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ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources For International Law
The ERG has been published online by the American Society of International Law since 1997.
Excellent resource for international law.
Resources and tools focusing on international,
foreign and comparative law research. Published by Hauser Global
Law School Program, NYU School of Law.
Activities of the United Nations in the field
of international law.
Legal Information Institute's (Cornell Law School) excellent
collection of Internet-accessible sources of the constitutions,
statutes, judicial opinions and related legal material from around
the globe. Cornell University Law Library has also published an
Foreign and International Law Guide.
Focuses on international commercial law sources.
Maintained by Ralph Amissah and hosted by The Law Faculty of the
University of Oslo, Norway.
Union of International Assocations
Links to international organisations selected from the Yearbook of International Organizations.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Homepage of the APEC Secretariat. Information about the organisation and free
access to selected APEC publications, including documents and reports.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Maintained by the ASEAN Secretariat. Useful information at this site includes agreements signed at ASEAN
Summits, treaties and various
other political documents.
Portal of the European Union. Information on policies administered by the EU as well as access to websites of EU institutions
is the portal to European Union Law. This system contains the Official
Journal of the European Union as well as EU
treaties, legislation and case law.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Access to official NATO texts, including the basic texts of the Alliance and
NATO standardisation agreements.
Amnesty InternationaI (AI)
The work of AI is enshrined in the
Declaration of Human Rights. AI produces reports and news
releases searchable by country or topic.
Council of Europe
Important information on human rights, in particular the basic texts
and recent judgments
of the European Court of Human Rights.
Council of Europe
treaties are also
Free Trade Association (EFTA)
The legal texts and various other publications of EFTA are made available by the Secretariat.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
ICC policy statements, codes, rules and model contracts. The
International Court of Arbitration
website contains a searchable
index of publications where ICC arbitral awards are found.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Full texts of contentious cases and advisory proceedings (1947-), and basic
documents governing the administration of the Court.
International Criminal Court
Transcripts and court records of recent cases before the ICC. For in-depth information
on the court, particularly on its establishment, see the website of the
Coalition for the International Criminal Court.
Full texts of international labour standards and ILO official
International Law Commission (ILC)
Reports of the ILC, and conventions relating to the work of the Commission.
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
IMO conventions and status thereto as well as IMO circulars.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
IMF standards and
codes, and a large number of IMF publications in full text.
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Proceedings and judgments of the Tribunal, and conventions relating to the Law of the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
OECD documentation including
best practices, guidelines and legal instruments.
Permanent Court of Arbitration
Basic documents and treaties relating to the Court. Information
provided on pending and a selection of past cases.
Comprehensive information on the work of the United Nations. Access to
UN documents and publications. Contains a useful UN documentation research
guide. Also see other UN
web servers including the
The World Bank
World Bank documents and reports.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Valuable resources include WIPO-administered treaties, the Collection of Laws
for Electronic Access (CLEA) database, and information on the Patent Cooperation
Treaty (PCT) system.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Official WTO documents, including legal texts of WTO agreements.
Treaties and Conventions
Treaties and conventions are
published on the websites of most of the above organisations.
More treaty indexes are listed below :
Excellent resource by The Fletcher School,
Tufts University containing the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments.
chronological indexes as well as a full text search facility are available. Most texts date from 1945 or later,
but the collection also includes historical texts from the 1648
Treaty of Westphalia to the
Covenant of the League of Nations.
Legal Information Network (GLIN)