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Collection Policy: Scope of Coverage: Foreign, Comparative and International Law By Jurisdication

C. Primary International Law Materials and Finding Tools

  1. Treaties
    The library collects the current official treaty series published by the United States and United Nations in print and online.  The library also collects the European Treaty Series in print.  The library subscribes to selected commercial treaty series. The library also subscribes to major finding tools for treaties as available.
  2. Case Law
    1. International Tribunals - the library collects decisions, pleadings, etc., of international tribunals in print and electronic formats. In addition, the library collects selected commercially published collections of decisions in print and online.
    2. National Courts - the library subscribes to online resources that include international law cases from the United States and other jurisdictions.
    3. Arbitration - the library collects decisions of International Chamber of Commerce and United Nations arbitral bodies in print and online.  The library also subscribes to databases that include the decisions of arbitral bodies.
  3. United Nations
    The library relies on the online Official Document System of the United Nations for current documents and has a retrospective collection of microfiche for historical documents.  The library maintains historical indexes in print for the documents not yet available online. The library collects major yearbooks of the United Nations in print and online.
  4. European Union
    The library relies on the EU website for current legislative documents.  The library maintains a historical collection of the Official Journal and other legislative documents in print and microfiche.
  5. GATT/WTO
    The library relies on the WTO website for current documents.  The library maintains a historic collection of GATT/WTO documents in microfiche.  The library collects Basic Instruments and Selected Documents in print.
  6. Council of Europe
    The library relies on the Council of Europe website for current documents.  The library continues to receive the European Yearbook and selected Council of Europe publications in print.
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