The Right to Go to War
World War I recruiting poster, Library of Congress collection
With the writing component of your seminar in mind, we have compiled a listing of useful resources for the topic of international law in the United States. If you have any questions, please request a student consult with a librarian using the form linked on the left hand side of this guide.
Research Guides: Find resources and links on international law
- ASIL: International Humanitarian Law
- UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library: Guides on UN documentation and topics including humanitarian affairs, peacekeeping, and international law
- Peace Palace Library: Guides include International Humanitarian Law, International Peace and Security, Intervention, Use of Force, War and Peace
- Georgetown Law Library: Guides include National Security, War Crimes
- FSU Research Center: International Responses to the Use of Force in Syria
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law: Detailed articles on international law topics, with citations, document lists, and bibliographies. Includes links to documents and the Oxford Law Citator for finding citation form and related citing documents.
Parry and Grant's Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3rd edition online; older edition in print - KZ1161 .P37 2004). Definitions with citations and links.
Restatement of the Law - The Foreign Relations of Law of the United States: Principles of U.S. foreign relations and international law, with citations to cases, treatises and secondary sources. Available online through Westlaw , Lexis, and Hein Online, and at Range 301.
CRS (Congressional Research Service) reports are prepared for congressional committees and staff on topics including international law and U.S. foreign policy. Find a complete collection on Proquest Congressional, a free searchable database on crsreports.com, and less exhaustive lists by topic on the websites of the U.S. State Department , the University of Maryland Law Library, and the Federation of American Scientists.