International Courts of General Jurisdiction is a module of the online service Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL), produced by Oxford University Press. It consists of cases from the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of International Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
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To access the International Courts of General Jurisdiction module 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'.
The International Courts of General Jurisdiction (ICGJ) module covers all contentious and advisory cases from the International Court of Justice, Permanent Court of International Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and Permanent Court of Arbitration.
Once you have selected the ICGJ 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 ORIL by jurisdiction, subject and other criteria.
From the 'Browse All' screen, having selected the International Courts of General Jurisdiction module, users can browse by jurisdiction, subject, type of case (international court decision or arbitration case), state party and/or date.
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 this module.