International Case-Law

International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice is the main judicial body of the United Nations. The main publication for ICJ case law is called:

Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions, and Orders KZ 210 .I6 or Online journal

The print version is the authorised version but it is a number of years in arrears due to the lengthy publishing process. Electronic versions of recent judgements are 'uncorrected' (electronic versions of older judgements will vary between being an electronic copy of the print 'authorised' text and the 'uncorrected' version).

Other Sources:

ICJ Website

Case-law is available from 1947 to present on this free, open access website.

Westlaw & Lexis Library

Case-law is available on both these subscription online services from 1947 to present. Direct links to these e-versions are available from the library catalogue. Click on the link above, and then click 'view the full text on Westlaw' or 'view the full text on Lexis Library'.

International Law Reports

ILR is a print publication which reproduces international case-law from a number of international courts and some selected important foreign domestic case-law.

Oxford Reports on International Law

Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) brings together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals.

Human Rights Committee

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law (part of Oxford Reports on International Law )

Includes reports of decisions from: European Court of Human Rights; Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights; African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights; UN Human Rights Committee; Committee Against Torture; Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.  

International Law Reports

ILR is a print publication which reproduces international case-law from a number of international courts and some selected important foreign domestic case-law.

Treaty Bodies Database

Part of the OHCHR website, this is a searchable database containing documents from all the treaty bodies. To find case-law (or restrict your search to case-law only) choose 'Jurisprudence' in the 'Type' field.

UN Official Documents System (ODS)

A searchable database of UN documents. To search case-law for a particular treaty body enter the committee abbreviation in the Document Symbol field e.g. CCPR, CAT, CRC, C.12 (CESCR), CERD, CMW, CEDAW, CRPD.

University of Minnesota: Human Rights Library

All Human Rights Committee case-law - full text.

Other Treaty Bodies

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law (part of Oxford Reports on International Law )

Includes reports of decisions from: European Court of Human Rights; Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights; African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights; UN Human Rights Committee; Committee Against Torture; Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

Treaty Bodies Database

Part of the OHCHR website, this is a searchable database containing documents from all the treaty bodies. To find case-law (or restrict your search to case-law only) choose 'Jurisprudence' in the 'Type' field.

UN Official Documents System (ODS)

A searchable database of UN documents. To search for case-law for a particular treaty body enter the committee abbreviation in the Document Symbol field e.g. CCPR, CAT, CRC, C.12 (CESCR), CERD, CMW, CEDAW, CRPD.

Annual Reports of the Treaty Bodies

Annual reports are available online on the Treaty Bodies Database and UN Official documents system above.

University of Minnesota: Human Rights Library

Contains case-law from all of the Treaty Bodies

International Criminal Court

In July 1998 in Rome, Member States of the United Nations adopted a treaty to establish a permanent international criminal court. The Court has a mandate to try individuals and to hold them accountable for crimes of concern to the international community i.e. genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and, eventually, the crime of aggression. The Court only has jurisdiction over crimes committed after 1 July 2002, when the Statute entered into force.

Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law (part of Oxford Reports on International Law)

Includes reports of cases from: International Criminal Court (ICC); International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY); International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR); Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL); Iraqi Special Tribunal; Extraordinary Chambers for Cambodia

International Criminal Tribunals

Annotated leading cases of international criminal tribunals / André Klip and Göran Sluiter (eds.) KZ 6310.A6
International Law Reports

ILR is a print publication which reproduces international case-law from a number of international courts and some important selected foreign domestic case-law.

Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law (part of Oxford Reports on International Law)

Includes reports of cases from: ICC; ICTY; ICTR; SCSL; IST; and ECC

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

The ICTY is a body of the United Nations (UN) established to prosecute serious crimes committed during the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

Westlaw

To access ICTY on Westlaw go to Westlaw internatinal under the services tab.

War Crimes Research Office Washington College of Law - ICTY Summaries

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Created in 1994 by United Nations Security Council for the prosecution of offenses committed in Rwanda.

Westlaw

To access the ICTR on Westlaw go to Westlaw internatinal under the services tab.

War Crimes Research Office, Washington College of Law - ICTR Summaries

Other Tribunals

Special Court for Sierra Leone website
International Military Tribunal for Germany

Part of the Avalon Project: Documents in Law, Diplomacy and History based at Yale Law School.

European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights is the judicial institution that supports the European Convention on Human Rights and is part of the Council of Europe.

The official printed version of reports:

  • Publications of the European Court of Human Rights Series A, Judgments and Decisions (ECHR A) JC 599.E7
  • Publications of the European Court of Human Rights Series B, Pleadings, Oral Arguments, and Documents (ECHR B) JC 599.E7
  • Decisions and Reports of the European Committee on Human Rights (D & R) JC 599.E7.

Have merged to form:

  • Reports of judgments and decisions (Report)/ European Court of Human Rights JC 599.E7
HUDOC http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/

Is the official database for The European Court of Human Rights documentation and it holds: Decisions, Judgments and Advisory Opinions of the Court; Reports of the European Commission of Human Rights (up to 31st October 1999); and Resolutions of the Committee of Ministers.

European Human Rights Reports (EHRR) JC 599.E7 and Online journal

The European Human Rights Reports are a commercial version of reports of the European Court of Human Rights and are published by Sweet & Maxwell. The reports are available in The Library in print or electronic format (see links above). The electronic version is available on the database Westlaw, for a direct link to the EHRR file on Westlaw, click the 'Online journal' link above, and then click 'view the full text on ...'.

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law (part of Oxford Reports on International Law )

Includes reports of decisions from: European Court of Human Rights; Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights; African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights; UN Human Rights Committee; Committee Against Torture; Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.  

International Law Reports

ILR is a print publication which reproduces international case-law from a number of international courts and some selected important foreign domestic case-law.

European Committee of Social Rights

The mission of the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) is to with the provisions of the European Social Charter.

Collective complaints

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law (part of Oxford Reports on International Law )

Includes reports of decisions from: European Court of Human Rights; Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights; African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights; UN Human Rights Committee; Committee Against Torture; Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

International Law Reports

ILR is a publication & database which reproduces international case-law from a number of international courts and some selected important foreign domestic case-law.

Communications (or cases) from the Inter-American Commission are reported in the annual report. The annual report can be found at the following sites:
Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission

Part of the official site of the Commission, this site contains the annual reports from 1971 onwards (1971-1990 in Spanish only)

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Contains the Commission's Annual Reports from 1991 onwards.

Inter-American Human Rights Database

Contains the Annual Reports from 1971 onwards.

Other sources:

Inter-American Yearbook on Human Rights

An annual publication which contains publications and reports from the Inter-American system. Vol.1 covers the Commission and Vol.2 covers the Court.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

International Law Reports

ILR is a print publication which reproduces international case-law from a number of international courts and some selected important foreign domestic case-law.

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law (part of Oxford Reports on International Law )

Includes reports of decisions from: European Court of Human Rights; Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights; African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights; UN Human Rights Committee; Committee Against Torture; Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Website

Contains: Decisions and Judgements; Advisory Opinions; Provisional Measures; Compliance with Judgments; and can be browsed by country.

University of Minnesota Human Rights Library: Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Inter-American Yearbook on Human Rights

An annual publication which contains publications and reports from the Inter-American system. Vol.1 covers the Commission and Vol.2 covers the Court.

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Decisions and Views of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Provided by the University of Minnesota: Human Rights Library.

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law (part of Oxford Reports on International Law )

Includes reports of decisions from: European Court of Human Rights; Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights; African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights; UN Human Rights Committee; Committee Against Torture; Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.

Compendium of key human rights documents of the African Union / editors, Christof Heyns and Magnus Killander JC 599.A4A5 + Online book
Documents of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights / edited by Rachel Murray and Malcolm Evans JC 599.A4 + Online book


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