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What is public international law?
"A body of legal rules that apply between sovereign states and other entities having international personality. Public international law, sometimes referred to as the `law of nations', differs from private international law which deals with the different municipal laws of different countries. Topics of public international law include: law of the sea; law of treaties; state jurisdiction; customary law; and the law of the (INT) Charter of the United Nations 1945. Through this body of law an attempt is made to clarify and codify the common interests of humanity. It is in practice identified and determined by its authoritative source: (INT) Statute of the International Court of Justice 1945 art 38."
Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary (Lexis Advance)
Official Documents of the UN
ODS is the UN's Official Document System.
International Law Commission
Use the Research Guide to locate documentation, reports, texts and instruments etc.
ASIL Electronic Resource Guide for International Law
This electronic resource guide, often called the ERG, has been published online by ASIL since 1997
International Law Research (GlobaLex)
Research guides for many international law topics
Foreign Law Research (GlobaLex)
Research guides written by experts in the field
This multilingual database, created by the EU institutions, contains case law, legislation, bills and a vast array of other information.
Audiovisual Library of International Law
Run by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs the Audiovisual Library aims to provide free, scholarly resources to students and practitioners around the world
United Nations Digital Library
Provides access to UN documents, maps, speeches, voting data and speeches.