The key global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Based around WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. Includes documentation, trade data and other resources.
Via the WTO site. Brings together documentation relevant to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (the only multilateral international trade law instrument prior to the establishment of the WTO in 1995). This is a work in process and archival documents are being progressively scanned and added to the database.
UNCITRAL is the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. Site provides links to UNCITAL texts, General Assembly resolutions and related documents, Commission documents, and case law via the CLOUT database (Case Law on UNCITRAL Texts).
Includes Dispute Settlement Commentary(DSC) and other trade law resources from the web, including trade law legal texts, other trade agreement texts (GATT, NAFTA), bilateral trade agreements, and other dispute settlement reports.
Includes specialist guides on Human Trafficking, International Criminal Law, Piracy, Terrorism and Transnational Crime. The Peace Palace Library serves the International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Hague Academy of International Law.
The ICLS was founded in Spring 1999 by students and young faculty members from various departments of Humboldt and the Free University of Berlin / Germany to advise the public, both academic and non-academic, of the current state of international criminal law and related areas. Includes information regarding ICLS projects, links to relevant documents and statutes and tribunals etc.
The International Criminal Court Forum is a legal journal and world-wide discussion forum on complex legal issues of importance facing the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The purpose of the Forum is to allow members of the legal community, governments, academics, and others to debate complex issues of international criminal law faced by the Office of the Prosecutor in the course of its work at the ICC.
From the International Committee of the Red Cross. Includes access to Geneva Conventions, information on the sources of international humanitarian law, a humanitarian law and policy blog and links to other relevant resources.
From the International Committee of the Red Cross. Includes information on international criminal jurisdiction, case studies on legal protection in conflict situations, treaties and customary law, law on weapons and other useful information.
The United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships. IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping.
Acts to facilitate the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in respect of the establishment of the outer limits of the continental shelf. Includes links to enabling documents, state party submissions and Commission recommendations.
An autonomous international organization established under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Includes legal instruments and links to other relevant publications.
UN database including deposits with the UN General-Secretary pusuant to the Law of the Sea Convention and information related to exclusive economic zones, the continental shelf, maritime claims, domestic legislation by country and other relevant resources.
Information System on International Labour Standards, from the International Labour Organization (ILO). By country, provides relevant national legislation, treaty ratification and reporting obligations, Comments of the Committee of Experts and other information.
Provides a country by country summary of the main elements of OSH / WHS legislation, including management and administration, employers’ duties and obligations, workers’ rights and duties, inspection and enforcement, and other matters.
Contains selected judicial decisions in which domestic and international courts have relied on international labour standards and other international legal instruments to resolve the cases brought before them. From the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization.
Tax Notes is a weekly online journal providing in-depth news, analysis and commentary on international taxation issues - including legislative, judicial, administrative and policy issues from over 180 countries.
ECOLex is run by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and UNEP (UN Environmental Programme). It contains full text environmental treaties, case law and relevant domestic legislation.
Commerical database focusing on recent developments in oil, gas, energy law, regulation, treaties, judicial and arbitral cases, voluntary guidelines, tax and contracting, including the oil, gas, energy geopolitics.
From the Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators website, through the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University. A search tool for locating environment based treaties.