Useful Links

Useful Links

AsianSIL’s electronic research tools provide links to various organisations, research centres, journals and external databases, to aid members in conducting their own online research.

  1. International Law Societies
  2. International Courts
  3. Regional Organizations
  4. Research Bodies
  5. International Law Databases (General compendiums)
  6. Environment, Climate Change and Development Resources
  7. Human rights, peace and security Resources
  8. International Economic Law Resources
  9. Law of the Sea Resources
  10. Journals


International Law Societies

American Society of International Law
Asian Society of International Law
Chinese Society of International Law
European Society of International Law
European Society of International Law
French Society of International Law
Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA)
German Society of International Law
Indian Society of International Law
Japan Association of International Economic Law
Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law
Japanese Society of International Law
Korean Society of International Law
Society of International Economic Law


International Courts

International Court of Justice
International Criminal Court
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia


Regional Organizations

African Union (AU)
Andean Community
Arab League
Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Council of Europe (COE)
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
European Union (EU)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Pacific Islands Forum
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)


Research Bodies

Amsterdam Center for International Law
Asian Law Institute
Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Center for International Environmental law
Centre for Asian Legal Studies
Centre for International Law
Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies
Institute for European and Comparative Law
Institute for International Law
Institute for International Law and Politics
Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict
Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL), Georgetown Law Center
Institute of International Law and Justice, NYU School of Law
Institute of Maritime Law (University of Southampton)
International Institute of Humanitarian Law
International Law Institute
International Trade Law Center
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
McCoubrey Centre for International Law
Research Center for International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law
Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
T.M.C. Asser Instituut
University of Cape Town Marine and Shipping Law
World Trade Institute


International Law Databases (General compendiums)

Columbia Law School Library: Public International Law Research Guide
Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL-ASIL)
Electronic Resource Guide (ERG-ASIL)
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases (New York University School of Law)
United Nations and International Law
United Nations Treaty Collection
United Nations Treaty Reference Guide


Environment, Climate Change and Development Resources

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide
Environmental Law Foundation (ELF)
Environmental Law Institute
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change (UK)
United Nations Economic and Social Development (UNESD)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Resources Institute (WRI)


Human rights, Peace and Security Resources

Amnesty International
Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center (HURIGHTS OSAKA)
Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) (UN human rights treaty system)
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center War Crimes Research Portal
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
Human Rights Watch
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Crisis Group
International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative (Harvard University)
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre (SAHRDC)
United States State Department Human Rights Reports
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library
Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism


International Economic Law Resources

Bilateral Investment Treaties (UNCTAD)
BITs: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
International Economic Law and Policy Blog
International Law Observer (Blog)
Internet research tools for IEL (I)
Internet research tools for IEL (II)
National Law Center of Inter-American Trade
Organization of American State's Foreign Trade Information System
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
Trade Lawyers Blog
WTO Regional Trade Agreements
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


Law of the Sea Resources

Admiralty and Maritime Law Guide (a comprehensive site on maritime law, including municipal jurisdictions) (concentrates on Canadian maritime law with links to external organizations)
New developments in Law of the Sea from DOALOS
Proctor in Admiralty (Blog)
Tetley’s Maritime and Admiralty Law (McGill University)
United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS)




American Journal of International Law
Asian International Arbitration Journal
Asian Journal of Comparative Law
Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law
European Journal of International Law
Fletcher Forum
Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Georgetown Journal of International Law
Harvard Environmental Law Review
International and Comparative Law Quarterly
International Criminal Law Review
Japanese Yearbook of International Law
Journal of International Law and Diplomacy
Journal of Conflict and Security Law
Journal of Environmental Law
Journal of International Arbitration
Journal of International Economic Law
Journal of World Trade
Leiden Journal of International Law
Nordic Journal of International Law
NYU Journal of Law & Business
OECD Journal of Competition Law and Policy
Singapore Year Book of International Law
Asia Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law
Human Rights Law Review
Human Rights Quarterly
International Journal of Human Rights
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Netherlands Quarterly Of Human Rights



Please email us at to suggest a useful link.