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International Courts and Tribunals

International courts and tribunals provide free access to at least some of their decisions via their websites.  Some courts provide live video links to court sessions and/or offer an archive of video recordings, as well as media realeases and other information about current cases.

  • International Court of Justice (ICJ)
    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The International Court of Justice acts as a world court. The Court has a dual jurisdiction : it decides, in accordance with international law, disputes of a legal nature that are submitted to it by States (jurisdiction in contentious cases); and it gives advisory opinions on legal questions at the request of the organs of the United Nations or specialized agencies authorized to make such a request (advisory jurisdiction). CASES: The ICJ maintains an archive on its website of all contentious cases and advisory proceedings going back to 1947, as well as a list of all pending cases before the court. Go to the left navigation panel and click on Pending Cases, Judgments etc.
  • WorldLII's International Courts & Tribunals Collection
    WorldLII's International Courts & Tribunals Collection of decisions is an alternative source to individual court & tribunal websites.
  • International Criminal Court
    The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.  The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system.  The Rome Statute entered into force on 1 July 2002 after ratification by 60 countries.
  • European Court of Human Rights
    The European Court of Human Rights is an international court set up in 1959. It rules on individual or State applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.The European Convention on Human Rights is an international treaty under which the member States of the Council of Europe promise to secure fundamental civil and political rights, not only to their own citizens but also to everyone within their jurisdiction. The Convention, which was signed on 4 November 1950 in Rome, entered into force in 1953.
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dispute Settlement
    This page is a gateway to material on: * Disputes in general, and how they are handled in the * WTO and its Dispute Settlement Body * Negotiations on the Dispute Settlement Understanding Individual dispute cases ie The disputes
  • World Courts: (free) Caselaw of International Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies includes full text (pdf or html) decisions from multiple international and regional courts, committees and tribunals such as the Permanent Court of International Justice, the War Crimes Section of the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the East African Court of Justice, the Caribbean Court of Justice and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. This is a very useful site as many of these collections of decisions are difficult to find elsewhere, and the collections can be searched together by eg: keyword.

International Case Law

Quick links to International Case Law

Case Citator

Find subsequent consideration of international law cases using the Oxford Law Citator from within the Oxford Reports on International Law.

Locate the case you want and then click on the Citator icon  Image of the Oxford Law Citator logo  in the left navigation panel, to find subsequent judicial consideration of the case.

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