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Full text primary and secondary legal materials in all areas of law. The main focus is US law, but there is also substantial international coverage.


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International Law Timeline

Oxford University Press have created a history of international law, running from 1494 to the present. 


About this guide

Welcome to the Public International Law LibGuide! This guide provides you with a starting point for your research. It has information on

  • Finding Public International Law cases
  • Finding Public International Law legal commentary
  • Finding Treaties
  • Finding recommended readings
  • Researching your assignment
  • Referencing and citation assistance

Just click on the tabs at the top of the guide to view each page.


What is public international law?

Public international law is 'The legal system governing the relationships between countries; more modernly, the law of international relations, embracing not only countries but also such participants as international organizations and individuals (such as those who invoke their human rights or commit war crimes)'.

Thomson Reuters Westlaw, Black's Law Dictionary


New books!

Cover Art
The Function of Public International Law - Jan Anne Vos
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9789067048606
Publication Date: 2013-03-05

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Reflections on Global Law - Shavana Musa (Editor); Eefje de Volder (Editor)
Call Number: eBook
ISBN: 9789004260399
Publication Date: 2013-11-25

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Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law - James Crawford
Call Number: KZ3225.B76 A37 2012
ISBN: 9780199654178
Publication Date: 2012-11-25


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