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2. International Courts and Tribunals

1. International Court of Justice / Permanent Court of International Justice
2. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
3. Permanent Court of Arbitration
4. Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
5. Arbitration in General
6. International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
7. European Court of Human Rights
8. Inter-American Court of Human Rights
9. International Criminal Court
10. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
11. Internatioanl Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
12. Special Court for Sierra Leone
13. Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea
14. Special Panels for Serious Crimes - Timor Leste
15. Special Tribunal for Lebanon
16. Hybrid Courts in Bosnia, Kosovo and elsewhere
17. NGOs relating to international criminal tribunals
18. Court of Justice of the European Union
19. United Nations Administration of Justice: United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal
20. Other Useful Links


1.International Court of Justice (ICJ) / Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) : http://www.icj-cij.org/

1.1 Travaux préparatoires: http://www.icj-cij.org/pcij/other-documents.php?p1=9&p2=8

  • Advisory Committee of Jurists, Documents presented to the Committee relating to existing plans for the establishment of a Permanent Court of International Justice, 1920.
  • Committee of Jurists on the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice, Minutes, 1929.
  • Conference regarding the Revision of the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice, Minutes, 1929.
  • Documents concerning the action taken by the Council of the League of Nations under Article 14 of the Covenant and the adoption by the Assembly of the Statute of the Permanent Court, 1921.
  • Conference of States Signatories of the Protocol of signature of the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice, Minutes, 1926.

1.2 Commentaries

  • Shabtai Rosenne, The Law And Practice of The International Court, 1920-2005, Martinus Nijhoff, 4th Revised edition (2006).
  • Andreas Zimmermann, Christian Tomuschat, Karin Oellers-Frahm eds, The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, 2006.

1.3 Judgments, Opinions and Orders

1.3.1 ICJ: http://www.icj-cij.org/

  • Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders
  • Pleadings, Oral Arguments, Documents
  • Acts and Documents concerning the Organization of the Court

1.3.2 Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ): http://www.icj-cij.org/pcij/index.php?p1=9

  • Series A: Collection of Judgments
  • Series B: Collection of Advisory Opinions
  • Series A/B: Collection of Judgments, Orders and Advisory Opinions
  • Series C: Acts and documents relating to Judgments and Advisory Opinions given by the Court
  • Series D: Acts and Documents concerning the organization of the Court
  • Series E: Annual Reports Series F: Index @

1.4 Other Materials


2. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: http://www.itlos.org/ (-> 5. Law of the Sea)

2.1 Travaux préparatoires (-> 5. Law of the Sea)

2.2 Commentary

  • P. Chandrasekhara Rao, Ph Gautier (eds), The Rules of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: A Commentary, Martinus Nijhoff (2006).

2.3 Judgments, Opinions and Orders

  • List of Cases: http://www.itlos.org/start2_en.html (click: Proceedings and Cases)
  • International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders.

2.4 Other Materials

  • International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Pleadings, minutes of public sittings and documents
  • International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Yearbook
    • Hein on-line, Foreign & International Law Resources Database (pay service)

3. Permanent Court of Arbitration: http://www.pca-cpa.org/

3.1 Travaux préparatoires

3.2 Awards: http://www.pca-cpa.org/

@See also 5.2

3.3 Other Materials


4. Iran-United States Claims Tribunal: http://www.iusct.org/

  • Iran-United States Claims Tribunal Reports

5. Arbitration in General

5.1 Overview

  • Stuyt, A. M. ed., Survey of International Arbitrations, 1794-1989, 3rd, updated ed., M. Nijhoff Publishers, 1990.
  • Répertoire de la jurisprudence arbitrale internationale, prepare par Vincent Coussirat-Coustere et Pierre Michel Eisemann = Repertory of International Arbitral Jurisprudence, edited by Coussirat-Coustere, Vincent and Eisemann, Pierre Michel, Dordrecht, M. Nijhoff, v. 1. 1794-1918; v. 2. 1919-1945; v. 3 (Pt. 1, 2). 1946-1988, M. Nijhoff, 1989-.

5.2 Reports

  • United Nations Reports of International Arbitral Awards
  • John Bassett Moore ed., History and Digest of the International Arbitrations to which the United States has been a Party, Government Printing Office, 1898, 6 v. : v. 1, 2.: History.- v. 3-5: Digest, v. 6: Maps. (Reprint v. 1-5 only).
    • Hein on-line, Foreign & International Law Resources Database (pay service)
  • John Bassett Moore ed., International Adjudications, ancient and modern, Oxford Univ., 1929-31, ancient Ser., v. 2 only, modern series 6 vols. modern
    • Hein on-line, Foreign & International Law Resources Database (pay service)
  • A. de Lapradelle, N. Politis, Recueil des arbitrages internationaux, 2. ed,. 3vols., Editions Internationales, 1957.
  • James Brown Scott ed., The Hague Court Reports, Oxford University Press, 1916, 1932, 2 vols.
    • Hein on-line, Foreign & International Law Resources Database (pay service)
  • International Law Reports (Annual Digest and Reports of Public International Law Cases)
  • International Legal Materials

6. International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID): http://icsid.worldbank.org/

6.1 Commentary

  • Christoph H. Schreuer et al., The ICSID Convention: A Commentary: A Commentary on the Convention on The Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2009.

6.2 Awards and Decisions

  • http://icsid.worldbank.org/ (click "Cases")
  • ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal
  • ICSID Reports: Reports of Cases decided under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States
  • Emmanuel Gaillard, La jurisprudence du CIRDI, Pedone, 2004; vol. 2, 2010.

6.3 Other Materials


7. European Court of Human Rights: http://www.echr.coe.int/echr/
(-> see also 7. Human Rights)

7.1 Judgments and Decisions

  • Court's Website: http://www.echr.coe.int/echr/
  • Publications of the European Court of Human Rights
    • Series A, Judgments and Decisions (1961-1996)
    • Series B, Pleadings, Oral Arguments and Documents
    • Reports of Judgments and Decisions (1996- )

7.2 Other Materials


8. Inter-American Court of Human Rights: http://www.corteidh.or.cr/

(-> see 7. Human Rights)


9. International Criminal Court: http://www.icc-cpi.int/

9.1 Travaux préparatoires

  • Website of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court relating to the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the establishment of the Court (covering the period ending on 31 December 2003) : http://untreaty.un.org/cod/icc/index.html
  • ICC Website, Legal Tools Database : http://www.legal-tools.org/en/go-to-database/
    - Archives of relevant documents of the ILC, the Ad Hoc Committee, the Preparatory Committee and the United Nations Diplomatic Conference
  • ILC Website: http://untreaty.un.org/cod/icc/index.html
    - Documents of various conferences held before 2003
  • Roy S. Lee ed., The International Criminal Court : the Making of the Rome Statute: Issues, Negotiations, Results, Kluwer, 1999.

9.2 Commentaries

  • Otto Triffterer ed., Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Observers' NotesArticle By Article, 2nd ed., C.H. Beck, 2008.
  • Antonio Cassese, Paola Gaeta, John R. W. D. Jones eds., The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Commentary, Oxford University Press, 2002, 3 vols.
  • William A. Schabas, The International Criminal Court: a Commentary on the Rome Statute, OUP, 2010.
  • Knut Doermann, Elements of War Crimes under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Sources and Commentary, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Byron, Christine, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Manchester UP, 2010.

9.3 Judgments and Decisions


10. International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: http://www.icty.org/

10.1 Travaux préparatoires

10.1.2 Kalshoven (Bassiouni) Commission

  • The interim report of the Commission of Experts established by Resolution 780 (1992) (S/25274)
  • Second interim report of the Commission of Experts established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 780 (1992) (S/26545)
  • Final Report of the [United Nations] Commission of Experts Established Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 780 (1992), (S/1994/674): http://www.icty.org/x/file/About/OTP/un_commission_of_experts_report1994_en.pdf

10.1.3 Security Council

10.2 Commentaries

  • John R.W.D. Jones, The Practice of The International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Transnational Publishers, 2nd ed., 2000.
  • Ackerman, J.E. and O'Sullivan, E., Practice and Procedure of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Kluwer, 2000.
  • Virginia Morris & Michael P. Scharf, An Insider's Guide To The International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia: A Documentary History and Analysis, v. 1, 2, Transnational Publishers, 1995.
  • William A. Schabas, The UN International Criminal Tribunals: the Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Gideon Boas & William A. Schabas, eds., International Criminal Law Developments in the Case Law of the ICTY, M. Nijhoff, 2003.

10.3 Judgments and Decisions

10.4 Other Materials


11. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda: http://www.unictr.org/

11.1 Travaux préparatoires

  • Morris, Virginia & Scharf, Michael P, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 2 Vols., Transnational Publishers, 1997
    - Volume 2 includes Security Council resolutions, PVs and reports.

11.2 Commentaries

  • Morris, Virginia & Scharf, Michael P, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, 2 Vols., Transnational Publishers, 1997.
  • John R.W.D. Jones, The practice of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Transnational Publishers, 2nd ed., 2000.
  • William A. Schabas, The UN international criminal tribunals: the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

11.3 Judgments and Decisions

11.4 Other Materials


12. Special Court for Sierra Leone: http://www.sc-sl.org/

12.1 Commentaries

  • William A. Schabas, The UN international criminal tribunals: the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

12.2 Judgments and Decisions

  • The Court's Website: http://www.sc-sl.org/
  • Reports of Orders, Decisions and Judgements
  • Cyril Laucci, Digest of Jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone 2003-2005, Nijhoff, 2007

12.3 Other Materials


13. Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Prosecution of Crimes Committed during the Period of Democratic Kampuchea (Extraordinary Chambers or ECCC): http://www.eccc.gov.kh/

13.1 Travaux préparatoires

13.2 Judgments and Decisions

13.3 Other Materials


14. Special Panels for Serious Crimes - Timor Leste: -> Serious Crimes Unit (SCU):
http://www.trial-ch.org/en/tribunals/special-panels-for-serious-crimes-timor-leste.html

14.1 Travaux préparatoires

14.2 Judgments and Decisions

14.3 Other Materials


15. Special Tribunal for Lebanon

15.1 Travaux préparatoires

15.2 Judgments and Decisions

15.3 Other Materials


16. Hybrid Courts in Bosnia, Kosovo and elsewhere


17. NGOs relating to international criminal tribunals


18. Court of Justice of the European Union (-> 4. EU)


19. United Nations Administration of Justice: United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNDT & UNAT)


20. Other Useful Links