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History of International Law

Thousands of titles relating to the history of international law, with specialization in subjects such as war and peace, law of the sea, international arbitration, The Hague conferences, and more.

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Hague Conference on Private International Law

The HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law – Conférence de La Haye de droit international privé) is an intergovernmental organization the mandate of which is “the progressive unification of the rules of private international law.”

International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946.

International Criminal Court

Tries individuals for genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression.

International Tribunal for Law of the Sea

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is an independent judicial body established by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Public International Law: A Beginner's Guide

This guide, from the Law Library of Congress, provides resources for public international law, including treaties, customary international law, principles of international law, writings of publicists, and judicial decisions.

United Nations

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. Currently made up of 193 Member States, the UN and its work are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.