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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

Looking for a Reading List title?

 You may find that SOLO says the copy in the Bodleian Law Library is in a localtion called Law Reserve Collection. Public intternation law books in the Law Reserve have shelf marks beginning KC. The Reserve Collection is in a separate section of Level 2, the floor at which you enter the Law LIbrary.
The Enquiry Desk is also on Level 2 - please ask for directions if you have any difficulty using the library.


Principal collection of international law materials

The current collection is on Level 3, one floor above that at which you enter the law library. It is accessible by both stairs and a lift.
On Level 3 you will find

International law reports - shelfmarks Internat 100 to Internat 200 or Private Int 100

International law journals (issues from 2000 to date) - shelfmarks Internat 300 or  Private Int 300

Books  shelfmarks Internat 500  to Private Int 510 

There is further guidance on finding commentary on the Books page of this guide.


Note on open shelf on the Ground Floor 
You will find journal issues 1999 & earlier, and superseded editions of monographs (indicated by "sec coll" at the end of the shelf mark)