International Law in Domestic Courts

International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) is a database of domestic cases concerning international law, from more than seventy jurisdictions, with commentary. It is a module of the online service Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL), produced by Oxford University Press.

Access

ILDC via ORIL is available onsite and offsite to academic members of the Library. For more information about remote access to databases, click here.

Content

The ILDC module of Oxford Reports on International Law currently contains more than 1200 cases, from about 70 different jurisdictions.  Each case comes with scholarly commentary. Judgments are in their original languages, with translations of key extracts from non-English judgments into English.  Most, but not all, of the content dates from the twenty-first century.

To access ILDC from the ORIL homepage, click on 'Browse All', select the module from the options on the left (under 'Narrow your Choices'), then click on 'Update'.

Searching

once you have selected the ILDC module on the 'Browse All' screen (see above), use the 'Search within results' option on the left to restrict your search to ICGJ. 

The Search and Advanced Search options at the top of the screen do not allow users to specify a particular module, but the Advanced Search facility may be used to search the whole of ORIL by jurisdiction, subject and other criteria.

Browsing

From the 'Browse All' screen, having selected the ILDC module, users can browse by jurisdiction, subject, type of case (international court decision or arbitration case), state party and/or date.

Help Files

Help files and FAQs are available via a link at the top of the screen. The information provided applies to the entire ORIL database, not just to the ILDC module.