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  • Advanced Legal Research October 28, 2008 Marci Hoffman International & Foreign Law Librarian [email_address]
  • Overview
    • Definitions
      • Public International Law
      • Private International Law
      • Foreign Law
      • Comparative Law
    • Sources of Law
  • Public International Law
    • Governs the relationships between national governments, the relationships between intergovernmental organizations, and the relationships between national governments and intergovernmental organizations.
  • Private International Law
    • Governs the choice of law to apply when there are conflicts in the municipal law of different nations related to private transactions between those nations. Often known as conflict of laws .
    • Topics include contracts, marriage and divorce, jurisdiction, recognition of judgments, child adoption and abduction.
  • Foreign Law
    • Defines the role of governments to the people they govern and controls relationships between people. It may regulate foreign persons and entities, but it does not have effect outside the boundaries of a nation.
  • Sources of Law
    • Public International Law
      • Treaties
      • Customary law
      • General principles
      • Court decisions
      • Scholarly commentary
    • Private International Law
      • National law
      • Treaties
      • Customary law
      • Court decisions
      • Scholarly commentary
  • Getting Started
    • Find a relevant research guide.
    • Define basic concepts or terms, abbreviations or acronyms.
    • Locate secondary sources (journal articles, books, reports).
  • Research Guides
    • Introduction to International & Foreign Legal Research
    • ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources
    • Globalex
    • International Legal Research in a Nutshell (2008)
  • Abbreviations & Acronyms
    • Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations
    • World Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations
    • Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
  • Background Information
    • Encyclopedia of Public International Law
      • Now available online
    • Encyclopedia of the United Nations
    • Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law
  • Secondary Sources
    • Journal articles
      • Legal journal indexes
        • Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP)
        • Legal Resource Index (LRI) (LegalTrac)
        • Legal Journals Index (LJI)
        • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)
      • Law-related journal indexes (PAIS, Social Science Index, EconLit)
    • Books
      • LawCat
      • Worldcat.org
  • Other
    • Working Papers
      • Legal Scholarship Network
      • Bepress Legal Repository
      • International Law and Justice Working Papers
    • Peace Palace Library
      • Catalogue
      • Bibliographies
      • Table of Contents
  • International Law
    • Locate international instruments (treaty or agreement).
    • Obtain IGO/NGO information (documents, conference proceedings).
    • Find decisions of international courts & tribunals.
    • Locate relevant commentary and analysis.
  • Treaties & Agreements
    • What are treaties?
    • Types
      • bilateral
      • multilateral
    • US is a party
    • Non-US treaties
  • What are Treaties?
    • Agreements concluded between States in written form and governed by international law.
    • Convention, treaty, agreement, covenant, final act, charter, memorandums of understanding, protocol, pact, accord, constitution.
    • Usually different names have no legal significance in international law.
  • Researching Treaties
    • Locate
      • Text of the treaty or agreement
      • Status & ratification information
      • Reservations or declarations
      • Implementing domestic legislation
      • Background documents or commentary
    • Researching Treaties and Agreements
  • Sources for Treaties
    • Country treaty series (U.S.T.)
    • IGO treaty series (U.N.T.S.)
    • Official gazettes ( Bundesgesetzblatt , Part II for Germany)
    • Statutory compilations ( Statutes at Large )
    • Looseleaf services (ICSID‘s Investment Promotion and Protection Treaties )
    • Electronic sources (free and fee-based)
    • Journal literature (I.L.M.)
    • Other sources (books, IGO conference proceedings, etc.)
  • US Treaties & Agreements
    • Treaties, based on the Treaty Clause of the Constitution
      • 2/3 vote in Senate
      • Bypasses House
      • extradition, taxation, investment, commercial matters
    • Agreements
      • defense matters, economic cooperation, agriculture
      • Congressional-executive agreements
        • Simple majorities in Senate & House
      • Agreements pursuant to treaties
      • Sole executive agreements
  • Treaty Indexes
    • U.S.
      • Treaties in Force
        • Treaty Actions
      • United States Treaty Index
    • Bilateral (non-U.S.) & Multilateral
      • Multilateral Treaty Calendar
      • United Nations Cumulative Treaty Index
      • Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General
  • U.S. Treaty Collections
    • Treaties and Other International Acts Series (T.I.A.S.)
    • United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (U.S.T.)
    • Senate Treaty Documents (S. Treaty Doc.)
  • U.S. Treaty Collections
    • Dept. of State
      • Treaty Affairs
      • Reporting International Agreements to Congress
      • FOIA page
    • Senate
      • Treaties
      • U.S. Senate Treaty Documents
      • Thomas
    • Other Databases
      • HeinOnline: Treaties & Agreements Library
      • Treaties & International Agreements
      • LexisNexis and Westlaw
  • Other National Treaty Collections
    • Australian Treaties Library
    • French Treaty Database
    • Hong Kong Treaty Project
    • Pacific Island Treaty Series
  • Bilateral Treaties
    • Official gazettes
    • Country treaty series (U.K.T.S.)
    • United Nations Treaty Series
    • International yearbooks
      • Spanish Yearbook of International Law
    • Other sources
  • Multilateral Sources
    • United Nations Treaty Series (U.N.T.S.)
    • United Nations Treaty Collection
    • European Treaty Series (ETS)
    • OAS Treaties
    • International Legal Materials (I.L.M)
  • Topical Treaty Collections
    • Human Rights Library
    • International Law (UNHCHR)
    • Intellectual Property (WIPO)
    • Hague Conventions on Private International Law
    • International Humanitarian Law (ICRC)
    • Treaty Database (IATP)
  • Status & Ratification
    • Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General
    • Treaties in Force and Treaty Actions
    • Websites
      • Secretariat
      • Depository
    • Journal articles
    • Treaty indexes
  • Reservations & Declarations
    • Reservation excludes or modifies the legal effect of provisions. Declaration clarifies a State's position.
    • Some treaties do not allow reservations .
    • Sources
      • Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General
      • Web sites
        • Hague Conventions
  • Implementing Legislation
    • National legislation
      • New legislation
        • DMCA implements two WIPO treaties
      • Existing legislation
    • Treaty Secretariats
      • Chemical Weapons Convention
      • Anti-Bribery Convention
  • Other Information
    • Background or intent
      • Negotiation documents
      • Preparatory or preliminary documents
      • Legislative history
        • Uruguay Round Agreements Act: A Legislative History of Public Law No. 103-465
        • See À la Recherche des Travaux Préparatoires
      • Commentary
  • Other Information
    • Interpretation
      • Decisions
        • International courts & tribunals
          • European Court of Human Rights
        • Domestic courts
          • i.lex
        • Oxford Reports on International Law
        • International Law Reports
      • Commentary & analysis
        • Books & journal articles
  • Citations
    • The Bluebook
    • Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citation
    • Frequently-Cited Treaties and Other International Instruments
  • International Law Sites
    • Electronic Information System for International Law
    • Foreign and International Law Web
    • Foreign and International Resources: An Annotated Guide to Web Resources
  • Current Stuff
    • International Law in Brief
    • ILJ Digest
    • Blogs
      • Opinio Juris
      • IntLawGrrls
      • wronging rights
      • International Law Reporter