This guide is intended for students and researchers studying public international law at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.
Use this guide to find out about sources and commentary for the laws and norms of international humanitarian law (the law relating to war (eg conduct and consequences), including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.
Navigate through this guide by clicking on the pertinent tab in the range you can see above this box (below the main title of this guide).
Separate Bodleian guides exist which may help you further in this and related studies.
IHL is sometimes also referred to as the Laws of War or Law of Armed Conflict
The first links (indicated by the information button) are for holders of an Oxford Single Sign On only.
The rest are on the free web.
Other pages of this guide will reveal more online resources - in both categories.
Treaties, law reports and journals are not arranged according to subject, but commentaries (textbooks etc) are grouped into subject areas.
These are the sections most likely to contain useful material:
|Human rights, refugees etc||Internat 570|
|War crimes, trials etc||Internat 580|
|War & armed conflict||Internat 750|
|Termination of war||Internat 760|
Some broad brush subject searches to use in SOLO:
Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Human rights monitors;
War (International law)
War -- Protection of civilians;
War crimes (International law)
SOLO searches may reveal that other Bodleian Libraries hold materials which would also support your research
The Bodleian Social Science Library holds the collection for the Department of Politics and International Relations.
It is in the building next door to the Bodleian Law Library
The Bodleian's History collections are held invarious buildings on the central Bodleian site: the Radcliffe Camera and the Old Bod. These are about 15 minute walk away from the Law Bod.
If you are researching a war in which the USA was involved, you may find a visit to the Vere Harmsworth Library useful. This is about a 20 minute walk away from the Law Bod.
If you are interested in the concept of the Just War, then the Bodleian Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library is in the Radcliffe Humanities Building about a 30 minute walk from the Law Bod.