This guide lists the major print and online sources for researching international law. ***IMPORTANT: The main tabs have general sources not listed under the drop-down menus. Links go to online sources or to more information about print sources.
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2014
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Sources of international law
Books, journals, websites, places to start
Books, journals, articles,blogs & news
More encyclopedias; dictionaries, directories, research guides
Abbreviation dictionaries & citation manuals
Lists of treaty citations, signatories, parties, dates, status, etc.
U.S. is a party
United Nations & League of Nations treaties
United Nations Charter
More multilateral, special subject, bilateral, non-U.S., & unofficial sources
Where to look for commentaries & travaux préparatoires (drafting history)
Custom & state practice
The practice of international law by other states
U.S. practice of international law
ICJ and PCIJ
U.S. cases on international law
Teachings of the publicists
Case law on human rights
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
European Convention on Human Rights (Council of Europe & Eur. Ct. H.R.)
Inter-American Commission & Court
United Nations, ILO, etc.
International criminal law
BITS: Bilateral investment treaties
ICSID, UNCITRAL, NAFTA
International investment cases & awards
Other International Organizations