Researching International Law

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  • Annette's METASEARCH of Open Access Law Journals from Canada, US, UK and Europe.
  • WestlawNext Canada* - Includes a very comprehensive collection of international law journals. Choose International Tab - International Materials - World Journals from the right menu.
  • Quicklaw* - "International Law Review Articles, Combined". Law Users Only.
  • HeinOnline - Campus users. Excellent historical collection. Scanned journals.
  • Kluwer Law International Journal Library - Via Heinonline. International law and EU.

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  • Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals (Intersentia) - "Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals provides you with the full text of the most important decisions, including concurring, separate and dissenting opinions. Distinguished experts in the field of international criminal law have commented the most important decisions of the ICTY, ICTR, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, The International Criminal Tribunal for Timor-Leste and the ICC."
  • International Legal Materials - Via HeinOnline.
  • International Trade Reporter was cancelled in January of 2019.
  • Oxford Reports on International Law* - Access limited to Faculty of Law users only. Oxford Reports on International Law brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. Includes cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator. This set includes:
    • Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts - International law as applied in the domestic courts of around 70 jurisdictions.
    • Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction
      • CGJ covers all contentious and advisory cases from the International Court of Justice, Permanent
      • Court of International Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the Permanent Court of Arbitration
    • Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law. Includes:
      • International Criminal Court
      • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
      • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
      • Special Court for Sierra Leone
    • International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
    • Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law- international decisions on human rights from a variety of global and regional courts including Cases regarding the European Convention on Human Rights, UN human rights bodies, Decisions from the Inter-America system, Decisions under the African Charter on Human and People's Rights.
    • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
      • ICC International Court of Arbitration
      • London Court of International Arbitration
      • Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Permanent Court of Arbitration
      • Association of South East Asian Nations arbitral tribunal
    • Oxford Law Citator

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Generating Keywords

  • “international criminal law”
  • “international criminal court”
  • “crime of aggression”
  • “individual responsibility”

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  • jurisdiction
  • process or procedure
  • evidence
  • investigation
  • sentencing or punishment
  • Africa or “global south”
  • legitimacy

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Journals

Canada

  • Quicklaw – Law Reviews & Journals
  • Westlaw – Articles and Newsletters
  • Hein Online (provides page numbers)

Other Jurisdictions

  • Westlaw – WORLD-JLR (International Tab – International Materials)
  • Hein Online

Specialized Journals

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Governance Documents

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Common Trade-Related Treaty Citations

  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, 30 October 1947, 58 UNTS 187 (entered into force 1 January 1948).
  • Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. Annex 1A: Multilateral Agreements on Trade in Goods. Marrakesh Protocol to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, 15 April 1994, 1867 UNTS 187, 33 ILM 1165, (entered into force 1 January 1995, ratification by Canada 30 December 1994).
  • Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. Annex 1B: General Agreement on Trade in Services, 15 April 1994, 1869 UNTS 183 (entered into force 1 January 1995, ratification by Canada 30 December 1994).
  • Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. Annex 1C: Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, 5 April 1994, 1869 UNTS 299 (entered into force 1 January 1995, ratification by Canada 30 December 1994). Unamended version.
  • Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. Annex 2 Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, 15 April 1994, 1869 UNTS 401 (entered into force 1 January 1995, ratification by Canada 30 December 1994).
Note that some of these annexes were published in 33 International Legal Materials (1994), and some were not. For a full list of annexes and agreements and whether or not they were reproduced in I.L.M., please see the contents page at 33 I.L.M. 1141 and 1142. Be sure to include the name of the actual annex or agreement, as well as the main agreement to which it is appended. Also provide a full citation to the actual page in I.L.M. where it was published.

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Common Treaty Citations

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 December 1948, 43 AJILS 127. UNGAOR 3rd Sess. UN Doc A/811. (Adopted by the UNGA 10 December 1948).
  • Statute of the International Court of Justice, 26 June 1945, Can TS 1945 No 7 (entered into force 24 October 1945).
  • Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, 23 May 1969, 1155 UNTS 331 (entered into force 27 January 1980, accession by Canada 27 January 1980).
  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, 09 May 1992, 1771 UNTS 107 (entered into force 21 March 1994, ratified by Canada 4 December 1992).

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Updated: November 3, 2021 AD