reform documents, and treaties. Emphasis is on common law jurisdictions. Read the Help screen to see how Austlii differs from Keycite and Shepards.
  • RefLex, CanLII
    The RefLex citator cross-links material within CanLII, the free database for Canadian legal materials, and provides citations to sources for materials cited, but not available in, CanLII.
  • Use your case name as a keyword to search in full-text databases of case law for additional cases that have cited to the case that you started with.

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