International Law Selected Bibliography

  1.  
  2. Treaty Resources

    1. Bilateral Treaties

      1. United States a party - 1776-1950
      2. United States a party - 1950-present
      3. United States not a party
    2. Multilateral Treaties

      1. United States a party - 1776-1950
      2. United States a party - 1950-present
      3. United States not a party
    3. International Agreements other than Treaties
    4. Treaty Interpretation by International and Domestic Courts
    5. Treaty Procedures
    6. Treaty/Convention Secondary Sources

      1. Indexes
      2. Journals
      3. Research Guides
  3. Custom and General Principles of Law

    1. Custom
    2. General Principles of Law
  4. International Governmental Organizations (IGOs)

    1. League of Nations
    2. United Nations

      1. United Nations Main Bodies
      2. UN Documents and Finding Aids
      3. UN Secondary Sources
    3. Regional International Government Organizations
    4. Researching other International Government Organizations
  5. Tribunals

    1. League of Nations
    2. United Nations
    3. European Union
    4. Council of Europe
    5. The Hague
    6. Miscellaneous - Collected Reporters, Other International Courts and Tribunals
  6. Supranational Bodies

    1. European Union Organizations
    2. European Union Treaties & Documents
    3. European Union Secondary Sources
  7. Foreign Law
  8.  
  9. International Law Finding Aids

    1. Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
    2. Databases
    3. Indexes
    4. Research Guides

  1. Treaty and International Agreement Resources

    1. Bilateral Treaties

      1. United States a party - 1776-1950
      2. Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America 1776-1949 (Bevans).


        United States Statutes at Large, Volumes 1-63


      3. United States a party - 1950-present
      4. United States Treaties and Other International Agreements


      5. United States not a party
      6. United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS)


    2. Multilateral Treaties

      1. United States a party - 1776-1950
      2. Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America 1776-1949, Volumes 1-4 (Bevans).


        United States Statutes at Large, Volumes 1-63


      3. United States a party - 1950-present
      4. United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST)


      5. United States not a party
      6. Consolidated Treaty Series (CTS) (1648-1920; provides copies of treaties in the original language of the signing parties and any English or French translations.

        • Call Number- KZ120 .P35
        • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection - Multi-Volume

        United Nations Treaty Collection

        • Public Access- United Nations, available at https://treaties.un.org/Pages/Home.aspx?clang=_en
          • Note: League of Nations multilateral treaties (L.N.T.S.) deposited with the Secretary General were transferred, through a resolution, to the United Nations.

        United Nations Treaty Series (U.N.T.S.)


    3. International Agreements Other Than Treaties
    4. United States International Agreements


    5. Treaty Interpretation by International and Domestic Courts
    6. International Law Reports (domestic & international court opinions regarding treaties)

      • Call Number- KZ199 .I58
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

    7. Treaty Procedures
    8. 11 Foreign Affairs Manual 700: Treaties and other International Agreements / U.S. Department of State


    9. Treaty/Convention Secondary Sources

      1. Indexes
      2. Index to Multilateral Treaties: a Chronological List of Multi-Party International Agreements from the Sixteenth Century through 1963, with Citations to their Text

        • Call Number- KZ118 .H3 1965
        • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

        Kavass' Current Treaty Index


        Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General

        • Call Number- KZ171 .M862
        • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection
        • Public Access- United Nations Treaty Collection, available at https://treaties.un.org/pages/ParticipationStatus.aspx (index and full text available for treaties deposited with the Secretary-General).

        Treaties in Force


        United Nations Treaty Series Cumulative Index


        World Treaty Index (indexes CTS)

        • Call Number- KZ173 .R64 1983
        • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection - Multi-Volume

      3. Journals
      4. International Legal Materials (publishing current developments in international law)


      5. Research Guides

  2. Custom and General Principles of Law

    1. Custom
    2. Foreign Relations of the United States


      Digest of International Law, by John Bassett Moore (1906)


      Digest of International Law, by Marjorie M. Whiteman


      Digest of United States Practice in International Law


      Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law

      Restatement of the Law, Third, the Foreign Relations Law of the United States

      • Call Number- KF4651 .R47 1987
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

    3. General Principles of Law
    4. Source- "[G]eneral principles of law recognized by civilized nations" are another source of international law. Article 38 of the International Court of Justice Statute.

      Bowett's Law of International Institutions (Phillippe Sands et al. eds., 6th edition 2009)

      • Call Number- KZ4850 .S26 2009
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

      General Principles of Law: as Applied by International Courts and Tribunals, by Bin Cheng (1953)

      • Call Number- KZ3225 .C45 2006
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library FBLA

      General Principles of Law in the Decisions of International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, by Fabian Raimondo (2008)

      • Call Number- KZ6304 .R35 2008
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

      The Law of Nations: An Introduction to the International Law of Peace / J.L. Brierly (6th edition, 1963)

      • Call Number- KZ3225 .B7 1963a
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

      International Law: A Treatise / L. Oppenheim (2nd edition, 2012)

      • Call Number- KZ3264.A3 I58 1912
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

      Principles of Public International Law, by Ian Brownlie (8th edition, 2008)

      • Call Number- KZ3225 .B78 2008
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection
  3. International Government Organizations (IGOs)

    1. League of Nations
    2. Keeping the Covenant: American Internationalists and the League of Nations, 1920-1939, by Warren F. Kuel and Lynne Dunn


    3. United Nations

      1. United Nations Main Bodies
      2. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)


        General Assembly of the United Nations


        Secretariat


        UN Security Council

        • Public Access- United Nations, available at http://www.un.org/en/sc/ (including Resolutions from 1946-present, reports, news, and general background information).

      3. UN Documents and Finding Aids
      4. Official Document System


        United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBIS)


        United Nations Documentation: Research Guide


        United Nations Documents

      5. UN Secondary Sources
      6. Law and practice of the United Nations: Documents and Commentary, by Simon Chesterman et. al. (2nd edition, 2016)

        • Call Number- KZ4986 .C54 2016
        • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Reserve
    4. Regional International Government Organizations
    5. African Union


      Organization of American States


    6. Researching Other International Government Organizations
    7. International Organization List

  4. Tribunals

    1.  
    2. League of Nations
    3. Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ)

      Publications of the Permanent Court of International Justice (1922-1946)


      Permanent Court of International Justice Decisions (1922-1940)


    4. United Nations
    5. International Court of Justice (ICJ)

      Legal Information Management in a Global and Digital Age: Revolution and Tradition, by Claire M. Germain


      International Court of Justice Decisions


      International Court of Justice Website


      The Law and Practice of the International Court, 1920-2005 (4th edition, 2006)

      • Call Number- KZ6275 .R67 2006
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

    6. European Union
    7. Court of Justice of the European Union

      CURIA - Court of Justice of the European Union

      • Public Access- Court of Justice of the European Union, available at http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/j_6/ (Database includes "all documents published in the European Court Reports since 1954).

    8. Council of Europe
    9. European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

      HUDOC- European Court of Human Rights


    10. The Hague
    11. Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)

      Hague Justice Portal - Permanent Court of Arbitration Documents


      Permanent Court of Arbitration Cases


    12. Miscellaneous - Collected Reporters, Other International Courts and Tribunals
    13. International Criminal Court


      International Law Reports (1919-present) (including national and international cases in the original language and translated into English).

      • Call Number- KZ199 .I58
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

      International Judicial Monitor

      • Public Access- International Judicial Monitor, available at http://www.judicialmonitor.org/ (including commentary on cases of note, international justice profiles, and significant judicial developments in international law).

      International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea


      Oxford Reports on International Law (including international courts of general jurisdiction (e.g., International Court of Justice), international criminal law, and international human rights law cases).


      World Trade Organization, Dispute Settlement

  5. Supranational Bodies
  6. European Union

    1. European Union Organizations
    2. European Commission


      European Court of Auditors


      Council of the European Union


      European Parliament


    3. European Union Treaties & Documents
    4. Europa - official EU website (including legislative documents, treaties, and descriptions of the EU)


      European Union Legislation and Treaties


      Implementing Legislation - EUR-Lex Bibliographic Notice

      • Public Access- EUR-Lex, available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html?locale=en (EUR-Lex has the bibliographic notice section within Directives; this feature identifies the member state implementing legislation. Use N-Lex to find the law; see below in the Foreign Law section)

    5. European Union Secondary Sources
    6. A Guide to European Union Law, by P.S.R.F. Mathijsen (9th edition 2007)

      • Call Number- KJE947 .M38 2007
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

      European Union Law in a Nutshell, by Ralph Folsom (8th edition 2014)

      • Call Number- KJE949 .F55 2014
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Study Aids

      Wyatt and Dashwood's European Union Law, Alan Dashwood (6th edition 2011)

      • Call Number- KJE947 .W93 2011
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection
  7. Foreign Law
  8. Constitutions of the Countries of the World

    • Call Number- K 3157.A2 B58
    • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection - Multi-Volume

    Government Gazettes Online


    N-Lex - Gateway to European Union National Law


    WorldLII Databases


  9. International Law Finding Aids and Reference Material

    1. Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
    2. Dictionary of International and Comparative Law, by James R. Fox (2003)

      • Call Number- KZ1161 .F69 2003
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Reference

      Encyclopedia of Public International Law / Rudolf Bernhardt and Peter Macalister-Smith eds. (1992-2000)

      • Call Number- KZ1160 .E53 1992
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Reference - Multi-Volume

      Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law


      Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, by Clive Parry et. al. (3rd ed. 2009)

      • Call Number- KZ1161 .P37 2009
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library General Collection

    3. Databases
    4. Global Legal Information Network

      • Public Access- Law Libary of Congress, available at http://www.glinf.org/ (including "official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations").

    5. Indexes
    6. Current Index to Legal Periodicals


      Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals


      Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (ILP)


      Legal Journals Index (United Kingdom)


      Legal Resource Index (LRI)


    7. Research Guides

    8. Germain's Transnational Law Research: a Guide for Attorneys (1991-2006)

      • Call Number- K85 .G47
      • Location- St. Thomas University Law Library Reference

      GlobaLex

      • Public Access- Hauser Global Law School Program, New York University School of Law, available at http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/ (including several links to in-depth international, comparative, and foreign law research guides).

      Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations


      LLRX International Law Guides


      Research Guides, Bibliographies, and Finding Aids / Columbia Law School


      Selective List of Guides to Foreign Legal Research, by Silke Sahl