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International Courts and Tribunals
United Nations Treaty-Monitoring Bodies
Five of the major United Nations Treaty Bodies have established procedures under which individuals may submit complaints.
- Committee against Torture
- Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
- Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
- Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Human Rights Committee
The Oxford Reports of International Human Rights Law database contains cases from not only the United Nations Human Rights system, but also from the Inter-American system, African System, and selective coverage of the European Court of Human Rights.
Use any of the following tools to locate the jurisprudence of these treaty bodies.
Refworld Case Law
Searchable database by keyword and country
UNHCR Compilation of Case Law on Refugee Protection in International Law (2008)
Summarizes almost 70 key judgments/decisions. Organized by main refugee law-related issues
Gender and Refugee Caselaw
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies. Selection of decisions in gender asylum cases
International Association for Refugee Law Judges
Contains court decisions in asylum law of many different countries
International Law Reports
Full text decisions of international courts and international law decisions in domestic courts from 1919. Contains decisions of the International Court of Justice, European Court of Justice, UN human rights treaty bodies, Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organisation and national courts.
INTERIGHTS - Commonwealth and International Human Rights Cases
Summaries of significant human rights decisions from national courts in Commonwealth countries and international courts
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights
Provides case law from U.N. bodies, ECHR, and ICTY and ICTR tribunals
Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions, and Orders
Official reporter of the International Court of Justice
The Hague Justice Portal
The Hague Justice Portal is no longer be updated as of 21 December 2011. The Portal archives will remain available until 1 January 2013, and the Hague Academic Coalition will continue to seek for funding opportunities to continue the Portal. Can browse cases by court, region, or topic.
Cases from International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda starting from 1995.
World Court Digest
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law. Summaries of the conclusions of the International Court of Justice, arranged by topic