International law is in effect to help establish peace and justice worldwide. Existing laws hold entities accountable for their actions. Federal law rules over the entities within a particular nation. However, international law rules over the nations as a whole, on a global level. Two sectors of international law exist, The private sector governs interactions between people from more than one nation. The public sector handles the rights between nations themselves, as opposed to the people occupying them. International law employs judicial decisions and customary laws. Judicial decisions are determinations made by a court of law regarding the matter at hand in a particular case. Customary laws are decided upon while considering local and national customs. Implementation of international law is based on UN treaties, along with input from the International Law Commission, the International Court of Justice, the General Assembly and the Security Council.
International Law News
- Jurist Legal News: Legal news from a global perspective.
- FindLaw: International law news.
- Worldwide Legal Directories: An international legal news center.
- World Legal Information Institute: Free and independent access to worldwide law.
- Legal Research on International Law: A list of links to researching international law issues.
- Electronic Information System for International Law: A thorough research tool on all aspects of international law.
- Global Law Researching Tools: Intro to public international law research with links
- International Legal Research Tutorial: A tutorial on researching international law
- Syracuse University College of Law: International law metapage includes numerous links to law libraries, journals and other resources.
- Law and Policy Institutions Guide: Legal and legislative resource center for international law.
- Washington College of Law: Environmental law links, facts and discussions.
- Rutgers Law Library: A list of links regarding human rights and humanitarian law, as well as other links concerning international law.
- Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: International human rights law and related links
Immigration and Asylum
- Harvard Law School: Research Guides, links, books and databases on immigration and asylum law.
- Columbia University Law School: Resource guide for researching international intellectual property law.
- Fordham law School: Ancient history sourcebook on Roman law.
- Willamette University: Collective links concerning Terrorism in relation to international law.
- Terrorism and International Law: Documents and reports on terrorism and international humanitarian law
- Guide to International Trade Resources: Guide and list of links regarding trade law.
- Foreign Trade Information System: Links to trade agreements, developments and disciplines
- Stanford University: Treaties and International Agreements
International Organizations (IGOs)
- United Nations: An organization committed to maintaining international peace and security.
- Permanent Court of Arbitration: An intergovernmental organization providing a variety of dispute resolution services
- International Court of Justice: The principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
- International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: An independent judicial body in the field of the law of the sea.
("Legal information found on this page does not constitute legal advice.")