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CIL Database of ASEAN and International Law Documents
More than 490 selected ASEAN documents and 290 international law documents are contained in this database maintained by the Centre for International Law (Singapore).
Collaborative effort between the Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law and Pace Law Library. The database contains over 10 000 bibliographic citations, 2 900 cases and 1 600 full texts of commentaries, monographs and books on the CISG and related subjects.
Resources and tools focusing on international, foreign and comparative law research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program, NYU School of Law.
Features activities of the United Nations in the field of international law.
Law by Source: Global
The Legal Information Institute's (Cornell Law School) excellent collection of Internet-accessible sources of constitutions, statutes, judicial opinions and related legal material from around the globe. Cornell University Law Library has also published an annotated Foreign and International Law Guide.
Focuses on international commercial law sources. Maintained by Ralph Amissah and hosted by The Law Faculty of the University of Oslo, Norway.
Union of International Assocations
Contains links to international organisations selected from the Yearbook of International Organizations.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Homepage of the APEC Secretariat. Information about the organisation and free access to selected APEC publications, including documents and reports.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Maintained by the ASEAN Secretariat. Useful information at this site includes agreements signed at ASEAN Summits, treaties and various other political documents.
Portal of the European Union. Information on policies administered by the EU as well as access to websites of EU institutions including the
- Council of the European Union
- Court of Justice of the European Communities (CVRIA)
- European Ombudsman
- European Commission and
- European Parliament (EUROPARL).
EUR-Lex is the portal to European Union Law. This system contains the Official Journal of the European Union as well as EU treaties, legislation and case law.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Access to official NATO texts, including the basic texts of the Alliance and NATO standardisation agreements.
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
The legal texts and various other publications of EFTA are made available by the Secretariat.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Contains ICC policy statements, codes, rules and model contracts as well as information on the ICC arbitration. The ICC Dispute Resolution Library is a subscription service provided by the ICC International Court of Arbitration, but it does contain open access resources.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
The official webiste of the ICJ contains full texts of contentious cases and advisory proceedings (1947-), as well as basic documents governing the administration of the Court. Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the ICJ are also made available by the Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations.
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Transcripts and court records of recent cases before the ICC. For in-depth information on the court, particularly on its establishment, see the website of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court .
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Full texts of international labour standards and ILO official reports.
International Law Commission (ILC)
Reports of the ILC, and conventions relating to the work of the Commission.
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
IMO conventions and status thereto as well as IMO circulars.
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Proceedings and judgments of the Tribunal, and conventions relating to the Law of the Sea.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Documents including working papers, guidelines and best practices for areas under the OECD's purview are available here.
Database: NUS staff and students have access to the full range of OECD books, papers, and statistics in PDF, WEB and XML formats through OECDiLibrary.
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
Basic documents and treaties relating to the Court. Information provided on pending and a selection of past cases.
Comprehensive information on the work of the United Nations. Access to UN documents and publications. Contains a useful UN documentation research guide. Also see other UN web servers including the
- United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
UNCITRAL adopted texts, such as conventions and model laws, and their status. Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts (CLOUT) is also available here.
- United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Treaties and principles on international space law as well as reports of the organisation.
The World Bank
World Bank documents and reports.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Valuable resources include WIPO-administered treaties, the Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA) database, and information on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) system.
Treaties and conventions are published on the websites of most of the above organisations. More treaty indexes are listed below :
Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
Digital library of documents dating as far back as 4000 BCE. Developed and maintained by the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School.
Core International Human Rights Instruments
Texts, ratifications and reservations of the 10 core treaties. Published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Council of Europe: Treaty Office
Full texts of all conventions and agreements in the European Treaty Series (ETS) and Council of Europe Treaty Series (CETS). Published by the Council of Europe.
Searchable database of multilateral environmental treaties. Jointly operated by the FAO, IUCN and UNEP.
Hague Conference on Private International Law: Conventions
Multilateral treaties drawn up and adopted by the Hague Conference. Status charts and "old" (1902-1945) conventions are also available on this website.
International Trade Instruments, Treaties, Conventions, Model Laws, Rules. A Reverse Chronological List
Commercial law related list of treaties in Lex Mercatoria. Maintained by Ralph Amissah. Last updated in 2010.
Standards published by the International Labour Organization.
Useful resource by The Fletcher School, Tufts University containing the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments. Subject and chronological indexes as well as a full text search facility are available. Most of the texts date from 1945 or later, but the collection also includes historical texts. However, the project has been discontinued and the website is no longer updated.
Conventions drawn up by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and adopted at diplomatic conferences convened by member States of UNIDROIT. Click on "Instruments" on the left panel to activate the drop down menu for the full list of treaties.
United Nations Treaties and Principles Space Law
UNOOSA publishes full texts of the space treaties and principles as well as selected travaux preparatoires.
United Nations Treaty Collection
Access to the United Nations Treaty Series and Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General. Also includes publications like the Treaty Handbook and Final Clauses of Multilateral Treaties Handbook.
Content updated on 12 Feb 2015