Note that the United States is not a party to all of these agreements even though it has acceded to the ICCPR. You can check the ratification and accession status of each nation to each agreement at the Core Instruments Status link below.
International Tribunal of the Law of the SeaThe International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention.
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Decisions of International Tribunals
International Court of JusticeThe Court has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (contentious cases) and to give advisory opinions (advisory procedures) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.
International Criminal CourtThe International Criminal Court (ICC) investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.
International Criminal Tribunal for RwandaThe United Nations Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to prosecute persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda and neighboring States, between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994..
The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal TribunalsThe International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals ("Mechanism") is mandated to perform a number of essential functions previously carried out by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”).
EISILFrom the American International Law Society, this database provides access to international treaties arranged by topic. Useful websites as well as some secondary inforamtion is also available.
HeinOnline International and Non-U.S. Law JournalsHein has created a database of journals dedicated to either international law or legal issues that affect other nations. I recommend using the title search feature under Advance Searching. You can type one or two key words and Hein will search for those words in the title of the article.
International Court of JusticeOnline site of the judicial branch of the UN, this site has access to many court documents filed by countires looking for resolution through the Unted Nations. Final decisions or opinions included as well.
Legal Information InstituteCreated at Cornell University, this portal links to international information such as international organizations and treaties.
UNBISNETThe online catalog for U.N. Documents is a vast resource of United Nations documents retrievable from the same site. There is a no access period for 1 hour nightly.
United Nations Treaty SeriesU.N. website contains the United Nations Trreaty Series. Use this site to find U.N. treaties or to find PDF documents of treaties you find elsewhere. It also posts the signatoires to the treaty and their reservations.
World Treaty LibrarySearch a comprehensive treaty index by keywords, title, parties, sign date or citation. Also included are hundreds of related treaty publications, scholarly articles chosen by our editors, and a bibliography of related publications.
International Court of Justice and PCIJDecides disputes of a legal nature that are submitted to it by States and gives advisory opinions on legal questions at the request of the organs of the United Nations.
e-RGThe Electronic Resource Guide from the American Society of International Law links to a vareity of guides ranging from the European Union to the United Nations to specific substantive areas such a human rights and commercial arbitration. Each guide is a pdf document with links to resources helpful to your research needs.
U.N Documents Research GuideThe UN Documentation Research Guide presents an overview of selected UN documents, publications, databases and websites
Introduction to TRIPS - PatentThis lesson is an introduction to patent issues under TRIPS, an important international agreement that impacts the national patent laws of all member countries of the World Trade Organization.
UN GlossaryDefines legal terms for treaties and other UN documents.