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Public International Law: International Case Law

This guide highlights key resources for international law research.

Voyager Searches

Books and journals about international courts and tribunals is best found by using using “international courts” as a subject search in the Voyager catalog. Specific aspects of international courts should be further defined by keyword using and advanced search, or specific subject headings assigned to the topic. Examples:

International courts
Jurisdiction (International law)
International and municipal law--United States.
International law--United States
International law and evidence

Staying Informed

The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals is a journal that respect to the preparation, adoption, suspension, amendment and revision of Rules of Procedure as well as statutory and internal rules. It is available to UH students via our HeinOnline subscription.

Project on International Courts and Tribunals is a network of researchers and practitioners sharing a common interest in the study of international courts and tribunals and the implications of their operation for the broader field of international law. They publish their research, information about ongoing projects, courses and bibliographies. Researchers might find their chart of international courts and tribunals interesting even if it is slightly dated: Chart of all International Courts and Tribunals as of 2004.

Case Law Sources

  Resources here collect decisions from various courts and are organized by subject rather than jurisdiction, with some exceptions.  For example, the premiere Oxford Reports on International Law can be searched by topic as well as by jurisdiction.  Also check subtabs for this page for courts with substantial documentation.