Since there is no overall legislature or law-creating body, international legal research requires the use of a wide variety of sources.
Sources of international law include:
Researchers in international law may apply these sources though not necessarily in this order. In fact, it is often most efficient to begin your research with secondary sources.
This guide covers international law which is the law between and among countries. For example, if there is a dispute between Canada and the United States, the international courts may step in to resolve the dispute.
If you're looking for a statute or case from another country (e.g. a French bankruptcy law or Canadian Supreme Court case) use our Foreign Law libguide.
Foreign and International content is limited and varies greatly between the the major U.S. legal databases.