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Commentary

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

Databases

Provides free access to the Official Journal of the European Union, plus EU Law (treaties, regulations, decisions), preparatory documents, EU case law, international agreements, EFTA documents, summaries of EU legislation and other public documents.
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.
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
Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law (ICL) focuses on decisions from a range of international criminal courts and tribunals, and covers decisions from the four main international criminal tribunals: International Criminal Court; International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; and, Special Court for Sierra Leone. ICL also includes decisions from post-WWII military tribunals such as the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the follow-up trials held under Control Council Law No 10.
Coverage: Full text
Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press.
Comprehensive database of primary and secondary legal research materials, including cases, statutes, and journal articles from a number of jurisdictions. Extensiveness of coverage differs between jurisdictions.
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.

Encyclopedias

The Laws of New Zealand is an encyclopaedic work, updated quarterly, which reflects the need to have a New Zealand equivalent to Halsbury's Laws of England. Provides a reliable statement of the whole of the law of New Zealand – statutory, regulatory and judicial. It is a comprehensive source of primary comment required by both practitioners and academics.
Current information about the UN system, organisations, subsidiaries and specialised agencies.

Journals

Treaties

Treaties between EU member countries.
A subset of the WorldLII International Law database.
Official record of New Zealand's existing, binding international treaty obligations and current treaty negotiations.
The Office of Treaty Affairs provides advice and support on matters involving U.S. and international treaty law and practice. Includes "Treaties in Force", which provides information about treaties and other international agreements to which the United States is presently a party.
A publication produced by the Secretariat of the United Nations containing all treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded by the Secretariat since 1945, pursuant to Article 102 of the Charter.

Websites

Founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950, the mission of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.
An online publication of the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law providing research tools for comparative law, international law, and the laws of various jurisdictions around the world.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). This site contains official judgments, advisory opinions and orders.
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.
Established by the UN General Assembly, in 1947, to initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.
The Peace Palace Library is the international law library serving the international legal community. The Library’s primary task is serving the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice and The Hague Academy of International Law.
An intergovernmental organisation, founded in 1945, that aims to maintain international peace and security.
Includes UN documents, voting data, speeches, maps, and open access publications. The platform provides access to UN-produced materials in digital format and bibliographic records for print UN documents starting in 1979. Features include linked data between related documentation such as resolutions, meeting records and voting, and refining of searches by UN body, agency or type of document.
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