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International law courts, cases & commentary: Home

Purpose of this guide

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 where to find the decisions of international courts, their procecure and commentary and analysis on their work in books and in online resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases.

International Law Courts, Cases, & Commentary

Key online resources requiring Oxford SSO

Reliabel sources of decisions of international courts on the free web

Bodleian Law Library Level 3

One floor up from the entrance level is where our current collection can be found. On the shelves there you will find

Law Reports and Digests

with shelf marks beginning ​Internat 100 - Internat 200 or  Private Int 100

Law Journals - issues from 2000 onwards only

with shelf marks beginning ​Internat 300 or  Private Int 300

Internat 500 -
Private Int 510

Ground Floor 
journal issues 1999 & earlier
superseded editions of monographs (indicated by "sec coll" at the end of the shelf mark)

The books on public international law are further subdivided into subject areas eg Internat 570 gathers together works on international human rights. In these sections you will find both texts which include discussion of leading international law cases and on the role, practice and procedure of the various courts. For more details click on the tab (above) Finding Commentary, or pick up a leaflet when you visit the LawBod.

Note: As public international law is studied in a number of courses at Oxford,  some Reading List monographs and textbooks will be held in the Reserve Collection on Floor 2.  When you search SOLO look out for the location "Law Library Reserve Collection" and shelf marks beginning KC  in the results. If you need to read a book held in this collection, please go to  Reserve Collection desk, armed with your University Card/Reader's Card, and ask for the book from the member of staff.