Oxford Reports on International Law

Oxford Reports on International Law

The Oxford Reports on International Law is an integrated database of significant court decisions by domestic and international courts on international law issues. This legal resource provides a cumulative digest to ICJ jurisprudence.

Of particular interest is the International Law in Domestic Courts module. It provides a database of significant court decisions by domestic courts on important public international law issues. It presently covers 60 jurisdictions and each decision appears in full-text in the original language with English translations of key passages available for all non-English language decisions.

Headnotes are included and each case is supplemented by expert commentary, references to other relevant materials, Annotations regarding subsequent developments in the case, and a table of cases and instruments cited. Quick and advanced search options are available, and browse by broad subject category.

According to the publisher, this comparative law resource “brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, dOxford Reports on International Lawomestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. In this resource, the full scope of international case law is available in one place, accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator. New cases are added daily, making Oxford Reports on International Law the most up-to-date source of international case law available.

Case reports within Oxford Reports on International Law are enhanced with high-quality commentary and analysis. Collected and edited by a team of experts from institutions across the world, including Monash University, University of Pretoria, University of Amsterdam, this invaluable addition to the case reports provides:

– Headnote

– Summary of case facts and judicial holdings

– Full-text of the opinion of the court

– Analytical commentary

– Accurate translations of key portions of non-English decisions into English

– Lists of cases and instruments cited

Case reports within Oxford Reports on International Law can be searched by title, full-text, keywords, jurisdiction, and more; the collection can also be browsed by module, date, or subject. Print friendly PDFs of each case report are available, as is the facility to email case reports to other subscribers. Oxford Reports on International Law also features the Oxford Law Citator, which provides links between related cases, articles, and additional materials within ORIL, other online resources from OUP, and selected third party websites.

New case reports are added to Oxford Reports on International Law every day, with approximately 120 cases added per month. The Oxford Reports on International Law homepage details those cases which have been recently added or revised. Customizable email alerts and RSS feeds which announce the publication of new and updated content are also available.

The case law within Oxford Reports on International Law is divided into five modules, which are available separately or in any combination of the five:

– Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts

– Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law

– Oxford Reports on International human rights law

– Oxford Reports on International Investment Claims

– Oxford Reports on International Courts of General


Reviews provided by the publisher:

“A wonderful tool for studying or keeping track of evolving jurisprudence. Easy to search and browse, it lives up to its billing as a ‘single point of reference’…With such rich content and good search functionality, this is an impressive database well worth the cost for law libraries with specialized collections in international or comparative law…Highly recommended””- David Ettinger, International Affairs and Political Science Librarian,Gelman Library, George Washington University

“I highly recommend this database for those who are interested in the relationship between international and domestic law as well as those interested in dispute settlement”- Marcia Hoffman, Assoicate Director and International and Foreign Law Librarian, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

“ORIL is an important resource for scholarly research in international law jurisprudence. The uniform search mechanism and content display of all the database modules helps both experienced and novice researchers navigate several important international law tribunal databases efficiently. Either individually or in combination, any of ORIL’s modules would be a valuable addition to any academic Law library collection”- Marcia Hoffman, Associate Director and International and Foreign Law Librarian, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

“The advantages of Oxford Reports on International are the commentaries it adds to each case, its current awareness page, and the subject grouping of the international law decisions into five categories…(a) very good online product”- Steven Robert Miller, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis (Writing in the ALL-SIS Spring Newsletter 2010 )

“Special mention should be made of the ‘Oxford Law Citator,’ a very useful tool which is common to all OUP online legal services…ORIL is a most helpful tool for research in international case law…ORIL has the great advantage of offering access to all international jursiprudence in a single place”- Florian Dupuy, ASA Bulletin

“It is a great resource, Our students cannot but greatly benefit from this vast collection of data”- University of Liverpool E-Resources News and Trials

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Author: international

Mentioned in these Entries

Annotations, Court Reports, Foreign Law, French Law Court Reports, International Criminal Law, International Criminal Law. Bibliography, International human rights law, Law library, Legal Trac, Lexis’ Case Search, List of Indian Reports, List of Mexican Reports, List of U.S. Federal Court Reports, Public International Law. Bibliography and links.



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