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International Legal Sources

Treaties, Court Decisions, International Law Resources.

International Court of Justice

The ICJ, or World Court, is the most important adjudicative body dealing with issues of international law. This site provides access to the Court’s decisions, as well as case pleadings and court rules.

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European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice is the highest court of the European Union.  This body, along with the General Court, interprets and applies the provisions of European Union law.

Link directly to the English language version of the site.

European Court of Human Rights

Associated with the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights interprets and applies the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights.

 

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights decides cases brought under the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights. It is affiliated with the Organization of American States.

Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT)

PICT's website provides background information on and links to all of the international courts and tribunals currently active today. Its coverage includes major international adjudicative bodies such as the International Court of Justice, as well as regional courts, criminal courts, and arbitral tribunals.