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International law of the sea (ILOS): Home

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying the international law of the sea 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 international sea law, including ebooks, ejournals, and databases.

International law of the sea: quick start

Holders of an Oxford Single Sign On can use any of the links below: they should be good introductions/quick reference points. The last link is to  a resource available free to anyone with internet access.

The collection of current material - shelf marks starting Internat  - are on Level 3 of the Law Library.
There are both stairs & a lift to this floor, one above the entrance level.

  The material is arranged with according to type/form . Primary sources -  treaties & law reports - & commentary law journals (issues from 2000 onwards only) in one alphabetical by title run - bibliographies:dictionaries - and texts/monographs.

The collection of monographs is divided into subject areas - reflected in the next section of the shelf mark.

Books specifically on ILOS are shelved at Internat 630  then alphabetically by the first author/editor's surname.

Law Library: Reserve Collection

Core Reading List books are sometimes held in the Reserve Collection, which is on Level 2

Subject searches to try in SOLO start with the broadest  - Law of the sea - which will include general works with chapters with more specific focus on various topics of ILOS - to the more specific which may match your research interests more closely.

Some examples (by no means all!) are
Maritime law 
Economic zones (Law of the sea)  
Territorial waters 
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 December 10)
Continental shelf 
Contiguous zones (Law of the sea) 
Marine resources conservation 
Fishery law and legislation 

Related Bodleian guides