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Guides, Portals & Reference Materials | Treaties | Trade, Commerce & Intellectual Property
Human Rights & International Criminal Law
Guides, Portals, and Reference Materials
- American Society of International Law (ASIL) e - RG Electronic Resource Guide.
- Basic strategies to find international legal materials in a variety of subjects.
- Audiovisual Library of International Law. Audio and video of historic materials relating to significant legal instruments under the auspices of the UN and related agencies since 1945; lectures on virtually every subject of international law and a research library.
- Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL). Primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law. From ASIL.
- Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and Handbook. State Department -- Links to the electronic editions of both publications.
- Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases. NYU Law - Over 20 topics including constitutions, environmental law, EU, and international law.
- International Legal Research: Useful Databases and Websites. Harvard Law - Links to news, research tools, foreign and international legal sources, and international organizations.
- Law Library of Congress Guide to Law Online: International and Multinational. Guides to multinational reference sources, online law reviews, treaties, and the OAS and UN. Excellent starting point for international & foreign research.
- Library of Congress Country Studies. Description and analysis of historical settings and social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions.
- OpenSource.gov. Registration required. Translations, reporting and analysis on foreign policy and national security issues from thousands of publications, television and radio stations, and Internet sources around the world.
- Project on International Courts and Tribunal. Excellent reference on the work of international courts and tribunals.
- Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History & Diplomacy. Yale Law Library - Historical documents from 4000 BC to the present.
- Council of Europe: European Treaties. Database of treaty texts, signatures, reservations, declarations, and explanatory reports.
- DOJ/OPDAT International Instruments. Broad coverage of a variety of international instruments.
- ENTRI: Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators. Status data for environmental treaties, treaty text and other related information.
- Multilaterals Project. Tufts University - Texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments.
- Senate Legislation: Treaties. Access to information on treaties received from the President, on the Executive Calendar, approved by the Senate, and other recent treaty status actions.
- Treaty Research Guide. Georgetown University Law Library.
- United Nations Documents (UNODS). Official document system of the UN covering all types of official documentation, including resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council.
- United States Income Tax Treaties - A to Z. All U.S. treaties, whether currently in force, expired, or not yet officially published.
- U.S. Treasury Resource Center. Recent Income Tax Treaties, Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) with accompanying public technical explanations, and the U.S. Model Income Tax Convention.
Trade, Commerce, and Intellectual Property
- Espacenet Patent search. European Patent Office - Published patent applications (most in PDF format) from over 70 different countries and regions, with information going back to the 1920s.
- European Union Directorate General of Competition. Contact information, annual reports, reports of annual activity and staff and structure information.
- EUROSTAT. European statistical database covering a variety of topics.
- Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA Global Trade Portal). The FITA Global Trade Portal is the source for international import export trade leads, events, and links to 8,000 international trade (export import) related websites.
- Foreign Trade Information System (OAS). Full text of trade agreements in force for OAS Member States, policy developments, information on national trade-related legislation, and links to international, regional and national sources of trade policy information.
- globalEDGE Resource Desk. Michigan State University - Collection of thousands of international business resources.
- Intellectual Property Offices Directory. Directory, by country, of National and Regional Intellectual Property Offices.
- International Trade Center. Database of legal information on international trade.
- World Trade Organization (WTO). Database contains WTO trade agreements, Trade and Annual Reports, Dispute Settlement Summaries, Tariff Data, Working Papers and Statistics.
Human Rights and International Criminal Law
- Human Rights and International Criminal Law Links. University of Kent - Freely available websites recommended as good starting points for legal research on human rights.
- Human Rights Library. University of Minnesota - Collection of more than sixty thousand core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and other primary international human rights instruments.
- International Criminal Court - Legal Tools Database. Core International Criminal Law reference sources, including treaties, cases, national legislation, and an application demonstrating how to approach criminal cases.
- UNODC Cybercrime Legislation Repository. National laws related to cybercrime for many countries.
- UNODC Sherloc Organized Crime Legislation. Contains four databases on transational organized crime: case law, legislation, competent national authorities, and an annotated bibliography.
- UNODC Tools and Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge (TRACK) Laws & Authorities. Contains laws, jurisprudence ,and information on anti-corruption authorities from over 175 states worldwide, indexed and searchable according to each provision of the UN Convention Against Corruption.
Contents updated July 2018