Links to key resources
The following compendium of resources is designed to facilitate student learning and to help you become familiar with the extensive international law resources that exist. This includes international organizations, tribunals, courts, and settlement bodies, legal blogs, and other relevant online resources.
Association of South East Asian Nations:
Economic Community of West African States:
Eurasian Economic Union:
International Committee of the Red Cross: War & Law:
International Monetary Fund:
International Sea Bed Authority:
Mercado Común del Sur:
North Atlantic Treaty Organization:
Organization of American States:
United Nations Millennium Goals:
United Nations Organization system:
United Nations Commission on Human Rights:
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law:
United Nations International Law Commission:
United Nations Security Council:
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform:
United Nations Treaty Collection:
World Bank Group:
World Trade Organization:
For resources relating to the UN Specialized Agencies, see:
International tribunals, courts, and settlement bodies
African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights:
CURIA (case law of the European Court of Justice):
Documents from the Nuremberg trials (Harvard Law School Library):
Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia:
HUDOC (case law of the European Court of Human Rights):
Inter-American Court of Human Rights:
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes:
International Court of Justice:
International Criminal Court:
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda:
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia:
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea:
Permanent Court of Arbitration:
Special Tribunal for Lebanon (often called the ‘Hariri Tribunal’):
World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body cases:
International law blogs and news sources
American Society of International Law Blog:
American Society of International Law Insights:
An International Law Blog:
Berkeley Journal of International Law Blog:
Beyond The Hague:
EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law:
ESIL Reflections: European Society of International Law:
International Judicial Monitor:
International Law Observer:
International Law Reporter:
(A list of links on the right hand side will point you to blogs focusing more on the political approach to international relations)
Other relevant online resources
This site is excellent for human rights research.
The American Society of International Law:
The ASIL insight section contains current commentary on international law.
Audiovisual Library of International Law:
An exhaustive collection of video lectures from eminent international legal scholars and practitioners.
British Institute of International and Comparative Law:
This site has reports from research projects in international law.
Chatham House (International Law Programme):
The Royal Institute of International Affairs in the UK has a dedicated international law programme with extensive resources.
Crimes of War Project:
The Crimes of War Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of armed conflict.
Derechos Human Rights Links:
A collection of links to various human rights resources.
Documents in Law, History, Diplomacy - Avalon Project:
This site compiles original historical documents on international law.
Electronic Information System for International Law:
A database of high quality links to primary materials, websites and research guides from all over the web, divided into relevant topics.
Human Rights Watch:
An extensive NGO resource for human rights research.
International Commission of Jurists:
The International Commission of Jurists is dedicated to the primacy, coherence and implementation of international law and principles that advance human rights.
International Committee of the Red Cross:
This site has extensive resources relating to the law of armed conflict, especially in relation to the Geneva Conventions.
International Law Association:
The International Law Association conducts studies and publishes materials of interest in all areas of international legal research.
Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law:
This site contains an extensive documentation centre for the law on State responsibility.
Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law:
Exhaustive survey of concepts and current developments in international law, updated regularly.
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law:
A valuable online resource relating to current developments and fundamental research in international law.
Oxford Public International Law:
Though a subscription is required, an extensive collection of searchable resources, including Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction (OCIGJ), Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (OILDC), and Oxford Reports on International Organizations (ORIO).
Société française pour le droit international:
The focal point for news and current developments in the French-speaking world, with a ‘Gallery of eminent international law jurists’ for historical interest.
United Nations, International Law Issues:
A general database of interest in relation to new legal developments within the United Nations and its various organs and agencies.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library:
A resource containing a detailed list of cases and treaties with a specific focus on human rights and international criminal law.