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International Law: International Courts

Includes resources for general research on International Law topics

International Courts

International Judicial Decisions

The international law view of judicial decisions follows the traditional Civil Law perception of case law, that it is a strong form of persuasive authority, but of no greater weight than the writings of experts in journals and books. 

International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. It is considered the "World Court."

Other International Courts

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

International Criminal Court

European Courts

European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)

European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg)