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Research Guides

International Law Research Resources

A research guide to selected sources in public international law available at the Burns Law Library.


Article 38(1)(d) identifies judicial decisions of state and international courts as a subsidiary means for determining international law. In aggregate, such decisions assist in articulating and solidifying international legal norms.

Besides the decisions of the International Court of Justice and its predecessor the Permanent Court of International Justice, other ad hoc international tribunals have been convened over the years by compromis between parties to resolve disputes concerning particular questions of international law such as international boundaries, etc.

Guides to ICJ Practice and Procedure

Databases for ICJ Decisions

Decisions and Records of the ICJ

Digests of Decisions of the ICJ

Databases for Other International Court Decisions