With the writing component of your seminar in mind, we have compiled a listing of useful resources for the topic of Implementation of International Law in the U.S. 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.
Books and Treatises
Van der Vyver, Implementation of International Law in the United States, KF4581 .V36 2010
Bradley, International Law in the U.S. Legal System, KF4581 .B73 2015 and Oxford Books Online
Bederman, International Law Frameworks, Study Aids KZ3410 .B43 2010
U.S. Foreign Policy
Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser: State Department source for treaties and information on U.S. international law.
UST: US Treaties and Other International Agreements (US Docs S 9.12 and Hein Online): Bound volumes of US treaties 1950-1984.
Pending and Unratified Treaties:
- Treaties Pending in the Senate
- Thomas Treaties: Treaty status with legislative history dates and citations, and listing understandings and conditions.
- Senate Treaty Documents and Executive Reports (GPO FDSys): Treaty Documents are text of the treaty submitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with transmittal letters, and Executive Reports are reports from the committee with analysis, amendments, and reservations.
U.S. Case Law on International Law
Westlaw: Case law by Topic > International Law (US)
Lexis: Use Browse Topics by Practice Area to search for International Law cases.
USCS: United States Code Service: International Conventions volume (print and Lexis): Treaties with annotations of cases, related statutes, and secondary sources.
ASIL I.Lex: Database of US international law cases, search by keyword, topic, or treaty.
ALR Fed (Westlaw): Includes some articles on treaties and statutes on international law, with case citations.
International Law News
Paper topics and updates to research.
ASIL Insights: Short articles on international law news.
ASIL International Law in Brief: Updates to ILM with new primary documents in international law.
Global Legal Monitor: Articles on foreign and international law news by topic or jurisdiction, with dates, citations, and some document links.
Customary International Law
Rules and practice of international law followed by states
ICRC Customary International Humanitarian Law: rules and practice with document citations.
Treatises and journal articles, especially classics and noted authors.
International Courts and Tribunals
Oxford Reports on International Law: Modules include International Law in Domestic Courts, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, with filters by subject and state part.
UN International Law Sources
UN International Law Commission: Treaties and Analytical guide with reports and documents.
UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: Preparatory documents by treaty.
Repertoire of Practice of the Security Council: Activities of the Security Council, arranged by year and by Chapter and Article of the UN Charter.