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Databases and Indexes: International Law Databases


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A commercial product from Readex/Access UN, this is an index of United Nations documents. The Index provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. 

Dispute Resolution Data
Dispute Resolution Data is a global database pertaining to international commercial arbitration and mediation dispositions.
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Encyclopedia of Public International Law

HeinOnline Foreign & International Law Resources Database
Hein's Foreign and International Law Resources Database provides access to numerous international yearbooks and periodicals, U.S. law digests on international law, and some international tribunals and judicial decisions. 

HeinOnline Treaties and Agreements Library
HeinOnline's Treaties and Agreements library includes a formidable array of U.S. treaty sources in PDF format. Bevans, UST, TIAS, KAV documents and more are reproduced in full. Treaties in Force and the Guide to the United States Treaties in Force are also included. Includes a powerful search mechanism. 

HeinOnline United Nations Law Collection
HeinOnline's United Nations Law Collection includes access to many UN law titles, including the United Nations Treaty Series, Reports of International Arbitral Awards, International Court of Justice Reports, and several UN yearbooks. 

IBFD Tax Research Platform
A searchable database providing the latest international taxation news, arranged by countries, regions, international organizations, and topics. The journals included in IBFD Online Publications are incorporated into the IBFD Tax Research Platform.  

International Commercial Arbitration (Oxford Legal Research Library)
International Commercial Arbitration (ICMA) includes texts that cover the key arbitral bodies and jurisdictions and provide coverage of the rules of particular arbitral bodies. Also included are a number of key treatises looking at specific areas of international arbitration practice, with topics ranging from consent and annulment through to the calculation of damages.

International Trademark Association
Founded in 1878, INTA is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce. Their website provides access (some open and some by subscription, librarian assistance required) to multiple resources for researching worldwide trademark law. 
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Investment Claims
This database from Oxford University Press includes both primary materials and commentary and analysis about international investment law and arbitration. The database includes full-text investment awards with official documents and authoritative commentary, treaty sector overviews, relevant international treaties and domestic legislation from jurisdictions including the US and UK, arbitral rules, as well as online versions of key Oxford University Press arbitration books and journal articles.
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Official Document System of the United Nations
Official repository for documents published by the United Nations. The full text of documents dating back to 1993 is accessible in all official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Documents are stored in two databases, UN Documentation, which includes documents back to 1993, and UN Resolutions, which includes resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and Trusteeship Council since 1946. 

OGEL Oil, Gas and Energy Law
Global energy law and regulation 

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law
Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL) contains over 180 full-text online editions of reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, including Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.

Oxford Reports on International Law
International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC): Contains domestic cases in international law from over 65 jurisdictions. Features expert commentary, full texts of judgments in their original language and translations of key passages of non-English judgments into English. 

This database provides tools for researching WTO legal issues in a comprehensive, methodical and efficient manner. The on-line Learning Centre demonstrates the principal features of each of the research tools including the Subject Navigator, Article Citator, Jurisprudence Citators, Treaty Interpretation, Terms & Phrases, DSB Minutes, Jurisprudence Pending, Full Text Search, and Selected Annotations. It includes a search engine that can update WTO decisions by searching across PDF files of official awards, decisions and other WTO documents. 

Transnational Dispute Management
This global transnational dispute management portal provides information on developments in the fields of arbitration and dispute magagement. The website includes access to the Transnational Dispute Management Journal, published every two months, and to the last two years of back issues. 

UN Bibliographic Information System

UN Treaty Collection
Includes online versions of the print publications: Multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, which incorporates the detailed status of over 485 multilateral treaties, and: (United Nations) Treaty series, which contains the texts of over 30,000 bilateral and multilateral treaties in their authentic language(s), along with a translation into English and French, as appropriate, for those treaties registered with the Secretariat.
Includes summary/analysis of all WTO reports/arbitrations up-to-date keyword index and a database of dispute settlement tables/statistics. 

WTO Dispute Settlement Commentary Service
A fee-based section of Includes the WTO Dispute Subject-Matter pages and a WTO Case-Law Index. 

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