Tuesday, May 20, 2008
International Law Reports will soon be available electronically. This is the reporter series that gave us the most significant international law cases, going back to 1919. I've always found it to be an excellent resource in its printed version, and enjoyed browsing the subject-matter index in the back of each volume and the wide range of jurisdictions and international tribunals set forth in the front of the book. Now we'll have the pleasure of searching electronically as well. Click here for more information on the forthcoming electronic version.
This series is a great resource for international scholarship and for students competiting in moot court competitions such as the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. It was, at least for me, a great way to document some of the national practices that help create rules of customary international law, as well as being a source of general rules and interpretations of treaties.