This online documentary compendium gathers in a single easy-to-use collection the most significant and influential legal primary sources of the post-WWII global order. It is both a comprehensive documentary history of public international law over the past 70 years and an anthology of currently operational international instruments. Organized topically and chronologically, the collection provides easy and quick access to the most important international legal materials affecting the foundations of world public order; the laws of war; human rights; international trade, investment, and development; and environmental protection.
Users can quickly trace the history and current state-of-play of international lawmaking in dozens of areas, including, for example, the curtailment of weapons of mass destruction, the expansion of women’s rights, control of the narcotics trade, and regulation of international fisheries. Hundreds of key documents are presented in full text, with up-to-date information about the location and legal status of each document.
The primary source collection provides access to a multitude of often difficult to find documents including treaties, agreements, charters, concluding documents, conventions, covenants, decisions, declarations, draft articles, final acts, general acts, joint statements, manifestos, memoranda, pacts,
procès-verbals, protocols, resolutions, rules, and statutes. Fully searchable, cross-referenced and externally linked, this unique compendium and upgraded platform offer researchers an essential, current and comprehensive source of international legal materials.
Founded in 1923, the Hague Academy of International Law has for decades served as a global centre for research about and teaching of public and private international law.
Each summer the Academy organizes in its building located on the premises of the Peace Palace a six-week course at which well-recognized international law scholars present lectures and seminars in French and English on a wide range of current topics to young lawyers from throughout the world. These lectures are then published in the Academy’s prestigious Collected Courses.
The Academy also conducts a three-week summer Centre for Research aimed at in-depth research by younger academics on a selected contemporary issue under the direction of two senior scholars. In addition, the Academy has since the 1960s held courses in Africa, Latin America and Asia with a view to promoting worldwide knowledge of international law and its developments and contributing to the establishment of peace.
The popularity of his monumental and definitive works established Shabtai Rosenne as the undisputed expert on the International Court of Justice’s law and practice of his time. Irrefutably the leading work on the court, previous editions of
Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court have influenced generations of legal scholars, practitioners, judges, and students alike. The Fifth Edition, by Malcolm N. Shaw, combines his expertise as both an academic and practitioner to bring this monumental resource up-to-date while retaining Rosenne’s distinctive voice, erudition, and rigorous objectives.
Preserving Rosenne’s focus on the caselaw of the Court, the Fifth Edition is supplemented with increased references to the leading academic literature. This online edition provides advanced and personalized search options through its contents:
• The Court as one of the principal organs, in particular the principal judicial organ, of the United Nations. Diplomats and legal advisers who deal with matters relating to the Court on a political level and through different organs and offices of the United Nations will appreciate the full discussion of the diplomatic, political, and administrative aspects of the Court’s affairs.
• Jurisdiction and the treatment of jurisdictional matters by the Court. This also includes the Court’s advisory jurisdiction, and how that work relates to complex legal issues in matters of major political import.
• The Court’s procedure.
• English texts of the Charter of the United Nations, the Statute of the Court, the Practice Directions, the Rules of the Court, and a full set of indexes.
The Fifth Edition (updated through 2015) of
Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court is an essential component of all international law libraries and an indispensable work for those practicing in the field, who will all appreciate access to the most recent work on the Court.
The publications of the Centre for Studies and Research focus on some of the most topical and complex issues in international relations. Identified problems are studied from a broad global perspective by researchers from all over the world, combining, where appropriate, expertise in public and private international law.
The Hague Academy Collected Courses Online / Recueil des cours de l’Académie de La Haye en ligne, makes nearly 100 years of scholarship of international law electronically available to students and researchers around the world. Now available in full-html, this version opens up the encyclopedic richness of the Collected Courses to its full extent by offering advanced text search options, and improved on-screen readability. At the same time, the download and print PDF functionality remains in place.
Founded in 1923, The Hague Academy of International Law is a leading center for high-level teaching and research in public and private international law. The Academy’s scientific board, the Curatorium, calls upon distinguished specialists, including academics, practitioners, diplomats, and other experts from all over the world, to deliver courses to an international audience. The courses are published in the series
Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law / Recueil des cours de l’Académie de La Haye. Comprising over 400 volumes (or approximately 200.000 pages), this is the most important encyclopedic publication available on private and public international law.
Features and Benefits - New courses are added to the online edition throughout the year
- Full text search and advanced search functionality are available
- Search results are highlighted in the complete course
- Each course starts with a clickable table of contents
- Enables continuous reading from chapter to chapter
- Abstracts in English and French available for most courses
- Page numbers from printed edition are visible for citation purposes
- Clickable footnotes with mouse-over functionality
- A complete PDF for each course is available
- OpenURL functionality is included in the bibliographic references, linking directly to your preferred library catalog
- COUNTER compliant usage statistics