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International Law: International Law

This guide contains resources and guidance to help students find international legal materials.

International Law


The concept of international law refers to a body of rules established by general principles, customary practices or norms, bilateral and multilateral treaties and judicial decisions that govern the relationships between nations.

This page contains a list of recommended resources for students researching international law, public international law and customary international law.


Search for the keyword 'International Law' in the Library Catalogue to view our general books collection – which includes textbooks. You can try a more specific keyword, for example: 'Public International Law' or 'Customary International Law'.

Recommended books

International Law - Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives
International Law
The Cambridge Companion to International Law
International Law
Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law
International Law
Textbook on International Law
Customary International Law - A New Theory with Practical Applications
Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law
International Law
Custom, Power and the Power of Rules - International Relations and Customary International Law
Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It
Cases and Materials on International Law
Peremptory Norms in International Law
Sources of State Practice in International Law
International and Foreign Legal Research
The Nature of Customary Law
Oppenheim's International Law
International law : Contemporary Principles and Practices
Customary International Law and Treaties
Law among Nations



Research guides

These guides on international law have been developed by various law libraries and law research institutions around the world:

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