Updated Dec. 18, 2007; JF.
Along with treaties, international cases are some of the most important
documents of international law. The primary source of international cases
is the International Court of Justice, a part of the United Nations. Its
predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice, rendered
decisions from 1922-45. The current court started in 1945 and is based
in The Hague.
International Court of Justice
Decisions, Awards &
- International Court of Justice.
Includes full text of cases and pleadings since 1946 and the Court's current
Oral Arguments, Documents. KZ218.I58 at Classified Stacks
of Judgments, Advisory Opinions, and Orders, 1947-date. KZ214.I5 at
LexisNexis (only those cases appearing in International
of International Arbitral Awards, 1948-date. KZ200.R47 at Classified
- Yearbook. KZ6273.I58 at Classified Stacks
- World Court Digest,
1992-date. KZ1213.W67 1992 at Classified
- Digest of the Decisions of
the International Court of Justice, 1959-1975 = Repertoire des decisions
de la Cour internationale de justice, 1959-1975 = Handbuch der
Entscheidungen des Internationalen Gerichtshofs 1959-1975. KZ64.F66
Ser.A-1 v.6 at Classified Stacks
- Digest of the Decisions of
the International Court of Justice, 1976-1985 = Repertoire des decisions
de la Cour internationale de justice, 1976-1985. KZ64.F66 Ser.
A-1, v.7 at Classified Stacks
- International Law Reports. KZ199.I58 at Classified Stacks
A commercial publication that covers decisions
of a variety of courts including the International Court of Justice. See especially Consolidated Indexes.
- The International Court of Justice: Questions and
Answers about the Principal Judicial Organ of the United Nations.
KZ6275.I555 2000 at Classified Stacks
- The World Court: What It Is and
How It Works. KZ6275.R66 1995 at Classified Stacks
International Court of Justice Research Guide
For information about the European Court of Justice, see
the Gallagher guide on European Union Research.
For information about the European Court of Human Rights, see the Council of
Europe section of the Gallagher guide on Intergovernmental Organizations
For information about international trade dispute settlements, see Marci Hoffman,
Revised Guide to International Trade Law Sources on the Internet
(includes links to sites with NAFTA, GATT, and WTO dispute settlements).
selected reprinted cases from other international courts and tribunals, see
Global Community: Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence.
KZ21.G58 at Classified Stacks
For information about foreign domestic constitutional court decisions, see:
- Leading Cases, 2002-date. KJC4444.52.B85 L433 at Classified Stacks
- Bulletin on Constitutional Case-Law. Basic texts, 1995-date.
KJC4444.52.B852 at Classified Stacks
- Bulletin on Constitutional Case-Law, 1993-date. KJC4444.52.B85 at
For information about specific national courts, arbitral tribunals, or other regional courts, see: