Customary International Law, General Principles of Law, and Other Sources

Research Guides & Background Information

Background Information

Department of State

Research Guides & Background Information


Domestic Law Concerning a Country's International Obligations

Resolutions, Declarations, and Legislative Acts of Intergovernmental

IGO yearbooks


Judicial Decisions of
International Tribunals

Court Decisions of Individual Countries Concerning International Obligations

Scholarly Works

Review Questions

Judicial Decisions of International Tribunals

Probably the two best known international tribunals are the UN’s International Court of Justice and the Court of Justice of the European Communities . The United Nations and European Union sections of this tutorial explain in detail how to find cases from these courts.

Other international courts and tribunals which issue decisions include:

To find reports of cases from international tribunals in library catalogs, search under the name of the court as an author, or under the subject international law--cases.