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LAW 676C - International Humanitarian Law Clinic (Prof. Farley, Fall 2022)

International Courts

Oxford Reports on International Law provides full-text of decisions of international courts, domestic courts deciding issues of international law, and awards of arbitral bodies. Browse by subject areas including international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and use of force, war, peace, and neutrality. Browse by jurisdiction, both countries and courts. The database is also searchable, including within results.The Oxford Law Citator provides citations to documents and related citing cases and documents. 

Oxford International OrganizationsKey primary documents of international organizations with commentary. Includes judgments and rules of international courts.  Articles include links to journal articles and materials cited and the Oxford Law Citator

The website of the International Criminal Court includes decisions of the court and information on pending cases. The court's Legal Tools Database includes decisions of international criminal courts and tribunals and national courts on international criminal law and human rights, and national implementing legislation.

International Justice Resource Center: News, information, country fact sheets, and calendars on international courts and human rights treaty bodies. Includes categorized links to treaties and tribunals. Includes coverage of the International Criminal Court and Internationalized Criminal Tribunals. Search 50+ international courts and tribunals for caselaw. Results include lists of judgments and decisions by court, including the International Criminal Court, international criminal tribunals, and special courts and tribunals. 

International Crimes DatabaseA database on international crimes adjudicated by national, international, and internationalized courts, from the T.M.C. Asser Institut in The Hague. Includes news and new cases on the homepage. Background information on international courts and tribunals. Browse cases by name or category (genocide, terrorism), or use the advanced search with categories and terms. 

Materials for the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda can be found in:

  • International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Trials: Documents and calendar for ongoing cases and a caselaw database for the IRMCT, ICTR, and ICTY
  • Global War Crimes Tribunal Collection (KZ 1190 .G56 1997). Multi-volume set with cases, documents, and background information from the ICTR, ICTY, International Criminal Court, and Special Court for Sierra Leone. 
  • A Guide to International Criminal Tribunals and Their Basic Documents (KZ7230 .J36 2013)

International Legal Materials (Hein OnlineWestlawLexis) reports selected judgments and orders of international courts and tribunals.

International Criminal Law

The International Criminal Court's Legal Tools Database has ICC documents and legal instruments, decisions of international criminal courts and tribunals and of national courts on international criminal law and human rights, and national implementing legislation.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime: Treaties related to terrorism as well as crime and drug-related treaties, legal tools including model laws and treaties, a mutual legal assistance request writer tool, a human trafficking caselaw database, and a legal library with laws on drugs, trafficking, mutual legal assistance, and other criminal laws.

Treatises in the law library on international criminal law can be found by searching Emory Libraries Search by subjects including "international criminal law," "crimes against humanity," and "war crimes,"  or by browsing the 4th floor shelves in the K5000's and KZ7000's. Title include:

Criminal Law of Other Countries

Foreign Law Guide (subscription database): Entries by jurisdiction include legal history and descriptions of the country’s government and legal institutions, as well as sources for legal research. Find statutes listed by subject with citations, sometimes with links or with English translation sources. Subject headings include Crime & Punishment. Foreign Law Guide includes sources for primary law, including Criminal Codes. 

Bluebook Rules 20 and 21 and T2 are on citations to foreign and international law. The T2 tables on foreign jurisdictions are available free on the Electronic Bluebook. Entries for each country include links to internet sources for official legal publications.

Law Library of Congress Guide to Law Online: The guide for each country is arranged by branches of government and includes links to legislatures, gazettes, codes, courts, and ministries, as well as to legal research guides and background information sources for each country.

Legislationline (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights): Database of legislation and drafting tools for meeting international human rights standards. Includes criminal codes, constitutions, and related laws.  English translations are available for many documents. 

The SHERLOC database of the UNODC has caselaw, legislation, and bibliographies related to organized crime, terrorism, trafficking, and cybercrime.