International Legal Resources

"ECOLEX" (A gateway to international environmental law) (
--A source for treaties, national legislation, court decisions, and literature.

"EISIL" (Electronic Information System for International Law) (

"ENTRI" (Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators) (

"EUR-Lex" (
---A portal to European Union law, including full-text treaties, directives, regulations, preparatory acts, and case law published in the Official Journal (O.J.).

Fletcher's Multilaterals Project (
-- A resource for multilateral treaties of a variety of different subjects, as well as a chronological list of treaties.  No longer maintained; contents archived.

GlobaLex (
--A resource for guides on foreign, comparative and international law as well as information for building foreign, comparative and international law library collections.

International Court of Justice (ICJ) (
-- Access to the basic documents, decisions since 1947, docket, and general information of the ICJ.

International Criminal Court (ICC) (
-- A resource for information about the International Criminal Court and press releases since its inception.

Legal Information Institute's Law by Source: Global (

LOC's "Nations of the World" (
-- A portal to the digitized laws of nations of the world, which are organized alphabetically. Use link to Nations of the World located in middle of page to click through to the database.

"NATLEX" (International Labor Organization (

Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General (
-- A source for multilateral treaties through the UN, which are organized by topic or full-text searchable.

Senate Treaty Actions (
-- A resource for treaties with floor status actions in the current Congress.

Treaties in Force (TIF) (U.S. Dep't of State) (
-- A List of Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States in Force on January 1, 2011. A source for the index by the Dep't of State to bilateral and multilateral treaties where the U.S. is a party (Part I - Bilateral Treaties and Other Agreements and Part II - Multilateral Treaties and Other Agreements).

Treaty Actions (Dep't of State) (
-- A resource for the most current actions taken by particular nations related to international bilateral and multilateral agreements to which the United States is a party. Treaty Actions are indexed by year. Information provided by the Department of Treaty Affairs.

Treaty Text and Treaty Status (THOMAS) (
-- A source for treaty texts and treaty status with complete coverage back to the 94th Congress.

UN Treaty Collections (
-- A resource for full-text treaties in the United Nations Treaty Collection from 1946 - 2010.  Use the UNTS link for the full text of over 200,000 treaties, both bilateral and multilateral.  Use the MTDSG link to check the status of over 550 major multilateral treaties.

UNBISNet (UN Bibliographic Records) (
-- Access to the bibliographic records, voting records, and index to speeches, which are all keyword searchable or browsable through a list search.

UN Resolutions and Documents (UN Documentation Centre) (
-- A resource for full-text General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and Secretariat documentation.

US Free Trade Agreements  (
-- A source for U.S. free trade agreements with 20 countries, including USMCA.

World Bank Doing Business Law Library (
-- A World Bank resource for business laws and regulations that cover over 183 economies. Focus is on 10 select topics ranging from "starting a business" and "employing workers" to "paying taxes."

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) (
-- The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by Legal Information Institutes and other organizations.

Yale's Avalon Project (
-- Full-text access to digitized documents in law, history, and diplomacy from pre-18th century to the present, including treaties and international agreements.