International Criminal Law

International Criminal Law is a module of the online service Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL), produced by Oxford University Press. It consists of decisions by international criminal courts and tribunals.


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

To access the International Criminal Law 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'.


International Criminal Law (ICL) covers all significant decisions by the International Criminal Court, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia and the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal.  Some of the reports include analysis of the decision by ORIL's experts.


Once you have selected the International Criminal Law module on the 'Browse All' screen (see above), use the 'Search within results' option on the left to restrict your search to ICL. 

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.


From the 'Browse All' screen, having selected the International Criminal Law module, users can browse by jurisdiction, subject, 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 the International Criminal Law module.