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Foreign & International Law Resources Database

An online archive of some of the world’s most essential international law resources, including publications of the American Society of International Law, yearbooks, the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice series, U.S. Law Digests, and more.







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About the Foreign & International Law Resources Database

As international law continues to play a prominent role in the legal arena, access to an online database for researching this important field is essential. The inability to easily search across multiple international law titles in print format is now an afterthought with the availability of the Foreign and International Law Resources Database (FILRD). 

With HeinOnline’s FILRD, easily search or browse online through the treasures of some of the world’s best international law titles. Find in-depth coverage of publications of the American Society of International Law, prominent yearbooks from around the world, the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice Series, and publications from dozens of other highly respected publishers. The content is presented in eight parts, and continues to grow. 

As with other HeinOnline content, the database contains documents from inception in an image-based PDF and fully-searchable format, ensuring the authenticity of the original document while saving valuable time and effort for the international law researcher.

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Content Included in the Database

The Foreign & International Law Resources Database contains dozens of crucial research publications, with every title spanning back to inception and provided in an image-based PDF format. All of the titles included have been categorized and presented in eight parts. A sampling of the content can be found below.


Find publications from the American Society of International Law as well as yearbooks and serials from around the world, including: 

  • American Society of International Law Proceedings
  • Asian Yearbook of International Law
  • Australian Yearbook of International Law
  • Austrian Review of International and European Law
  • Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies
  • Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy
  • Finnish Yearbook of International Law
  • Human Rights, the Helsinki Accords, and the United States: Selected Executive and Congressional Documents
  • International Adjudications: Ancient and Modern History and Documents
  • International Community Law Review
  • Italian Yearbook of International Law
  • Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law
  • Polish Yearbook of International Law
  • Uniform Law Review
  • United Nations International Court of Justice Yearbook
  • United Nations Yearbook of the International Law Commission
  • And many more!

Including valuable content from Brill Publishers, a leading voice in multiple aspects of international law. Content dates back to inception and has a three-year moving wall. Titles include: 

  • African Yearbook of International Law
  • Baltic Yearbook of International Law
  • Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs
  • European Yearbook of Minority Issues
  • International Labour Law Reports
  • International Negotiation
  • Journal of International Peacekeeping
  • Review of Central and East European Law
  • Yearbook of Polar Law
  • And many more!

Sample titles include: 

  • Cumulative Digest of United States Practice in International Law, 1981-1988
  • Digest of International Law (Whiteman)
  • Digest of International Law (Hackworth)
  • Digest of International Law as Embodied in Diplomatic Discussions, Treaties, and Other International Agreements (Moore)
  • Digest of the Published Opinions of the Attorneys General, and of the Leading Decisions of the Federal Courts, with Reference to International Law, Treaties, and Kindred Subjects
  • History and Digest of the International Arbitrations to Which the United States Has Been a Party
  • And many more!

Titles include: 

  • Arbitration and the Hague Court
  • Hague Court Reports Comprising the Awards, Accompanied by Syllabi, the Agreements for the Arbitration, and Other Documents
  • Hague, Permanent Court of International Justice – Series A, A/B, B, C, D, E, F
  • Permanent Court of International Justice: A Treatise
  • Reports of International Arbitral Awards
  • And many more!

Titles include:

  • International Courts of Arbitration (Balch)
  • International Problems and Hague Conferences
  • Country Reports on Terrorism
  • North Atlantic Coast Fisheries at the Hague: Argument on Behalf of the United States
  • Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law
  • And many more!

Now Available:
American Series of Foreign Penal Codes

Titles in this series provide accurate English translations of historic penal codes of foreign countries. Each volume includes an introduction by a knowledgeable scholar in the particular country’s penal system. Countries include: Argentina, Colombia, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Korea, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, and others.

The Court of Justice of the European Communities is the most important court in Western Europe. It has decision-making power in all matters involving the existence and operation of the European Communities, and its jurisdiction in such matters extends to all member-countries. The Reports of this court, which began publication in 1954, are considered the official source of its judgments and other decisions. 

More than 511,000 pages and 10,000 cases dating back to 1953 are available in Part VI of HeinOnline’s Foreign & International Law Resources Database.

The International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) is committed to protecting the human rights of all people on a global level and educating future legal professionals about the means and methods of doing so. Featured in this subcollection is M. Cherif Bassiouni, the founding member of the IHRLI. 

This most recent HeinOnline subcollection contains dozens of titles from this essential organization, including: 

  • Compilation of Legislative Laws and Regulations of Select Arab Legal Systems
  • Demand Dynamics: The Forces of Demand in Global Sex Trafficking
  • International Extradition: United States Law and Practice
  • International Instruments on Human Rights
  • Legal Terminology Glossary
  • Public Freedoms and Democracy
  • Report on the Yugoslavia War Crimes Database Project
  • And many more!

Developed in collaboration with the Law Library of Congress, the Law Library of Congress Reports is an exclusive database boasting a collection of more than 3,500 meticulously crafted reports on foreign, comparative, and international law. These reports have been compiled in response to requests from Members of Congress, Congressional staff and committees, the federal courts, executive branch agencies, and other institutions, making this collection an indispensable tool for legal researchers.

The Law Reports cover a vast range of subject areas relevant around the world, including:

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