Giving Peace a Chance: The Formation and Development of the United Nations

American History, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Relations of the U.S., International Law, Law Journal Library, United Nations, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

The United Nations was born out of the most devastating conflict in world history—World War II. Learn about the history and development of the international organization while exploring HeinOnline’s United Nations Law Collection.

About the United Nations Law Collection

This database offers researchers a complete online international law database featuring exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications.

Finding aids and additional features make it easy to access UN treaties by performing standard searches, entering UNTS citations, or by linking to treaties cited in law review articles.


UNITED NATIONS LAW COLLECTION


A History of the United Nations


THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS

The 1914 assassination of Austro-Hungarian heir Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked a domino effect that resulted in the First World War…

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The November 11 Armistice: Marking an End to the Great War

American History, Foreign Affairs, International Law, Law Journal Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

More than 100 years ago today, Germany signed its armistice with the Allied Powers, effectively ending World War I. The devastation resulting from “the war to end all wars” forever transformed the global political, economic, and cultural landscape. This Veterans Day, join HeinOnline in discovering the causes, major events, and effects of World War I using the primary sources themselves.


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    World Treaty Library

    This monumental collection brings together Rohn…

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The Nuremberg Trials and Their Profound Impact on International Law

Criminal Justice, Foreign Affairs, Highlights in History, Human Rights, International Law, Law, Law Journal Library, World Treaty Library
Tara Kibler

Seventy-three years ago today, the International Military Tribunal of the Nuremberg trials prosecuted the major parties responsible for the Holocaust and other World War II atrocities. The creation of the Nuremberg trials, their framework, and their outcomes were not only unprecedented but highly controversial. Learn about the trials and their impact with HeinOnline’s History of International Law database.

History of International Law*
Equipped with nearly 2,000 titles and more than 1.2 million pages of content dating back to 1690, History of International Law covers a variety of subjects such as war and peace, law of the sea, international arbitration, events at the Hague…

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Foreign & International Content in HeinOnline

Exploring HeinOnline, International Law
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline has a reputation as a go-to source for United States statutory documents and government publications, but the database also contains an incredible amount of content related to international law and international relations. In the Law Journal Library alone, nearly 700 journals are published outside of the United States. To find out which journals are published in each country, click Country from the browse options on the collection homepage:

Select any country for its corresponding list of journals.

Using the Browse Collections by Category option from the Welcome Page

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New Journal is Dedicated to the History of International Law

Current Content, International Law, Jus Gentium
Benjamin Boron

Jus Gentium Journal of International Legal History, published by Talbot Publishing an imprint of the Lawbook Exchange LTD, is the first journal in the United States dedicated to addressing the history of international law. Much modern scholarship on the history of international law is preoccupied not with international law, but with the international legal doctrine; the doctrinal writings of remarkably few individuals dominate the discourse while the rest remain unseen or overlooked. Jus Gentium encourages the further exploration in the archives for new materials and confirmation of the accuracy of past accounts, while simultaneously welcoming the reassessment of international legal history in all dimensions.

Also included with a subscription to Jus Gentium are these four titles from the Lawbook Exchange:

1. On the History of International Law and International Organization: Collected Papers of Sir Paul Vinogradoff…

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