International Cases

International Cases Updated Dec. 18, 2007; JF.

Overview

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 & Related Documents

  • International Court of Justice. Includes full text of cases and pleadings since 1946 and the Court's current docket.
  • Pleadings, Oral Arguments, Documents. KZ218.I58 at Classified Stacks
  • Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions, and Orders, 1947-date. KZ214.I5 at Classified Stacks
    Westlaw: INT-ICJ
    LexisNexis (only those cases appearing in International Legal Materials).
  • Reports of International Arbitral Awards, 1948-date. KZ200.R47 at Classified Stacks
  • Yearbook. KZ6273.I58 at Classified Stacks
  • World Court Digest, 1992-date. KZ1213.W67 1992 at Classified Stacks & online
  • 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.

General Information

  • 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
  • Germain´┐Żs International Court of Justice Research Guide

Other Courts

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 (IGO).

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).

For selected reprinted cases from other international courts and tribunals, see the periodical 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 Classified Stacks

For information about specific national courts, arbitral tribunals, or other regional courts, see: