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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the judicial organ of the United Nations. Only states (nations) may submit disputes as parties to the ICJ. The court also issues advisory opinions for United Nations organizations and agencies. The ICJ is based in The Hague, with 15 judges from different states.
The European Union Court of Justice issues judgments and order interpreting the E.U. treaties and legislation. Cases can be brought by E.U. institutions, member states, and individuals against E.U. institutions; against E.U. member states for failing to fulfill their treaty obligations; and by national courts requesting preliminary rulings on the validity or interpretations of E.U. law. The General Court hears administrative disputes and competition cases.
Documents from the Court of Justice can be found in:
Decisions of member state national courts on EU law can be searched in the Dec.Nat database.
The European Court of Human Rights is the judicial body of the Council of Europe, with 47 member states. It interprets the articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Materials can be found at:
Caselaw of international tribunals, courts and other international law jurisprudence may be found in United Nations yearbooks and other international law yearbooks. The UN Juridical Yearbook includes decisions of international and national courts related to the UN and its treaties, plus decisions of UN administrative tribunals.
The International Criminal Court has judgments and pending case information from the ICC.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has decisions, judgments, advisory opinions available in pdf and as Word documents. Most are available in English and Spanish, some in Portuguese or French.
Materials for the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda can be found in:
International Legal Materials (Hein Online, Westlaw, Lexis) reports judgments and orders of international courts and tribunals.
Oxford International Law Reports includes international court reports on human rights and international criminal law and a citator for finding related cases and secondary source materials.
The Library of Congress’ Global Legal Monitor includes news of international courts with links.
The International Justice Research Center has news and calendars of the international courts and human rights tribunals, with the reports and documents before the tribunals linked.
The Library of Congress International Tribunals Web Archive is a searchable archive of documents from international tribunals from relevant websites including Human Rights Watch, the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library, and the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.
The Nuremberg Trial Decisions
National court decisions on international law