If you have ever tried to track down an elusive case from an international court or human rights tribunal, the best news this week may be the launch of the International Law Library, self-described as the "most comprehensive free-access international law library on the Internet." The International Law Library site contains links to over 25,000 decisions of international courts and tribunals and over 30,000 United Nations documents and other treaties and agreements. It is searchable across all types of documents and all collections.
Developed by the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLII), this digital library is updated regularly with new materials from legal information institutes around the world that are part of the World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII), and from other sources. It also features a citator that tracks where international cases, treaties and law journal articles have been cited, as well as links to other international law materials on the Internet. Anyone involved with international law study, research or source gathering should definitely check this out.
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