Appendix A: Comprehensive Source List

This is a comprehensive list of the sources (in alphabetical order) cited throughout this Nutshell, including print sources, subscription databases, and freely available websites.

For access to subscription databases, check with a friendly reference librarian at your law library.

African Yearbook of International Law (1994-) , also available on HeinOnline, (subscription database).

Duncan Alford, European Union Legal Materials: An Infrequent User's Guide,

American Society of International Law, Guide to Electronic Sources for International Law,

American University Washington College of Law,

Amnesty International,

An Annotated Guide to Web Sites around the World (Harvard Law Library),

Maureen Ratynski Andersen, Where to Begin...When You Don't Know How to Start: Tips for Researching U.N. Legal Materials , 31 Int'l J. Legal Info . 264 (2003).

John G. Apple and Robert P. Deyling, A Primer on the Civil-Law System,$file/CivilLaw.pdf

ASIL Insights,


Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Australian Treaties Library,

Australian Treaty Series,

Australian Yearbook of International Law (1966-), also available on HeinOnline, (subscription database).

Auswartiges Amt,

Babel Fish,

bepress Legal Repository,

Rober C. Berring et al., How to Find the Law (9th ed. 1989).


BNA's Eastern Europe Reporter (1991-).

Boleslaw A. Boczek, International Law: A Dictionary (2005).

Ian Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law (6th ed. 2003).

Thomas Buergenthal & Sean D. Murphy, Public International Law in a Nutshell (4th ed. 2007).

Bulletin on Constitutional Case-Law (1993-), also available online via Codices Database,

William E. Butler, Russian Law (2nd ed. 2003).

Cambridge Journals Online, (subscription database).

Canada, Acts of Parliament, .

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations,

CCH Congressional Index (1938-).

Center for Migration and Development,

Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary (Bruno Simma ed., 2nd ed. 2002).

China Laws for Foreign Business, (subscription database).

Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA),

Commercial Laws of Europe (1978-).

Commercial Laws of the World (dates vary), also available online via RIA Worldwide Tax Law, (subscription database).

Comparative Law Blog,

Comparative Law in the 21st Century (Andrew Harding & Esin Örücü eds., 2002).

Benedetto Conforti , The Law and Practice of the United Nations (3rd rev. ed. 2005).

Constitution Finder (University of Richmond Law School),

Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany (2nd ed. 1997).

Constitutions of the Countries of the World ( Albert P. Blaustein & Gisbert H. Flanz eds., 1971-), also available online by subscription,

Contemporary Women's Issues, (subscription database).

Contents Pages from Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals (University of Texas School of Law Library),

Council of Europe, Treaty Office,

Council of the European Union,

Current Law Journal Content (Washington & Lee Law School),

Current Treaty Index (Igor I. Kavass & Adolf Sprudzs, eds., 1991-), available on HeinOnline, (subscription database).

CURIA (European Court of Justice),

Customary International Humanitarian Law (2005).

Customary International Law on the Use of Force: A Methodological Approach (2005).

Henry Saint Dahl, Dahl's Law Dictionary: French to English/English to French: An Annotated Legal Dictionary, Including Definitions From Codes, Case Law, Statutes, and Legal Writing = Dictionnaire Juridique Dahl (2nd ed. 2001), also available on LexisNexis.

Henry Saint Dahl, Dahl's Law Dictionary: Spanish-English/English-Spanish: An Annotated Legal Dictionary, Including Authoritative Definitions from Codes, Case Law, Statutes, and Legal Writing = Diccionario Juridico Dahl (4th ed. 2006), also available on LexisNexis.

Peter de Cruz, Comparative Law in a Changing World (3rd ed. 2005).

Digest of Commercial Laws of the World (N. Stephan Kinsella & Paul E. Comeaux, eds., 1998-).

Digest of United States Practice in International Law (1973-1980, 2001-), documents available at Digest of International Law,


Doing Business in Argentina (1998-).

Doing Business in Asia (1991-).

Doing Business in Mexico (1980-).

Early English Books Online, (subscription database).

East European Case Reporter of Constitutional Law (1994-).

Ebrary, (subscription database).

EconLit, (subscription database).

Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL),

Electronic Journal of Comparative Law,

Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law ( Jan M. Smits ed., 2006).

Exploring International Law,

International Organizations: Nongovernmental Organizations Research/Subject Guide (Emory Libraries) ,

Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations (1989-), also available electronically at (subscription database).

Encyclopedia of European Union Law (1996-).

Encyclopedia of Public International Law (1981-1990, 1992-).

Ethnic Newswatch, (subscription database)

EU Institutions and Other Bodies,


Europa Directory of International Organizations (1999-), also available electronically at (subscription database).

Europa (EU Portal),

European Court of Auditors,

European Court of Human Rights,

European Court of Justice,

European Economic and Social Committee,

European Journal of Legal Studies,

European Union, Council of the European Union (Council of Ministers),

European Union, European Commission,

European Union, European Parliament,

European Union: A to Z Index,

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia,


FirstSearch, (subscription database).

First Ten Years of the Korean Constitutional Court : 1988-1998 (2001).

Ralph Folsom, European Union Law in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2005).

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog,

Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Foreign and International Law Resources: An Annotated Guide to Web Sites Around the World,

Foreign Law Guide, (subscription database). The print version is called Thomas H. Reynolds & Arturo A. Flores , Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World (1989-). The print will be discontinued in favor of the electronic.

Nigel Foster, German Legal System & Laws (3rd ed. 2002).

James Fox, Dictionary of International and Comparative Law (3rd ed. 2003).

Frequently-Cited Treaties and Other International Instruments (University of Minnesota Law Library),

GenderWatch, (subscription database).

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Digital Library,

Georgetown University Law School,

Claire Germain, Germain's Transnational Law Research (1991-),
the French chapter available at

Germain's International Court of Justice Research Guide (Cornell University Law Library), .

German Law Archive,

German Law Journal,

H. Patrick Glen, Legal Traditions of the World (3rd ed. 2007). 

Mary Ann Glendon, Comparative Legal Traditions in a Changing World (2nd ed. 1999).


Global Legal Monitor,

L.M. Goodrich et al., Charter of the United Nations: Commentary and Documents (3rd ed. 1969).

Google Book Search,

Google Scholar,

The Gov Docs Guy,

Government Gazettes Online,

Grotian Moment: The International War Crimes Trial Blog,

Guide to International Legal Research (2002-).

Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations (2006),

Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress),

Guide to the United States Treaties in Force (Igor I. Kavass & Adolf Sprudzs eds., 1982-), available on Heinonline, (subscription database).

Hague Conventions on Private International Law,

Hague Justice Portal,

Wiltrud Harms, Selected U.N. Resources & Research Tools: Overview and Search Tips for Legal Research,

Trevor C. Hartley , The Foundations of European Community Law: An Introduction to the Constitutional and Administrative Law of the European Community (6th ed. 2007).

Harvard International Law Journal Digest,

Hauser Global Law School Program,

HeinOnline, Legal Classics: International Law, (subscription database).

HeinOnline, Treaties and Agreements Library, (subscription database).

Hein's United States Treaties and Other International Agreements Current Service [microfiche] (1990-), also available on HeinOnline, (subscription database).

Marci Hoffman, Researching Human Rights Law (Berkeley Law Library, University of California),

Human Rights Bloggers,

Human Rights Watch,

Human Rights Watch Podcasts,

Humanitarian Information Centres and Partners,

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) (1960-), also available at (subscription database).

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (ILP) (1908-), also available on LexisNexis, Westlaw, and at (subscription database).

ILO's NATLEX database,

Institute for Transnational Law,

inter alia,

Inter-American Court of Human Rights,

International Agencies and Information on the Web (University of Michigan),

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes,

International Commercial Arbitration in Asia (2006-).

International Constitutional Law Project,

International Court of Justice,

International Criminal Court,

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia,

International Economic Law and Policy Blog,

International Encyclopaedia of Laws (dates vary).

International Enforcement Law Reporter (1985-), also available online at

International Judicial Monitor,

International Justice Tribune, (subscription database).

International Labour Law Reports (1978-), also available on HeinOnline, (subscription database).

International Law,

International Law in Brief,

International Law in Domestic Courts, (subscription database).

International Law Observer,

International Law Reporter,

International Law Update (1995-), also available on LexisNexis.

International Law Reports (1919-), will be available electronically by subscription.

International Lawyer's Deskbook (2nd ed. 2003).

International Legal Research Tutorial,

International Organization for Migration,

International Organizations (Jan Klabbers ed., 2005).

International Organizations and Related Information (University of Michigan Documents Center),

International Organizations Website (Northwestern University),

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea,


Institute for Transnational Law (University of Texas at Austin Law School),

Internet Archive,

Introduction to Foreign Legal Systems (1994) .

Introduction to Turkish Law (Tugrul Ansay & Don Wallace, Jr. eds., 5th ed. 2005).

Investment Laws of the World (1972-) .

Mark W. Janis, An Introduction to International Law (4th ed. 2003).

Philip C. Jessup, Transnational Law (1956).

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive, (subscription database).

The Jurisdynamics Network,

Igor Kavass, World Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations (1991-)

Khmer Rouge Trial Task Force,

Lawlinks (University of Kent),

Law Professors Blogs,

League of Nations Treaty Series (1920-1946), also available by subscription through the United Nations Treaty Collection.

Legal History,

Legal Journals Index (LJI), no longer available in print, available on Westlaw and through Current Legal Information, (subscription database).

Legal Resource Index (LRI) (1980-), also available at LexisNexis, Westlaw, and as LegalTrac on the web (see next).

LegalTrac, (subscription database).


Sophie Lobey, History, Role and Activities of the Council of Europe: Facts, Figures and Information Sources,,

Peter Malanczuk , Akehurst's Modern Introduction to International Law (8th rev. ed. 2002).

Making of Modern Law, (subscription database).

Martindale Hubbell International Law Digest (1993-2006). The print version was replaced with a CD-Rom and is also available on LexisNexis.

P.S.R.F. Mathijsen, A Guide to European Union Law (9th ed. 2007).

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law,

Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (1998-).

Kent McKeever, Researching Public International Law (Columbia University Law Library),

Werner Menski, Comparative Law in a Global Context: The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa ( 2nd ed. 2006).

Migration Law Database (International Organization for Migration),

Million Book Project ,

Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia (1984-).

Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General (1982-), also available as part of UN Treaty Collection database.

MyILibrary, (subscription database).

NAFTA Claims,

NAFTA Secretariat,

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER),

Nations of the World (Library of Congress),

NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository,

AccessUN, (subscription database).

NGO Research Guide (Duke University Libraries),

Noble's International Guide to the Law Reports (2002).


Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),

Official Document System (ODS),

Open Content Alliance,

Opinio Juris,

L. Oppenheim, Oppenheim's International Law (Robert Jennings & Arthur Watts, eds., 9th ed. 1992).

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development,

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,

Edmund Jan Osmanczyk , The Encyclopedia of the United Nations and International Agreements (3rd ed. 2003).

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law ( Mathias Reimann & Reinhard Zimmermann eds., 2006).

Oxford's International Law in Domestic Courts, (subscription database).

Oxford Journals, (subscription database).

PAIS International, (subscription database).

Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (John P. Grant and J. Craig Barker eds., 2nd ed. 2004).

Permanent Court of Arbitration,

Permanent Court of International Justice,

Jonathan Pratter, À la Recherche des Travaux Préparatoires: An Approach to Researching the Drafting History of International Agreements,

Mary Miles Prince, Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations (5th ed. 2001).

Project Gutenberg,

Project MUSE, (subscription database).

Project on International Courts and Tribunals,

Donald Raistrick, Index to Legal Citations and Abbreviations (2nd ed.1993).

Refugee Caselaw (University of Michigan),

Restatement of the Law, Third, the Foreign Relations Law of the United States (1987, annual supplements), also available on LexisNexis and Westlaw.

Thomas H. Reynolds & Arturo A. Flores, Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World (1989-). The print will be discontinued in favor of the electronic version, Foreign Law Guide, (subscription database).

RIA Worldwide Tax Law, (subscription database).

Shabtai Rosenne, Practice and Methods of International Law (1984).

RSS Feeds for Legal Topics lists sources of legal contents,

RSS in Plain English,

Rudden and Wyatt's EU Treaties and Legislation ( 9th ed . 2004).

Silke Sahl, Researching Customary International Law,

Selected Judgments of the Supreme Court of Israel (1962-).

A Selective List of Guides to Foreign Legal Research (University of Columbia Law Library),

Senate Treaty Document Series (1981- ).

Malcolm Shaw, International Law (5th ed. 2003)

Shelton, Dinah L., "Soft Law", Handbook of International Law (2008), available at SSRN:

Social Science Research Network (SSRN),

Sources of International and Foreign Law in English,

Special Court for Sierra Leone,

State Practice Regarding State Immunities (2006).

Taxation in Latin America (1987-) .

Tax Laws of the World (dates vary), also available online via RIA Worldwide Tax Law, (subscription database).

Thomas: Treaties,

Trade Agreements (U.S. Trade Representative),

Trade Compliance Center,

Transnational Dispute Management, (subscription database).

Transnational Law Blog,

Treaties and International Agreements Online, (subscription database).

Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America , 1776-1949 (1968-1976).

Treaties and Other International Acts Series (T.I.A.S.) (1946-).

Treaties and Other International Agreements: The Role of the United States Senate: A Study , prepared for the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, S. Print 106-71, (2001),

Treaties in Force (TIF) (1950 -), and on HeinOnline.

Union of International Associations ,

U.N. Pulse: Connecting to U.N. Information,

United Nations ,

United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials ,

United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBISNET),

United Nations Documentation Centre,

United Nations Documentation: Research Guide,

United Nations, Economic and Social Council,

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,

United Nations, General Assembly,

The United Nations: Law and Practice (Franz Cede & Lilly Sucharipa-Behrmann eds., 2001).

United Nations, Secretariat,

United Nations, Security Council,

United Nations, Specialized Agencies and Other Programs,

United Nations Treaty Collection, (subscription database).

United Nations Treaty Series (1946-), also available online by subscription via the United Nations Treaty Collection,

United Nations, Trusteeship Council,

United States Bilateral Investment Treaties,

United States Department of State,

United States Department of State, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), Treaties and Agreements,

United State Department of State, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation (VCI), Treaties and Agreements,

United States Income Tax Treaties (Internal Revenue Service),,,id=96739,00.html

United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (U.S.T.) (1950-).

United States Treaty Index (Igor I. Kavass ed., 1991-).

University of Chicago Law School,

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections, Foreign Relations of the United States,

Jorge A. Vargas, Mexican Legal Dictionary and Desk Reference (2003).

Gerhard von Glahn & James Larry Taulbee, Law Among Nations: An Introduction to Public International Law (8th ed. 2007).

Alan Watson, Comparative Law: Law Reality and Society ( 2007).

West's Law and Commercial Dictionary in Five Languages: Definitions of the Legal and Commercial Terms and Phrases of American, English and Civil Law Jurisdictions (1985).

Christian L. Wiktor, Multilateral Treaty Calendar = Repertoire des Traites Multilateraux, 1648-1995 (1998).


World Law Legal Information Institute,

World Legal Systems,

WorldLII,, (subscription database).

World Trade Organization,

World Trade Organization, Dispute Settlement Gateway,

World Trade Organization Documents,

World Trade Organization, Documents Online,

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, (subscription database).

WTO and GATT Research (New York University School of Law Library)

Wyatt and Dashwood's European Union Law (5th ed. 2006).

Yale Law School Podcasts,

Yearbook of International Organizations (1967-), also available electronically via Union of International Associations, (subscription database).

Yearbook of the United Nations (1946/47-).

Kong Yuan, Recent Cases Relating to Arbitration in China , 2 Asian Int'l. Arb. J . 179 (2006).