Law Research Guides: International Moot Court

 General Resources

The Encyclopedia has over 1000 articles that provide in-depth commentary on public international and comparative law. Encyclopedia articles are fully searchable or browseable using the list of subject or index terms. Content can also be browsed by case name, treaty, geographic area, name of conflict and more. Oxford Law Citator symbol provides links to related case decisions (when available in Oxford Reports on International Law and other parts of the Encyclopedia.

This is a fully searchable database of selected cases in public international law from domestic courts and courts of general jurisdiction around the world. Courts of General Jurisdiction include ICJ, PICJ, PCA and ITLOS. Cases appear in their original language but key passages have been translated into English and all cases have searchable headnotes in English. Also includes commentary on the legal issues in the case and historical and legal context. The Oxford Law Citator links related content available on the service, updates the case and provides additional bibliographic references to outside sources. The components of the service available through this subscription are: Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts and Oxford Reports on International Law in Courts of General Jurisdiction (ICJ, PICJ, PCA and ITLOS), and International Human Rights Law.

Books

  • Library Catalog
  • Oxford Scholarship Online (thru Richter) full text treatises published by Oxford. 
  • Proquest Ebook Central (thru Richter) e-books full text of treatises
  • Mary Ann Glendon, et al., Comparative Legal Traditions: Text, Materials and Cases on Western Law, 3d
  • Mary Ann Glendon, Comparative Legal Traditions in a Nutshell, 3d ed
  • Claire Germain, Germain's Transnational Law Research: a guide for attorneys
  • Marci Hoffman and Mary Rumsey International and Foreign Legal Research: a Coursebook
  • Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia
  • John Henry Merryman, The Civil Law Tradition: An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America

Journals

Treaties 

 Foreign Laws

Research Guides to Get You Started

News

Abbreviations

Citations 

Dictionary 

Legal Systems

Country Reports

 IGOs

United Nations

The Official Document System (ODS) has full-text, born-digital UN documents published from 1993 onward, including documents of the Security Council, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and their subsidiaries, as well as administrative issuances and other documents. 
The database also includes scanned documents published between 1946 and 1993, including all resolutions of the principal organs, all documents of the Security Council and the General Assembly Official Records. Documents are available in the official languages of the UN; some documents are also available in German. 

This collection contains exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the League of Nations Treaty Series, the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements, UNCITRAL Publications, UNIDIR Publications, the United Nations Legislative Series and much more. Finding Aids and additional features make it easy to pull up a UN Treaty by entering a UNTS Citation, search for a UN Treaty, and link to law review articles that cite a UN Treaty. 

Organization of American States

Through this website you will find the most important documents of the Organization of American States (OAS), including its founding Charter and the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Along with these essential documents, this section also provides links to other key reference material, such as annual reports of the Secretary General, OAS resolutions, agreements, and treaties.

European Union

  • Europa Official website of the European provides access to official documents, publications, statistics, open data and more resources
  • EUR-Lex
    EUR-Lex provides access, in the 24 official EU languages, to the authentic Official Journal of the European Union, EU law (EU treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, consolidated legislation, etc.), preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers, etc.), EU case-law (judgments, orders, etc.), international agreements, EFTA documents, summaries of EU legislation, which put legal acts into a policy context, explained in plain language and other public documents. The database is updated daily with some texts dating back to 1951. EU case law consists of case law from the from the EU Court of Justice, with 1) Judgments and orders including: cases brought by EU institutions, Member States, corporate bodies or individuals against an EU institution or the European Central Bank, cases brought against EU Member States for failing to fulfil their obligations under the EU treaties, national courts' requests for preliminary rulings concerning the validity or interpretation of EU law, and disputes between the EU and its staff, 2) Opinions and views of Advocates General, and 3) Opinions of the Court on draft agreements between the EU and non-EU countries or international organizations

Council of Europe

  • Council of Europe Treaty Office
    The text of all Council of Europe treaties, their explanatory reports, the status of signatures and ratifications, the declarations and reservations made by States, as well as the notifications issued by the Treaty Office since 2005, are available on this website. 

 Tribunals

International Court of Justice

  • International Court of Justice Official Website
  • Documents of the ICJ: Links to the Statute of the Court, Rules of Court, and other documents relating to procedure before the Court. 
  • Case Database of the ICJ
    The Court has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.  This database contains orders, opinions, filings and transcripts from these proceedings.
  • Lexis provides access to ICJ Filings, ICJ Advisory Opinions and ICJ Judgments
  • Westlaw provides access to ICJ orders, judgments and advisory opinions with coverage from 1947-2005, with selected coverage after that date.

European Court of Justice

  • European Court of Human Rights official website
  • European Court of Human Rights HUDOC database
    All the Court’s judgments and a large selection of decisions, items of information on communicated cases, consultative opinions, press releases, legal summaries and Commission decisions and reports are published in the HUDOC database.

 Human Rights

 Arbitration Resources

Kluwer Arbitration  
This database provides the most extensive collection of treaties, national legislation, judicial opinions and arbitral awards from around the world in the field of international commercial arbitration. It also includes leading Kluwer treatises on international arbitration, articles and primary documents.  Practitioner tools allow users to create "smart charts" comparing national legislation across specified jurisdictions or arbitral rules from one institution to another.

ICC Dispute Resolution Library 
This resource contains ICC dispute resolution awards, the Rules since 1922, the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin since 1990, the Court of Arbitration statistical reports since 1997, all Commission on Arbitration reports, all ICC publications including the Enforcement Guide and Institute of World Business Law Dossiers, and more. Password for Law School Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Westlaw  
Westlaw provides a number of international arbitration materials, including awards, rules, conventions, legislation, model laws, model clauses, practice guides, and secondary sources.  These materials can be accessed either using the link above or by typing “international arbitration materials” in the search box on the main Westlaw launch page, and choosing the suggested link when it appears.  In addition, Westlaw provides access to another product, Practical Law that provides practitioner oriented content.   Practical Law maintains a collection focused on International Arbitration that contains practice notes, expert commentary, checklists, standard documents and clauses, toolkits, and legal updates.   These materials can be filtered by topic, resource type, and country.

NewYorkConvention.org
Provides access to information regarding the New York Convention in general, its history, its interpretation and application by the courts, a bibliography, and other relevant matters such as a "draft" for a revised Convention.

New York Convention Guide
This website was created to host information on the implementation of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, signed in New York on 10 June 1958, with a view of promoting its uniform and effective application throughout the world. The website provides access to the case-law from a number of jurisdictions on the application of the Convention by domestic courts as well as information on the ratification of the Convention by selected States. This website was developed by Shearman & Sterling and Columbia Law School, in cooperation with UNCITRAL.

TDM - Transnational Dispute Management 
This online service is a portal for news, insight and discussion of new developments in global transnational dispute management. Topics include international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, mediation, negotiation and conflict avoidance. The service consists of the TDM Journal plus selected articles from other journals since 2004. There is also a growing collection of investment awards, laws, regulations and other sources of law. OGEMID (oil gas energy infrastructure and investment disputes) is an internet-based intelligence service and discussion group. The OGEMID archive is searchable on TDM.

Foreign Law Guide 
This database is a comprehensive guide to the sources of law and legal systems of most countries, along with titles and links to primary and secondary sources.  The Guide also has a subject listing which provides laws, and English translations, if available, for each subject.  Once in the guide, choose the “Laws by Subject” tab, and select “Arbitration and Mediation”.  You can then choose your target jurisdiction. 

International Institute for the Unification of Private Law UNIDROIT
UNIDROIT website provide access to conventions, explanatory and preparatory texts.

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law UNCITRAL
Website provides access to relevant treaties, case law, GA resolutions, and other relevant documents.

Investor State Materials

Investor State Law Guide 
Investor State Law Guide is an online database designed for researching investment treaty law. Research tools such as the Subject Navigator, Treaty Article Citator, Jurisprudence Citator and Full Text Search take you directly to where specific issues and sub-issues are dealt with by tribunals in decisions and awards. Terms and Phrases allows you to find decisions and awards defining or discussing the law related to terms in treaties or commonly used in investment law. The full-text of treaties and arbitral rules are also included. To access the database, click on the Log In button in the top right of the screen. Does not work with Google Chrome.

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) IIA Databases

International Investment Agreements Navigator  http://investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org/IIA/IiasByCountry
The IIA Navigator is a free International Investment Agreements database. It contains more than 3,400 treaties and model agreements, and allows for advanced searches by type of agreement, geographical region, country grouping, treaty status, full text, and treaty language.  This Database is primarily built on information provided by governments on a voluntary basis. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of its content, UNCTAD assumes no responsibility for eventual errors or omissions in these data. In the event of doubt regarding the content of the Database, it is suggested that you contact the relevant government department of the State(s) concerned.

Investment Settlement Dispute Navigator  http://investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org/isds
The Investment Dispute Settlement Navigator is a comprehensive and regularly updated collection of treaty-based international arbitrations between investors and States. It contains essential information about each case and offers many user-friendly tools for searching and filtering the data.

Journals

Arbitration International
ICSID Review

 Tax Resources

IBFD Tax Research Platform - International tax treaties and country by country analysis and comparisons of tax laws for most jurisdictions of the world. Also includes case law on tax treaties, and EU direct taxation cases. Includes the following journals: Bulletin for International Taxation, European Taxation, World Tax Journal and Derivatives and Financial Instruments.

BNA Tax and Accounting Center - particularly the International Tax Management Portfolios, and journals such as the International Tax Monitor. (Also accessible through Bloomberg Law.)  

Checkpoint is a comprehensive tax research system including International products. It also includes international tax treaties,WG & L journals and journal previews.  Tax and Commercial Laws of the World includes English translations of foreign Income and Corporate Tax Law, Commercial Codes and selected other laws affecting financial transactions. (Link sometimes does not work with Chrome browser).

*Tax Notes from Tax Analysts - includes Worldwide Tax Daily, Worldwide Tax Treaties and the Federal Research Tax Library. Law School faculty, students and staff can register for online delivery of any or all of the daily newsletters to their law school e-mail address Tax Notes includes a searchable archive back to 1987 and Tax Treaties going back to 1828.  

 

 

 

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