Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law

Courses at the Hague Academy are published in the Collected Courses, the Academy’s flagship collection. These contributions by prestigious authors deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law.

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Subject: Law

Colloques/Workshop Series

The Academy publishes the papers from the Workshops which it organizes, each looking at future oriented topics in international law.


Subject: Law

Encyclopedia of Law and Religion

Edited by: Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham

In recent years, issues of freedom of religion or belief and state-religion relations have become increasingly important worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, unique in its breadth and global coverage, provides an important foundational resource for study of these issues. The encyclopedia covers the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

Early release version: remaining articles will be added Q1 2016.

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Subject: Law

Foreign Law Guide

General Editor: Marci Hoffman

Acclaimed by librarians, academics, and researchers alike, the Foreign Law Guide (FLG) is an essential database offering relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources in one virtual destination. Broad in content and global in scope, the FLG is an indispensable resource for comparative law research and a fundamental tool for developing a foreign and comparative law collection. Approximately 190 jurisdictions are systemically covered and updated by a global team of experts.

New country: Nigeria (not previously updated)

Updated Countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States

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Subject: Law

Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement

General Editor: Stewart and Stewart

Created by experts with international trade law practitioners in mind, the Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement Online offers instant access to a vast legal research database that includes:

  • Updated summaries of 300+ WTO/GATT panel, Appellate Body, or arbitrator reports.
  • Nine comprehensive indexes cross-referencing the reports by key word, article, country, subject, panelist, member, and more.
  • Easy citation lists to track adoption status of reports.

The Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement Online is an essential resource for trade law practitioners that want to navigate and quickly master complex WTO/GATT reports spanning hundreds of pages in length.


Subject: Law

International Law & World Order: Weston's & Carlson's Basic Documents

This online documentary compendium gathers in a single easy-to-use collection the most significant and influential legal primary sources of the post-WWII global order. It is both a comprehensive documentary history of public international law over the past 70 years and an anthology of currently operational international instruments. Organized topically and chronologically, the collection provides easy and quick access to the most important international legal materials affecting the foundations of world public order; the laws of war; human rights; international trade, investment, and development; and environmental protection.

Users can quickly trace the history and current state-of-play of international lawmaking in dozens of areas, including, for example, the curtailment of weapons of mass destruction, the expansion of women’s rights, control of the narcotics trade, and regulation of international fisheries. Hundreds of key documents are presented in full text, with up-to-date information about the location and legal status of each document.

The primary source collection provides access to a multitude of often difficult to find documents including treaties, agreements, charters, concluding documents, conventions, covenants, decisions, declarations, draft articles, final acts, general acts, joint statements, manifestos, memoranda, pacts, procès-verbals, protocols, resolutions, rules, and statutes. Fully searchable, cross-referenced and externally linked, this unique compendium and upgraded platform offer researchers an essential, current and comprehensive source of international legal materials.


Subject: Law

International Maritime Boundaries

Edited by: Coalter G. Lathrop

Co-Publication with: American Society of International Law (ASIL),

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The ultimate guide to international maritime boundaries provides update-to-date, regionally-organized content. Complete with hyperlinked maps and keyword search functionality, features include:

  • a systematic examination of all international maritime boundaries worldwide;
  • comprehensive coverage, including the text of every modern boundary agreement;
  • descriptions of judicially-established boundaries;
  • maps and detailed analyses of those boundaries;
  • expert papers examining the status of maritime boundary delimitations in each of the ten regions of the world;
  • papers from a global perspective analyzing key issues in maritime boundary theory and practice; and
  • a hyperlinked country-by-country index for enhanced access to reports and treaties.
International Maritime Boundaries Online is an unmatched comprehensive reference for international state practice concerning maritime boundary delimitation, and is used and referenced widely by practitioners of international law.

Subject: Law

Law Books of the Academy

The Law Books of the Academy is a collection of monographs on selected topics of international law.


Subject: Law

The Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations

The publications of the Centre for Studies and Research focus on some of the most topical and complex issues in international relations. Identified problems are studied from a broad global perspective by researchers from all over the world, combining, where appropriate, expertise in public and private international law.


Subject: Law

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Edited by: Myron H. Nordquist, Satya Nandan, and Shabtai Rosenne†

These Commentaries are based almost entirely on the formal and informal documentation of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III, 1973-1982), coupled, where necessary, with the personal knowledge of editors, contributors, or reviewers, many of whom were principal negotiators or UN personnel who participated in the Conference. The scope and duration of the “Virginia Commentary” project is without precedent as an academic undertaking in the field of international law. The project was conceived by its editors to meet the need - particularly essential in the absence of an official legislative history for the Convention - for an objective and comprehensive analysis of the articles in the Convention and in the Agreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the Convention that entered into force in 1996.


Subject: Law