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International Law


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EUR-lex (European Union Law)

EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. Consult the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.
Try the Simple Search first as the advanced search can be tricky. EUR-lex is also available (and easier to search) in Lexis. Click area of law by topic, then International Law.

ICJ Legal Resource Center

Coverage: Some full text

A searchable database of the ICJ's (International Commission of Jurists) press releases, reports, legal documents & key external legal materials.


Coverage: Full text

Access to state and federal case law; codes and statutes; court documents; over 3.5 billion public records; business news, legal news, regional news etc.

International Law can be found by clicking of the “Area of Law by Topic” link.
User Guide

LII (Legal Information Institute)

Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)

LII is provided by the Cornell Law School and offers access to selected United States primary and secondary sources. These include Court opinions, Constitutional Law resources, subject guides, directories and special reference libraries.

Westlaw International

Coverage: Full text

Westlaw International is an online legal research service providing quick, easy access to West's vast collection of statutes, case law materials, public records and other legal resources, as well as current news articles and business information.
Click the WLI General subscription tab and type “international law” into the ‘search for a database’ box on the left of the screen.

World Constitutions Illustrated (WCI)

Contains the current constitution for every country, constitutional histories, texts on constitutional law, links to scholarly articles about constitutional development, and a bibliography of selected constitutional books. Browsable by country or resource. Part of HeinOnline.
User Guide

Case Law

British International Law Cases

A collection of decisions of courts in the British Isles on points of international law.

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The ICJ is a "world court". The site contains official judgments, advisory opinions and orders.

NZLII: Deportation Review Tribunal of New Zealand

Decisions of Deportation Review Tribunal of New Zealand.


International Legal Materials

Provides the full text of basic, primary documents - important treaties and agreements, judicial and arbitral decisions, national legislation, international organisations' resolutions and other documents.

Laws of New Zealand (LNNZ)

Access to New Zealand statutes, case law and commentary.

Relevant topics include Antarctica, Aviation, Citizenship and Nationality, Conflict of Laws, Defence, Extradition, Immigration, International law principles. Also available in print.


United Nations Handbook

Current information about the UN system, organisations, subsidiaries and specialised agencies.


Westlaw NZ: International Law


EISIL: Electronic Information System for International Law

Primary materials, authoritative websites and research guides to international law.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system.

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The site includes the current International Treaties list to which New Zealand is a signatory. 

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