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International Law: General Sources: Teachings of the most highly qualified publicists

This guide lists essential sources for researching general aspects of international law. For specialized topics, such as human rights and international arbitration, see the guide International Law: Specialized Sources.

Teachings of the most highly qualified publicists

Some books, articles and commentary by experts might be deemed to be "the teachings of the most highly qualified publicists. For a discussion of factors that might be used for making this determination, see, e.g., 

  • Kuehl & O'Brien, International Legal Research in a Global Community, at 93-96.
  • Sivakumaran, The Influence of Teachings of Publicists on the Development of International Law, 66 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 1 (2017)
  • Helmerson, Finding “the Most Highly Qualified Publicists”: Lessons from the International Court of Justice, 30 European Journal of International Law 509 (2019)

For selected writings and to find others, see 
Getting started--classics, etc. 
Books, Ebooks, Working papers, etc. 
Law reviews, journals, articles
Expert & scholarly organizations