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Library Resource Guide for: UNITED NATIONS GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

International Law

SUBJECT GUIDE

United Nations Documentation: Reseach Guide is the U.N.Library's official research guide on international law. Use this guide for general ideas about what information is out there on this subject.



DOCUMENT RESOURCES

UNBISnet is the United Nations catalog. It has records back to 1979 and full-text to 1992.



DOCUMENTS OF CASES

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  • Documentation of cases, from Memorials to Judgements, are given by year, date, and General List number.

  • For Example, 1979 15 December General List No. 64 "Order of 15 December 1979 � Provisional Measures" is the Order to release the American hostages in 1979. However, searching by the name of the case is more than adequate since there are relative few Court documents.

Access to Information

Digital Information

Paper Information

  • In Josiah, do a Title search for Pleadings, oral arguments and documents , which has cases with decisions until 1990.



DOCUMENTS OF THE SIXTH COMMITTEE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THE SIXTH COMMITTEE (LEGAL)

About This Resource

  • UN Doc. Symbol for this committee is A/C.6 (Legal). When searching online, you can limit your searches to the documents from this committee by putting the Doc Symbol in quotes for the committee in the UN Doc. Symbol field, while you do a subject or word search.

Access to Information

Digital Information

  • UNBISnet has records back to 1979 and full-text to 1992.

  • AccessUN 1944-present. It provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. It does not offer everything in full-text. Please read these quick instructions to help you find what you want.

Paper Information

  • Official Records of the General Assembly from 1946-1990. In the stacks you will see special volumes labeled Official Records Committees with the number of the committee.

  • Josiah Look for U.N. titles in Brown's catalog.



U.N. ORGANIZATIONS

Environmental Law Programme is mandated to "raise awareness and to improve general knowledge in international environmental law, strengthening capacities for the implementation of environmental law obligations."

Fourth Committee of the General Assembly: Special Political & Decolonization contains documents produced by this U.N. organ on this issue.

Intellectual Property Law Department (WIPO) deals with international laws on intellectual property.

The International Court of Justice is the legal court for the United Nations.

Law and Justice (The World Bank Group) tries to disseminate legal information for development.

Legislation in Information Society (UNESCO)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • International Law full-text versions of many international laws such as Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 and the Geneva Convention.

Session Documentation Listed By Agenda Items is the agenda of what is debated in the current session of the General Assembly.

Sixth Committee of the General Assembly: contains documents produced by this U.N. organ on this issue.

United Nations Environment Programme: Division of Policy Development and Law tries to develop coherent environmental laws.

United Nations Treaty Collection Students and researchers can sign up for free access.