International Law Research

The following sites provide excellent access to International Law:

American Society for International Law (ASIL)
The current chapters of the ERG are critically revised and updated on a six-month basis. Rather than just compiling lists of links, the authors discuss the parameters and vagaries of electronic research in their fields of expertise. They set out basic strategies to find international legal materials and examine what resources are available on international environmental, economic and criminal law, private international law, human rights, intellectual property law, treaties, international organizations, international commercial arbitration, and the United Nations.

Each chapter is arranged in a logical fashion to aid the researcher. In some cases, the author outlines general search strategies for the particular subject area, and then links to specific aids, such as specialized periodical indexes and bibliographies, before drilling down to organized listings of links to primary resources.

Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
ASIL's goal is to ensure, through EISIL, that web searchers can easily locate the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet. To this end, EISIL has been designed as an open database of authenticated primary and other materials across the breadth of international law, which until now have been scattered in libraries, archives and specialized web sites.

Includes links to primary sources for: States and Groups of States, International organizations, International Air Space and Water Law, International Environmental Law, International Economic Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Communications and Transport, Use of Force, International Dispute Settlement, and Private International Law.

The Law Library Resource Exchange delivers current, high quality content on a broad range of topics including:

  • technology and legal research
  • a continuously updated free database of court rules, forms and dockets
  • reviews of legal and non-legal websites for researchers
  • international and comparative law guides by authors worldwide

On the left hand side of the homepage you will find links for Comparative/Foreign Law as well as International Law.

The Law Library of Congress-Guide to Law Online

The Library of Congress:Nations of the World
This is an excellent site for research help on legal issues for specific countries. It has links to many primary sources.

United Nations Treaty Collection 

Treaties In Force

Hein Online Foreign and International Legal Resources Database (FILRD) This is a subscription database, available to network users, through the Stetson web page. Hein also includes a Treaties and Agreements Library and the Philip C. Jessup library.

CIA World Factbook
A good source for maps, flags, country profiles, and statistical information.

General Resources, Books, Loose leafs and Government Documents

Fox, James R., Dictionary of International and Comparative Law .
KZ1161 .F69 2003

Grant, John P. and Barker, Craig J., Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law.
KZ1161 .P37 2004

Merryman, John Henry, The Civil Law Tradition: Europe, Latin America, and East Asia.1994
K585 .M468 1994

Provost, Rene', International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. 2002.
KZ6471 .P76 2002  

Treaties In Force (also available online) 1944-
JX236 .5 .T7 2004

American International Law Cases 1783-
KZ238 .A443 2003

American International Law Cases. 1998-
KZ238 .A443 2003

British international law cases : a collection of decisions of courts in the British Isles on points of international law / prepared under the auspices of the International Law Fund and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. 1963-
JX638 .A2 B75

Journal of International Affairs. 1952-
JX1 .J67

Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law.
JX1 .C38 

Denver Journal of International Law and Policy. 1971-
JX1 .D45 

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