Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

PPIRS International Law Resources

LibGuide created for July 23, 2021 Webinar: Fundamntals of International Law: Overview of International Courts & Case Law

Legal Terms and Acronyms

International Law -

  • Defines the legal responsibilities of States in their conduct with each other, and their treatment of individuals within State boundaries
  • Regulates the global commons, such as the environment, international waters, outer space, global communications, and world trade. (Source: UN What is International Law?)

Foreign Law -

Acronyms:

  • ICJ - International Court of Justice
  • PCIJ - Permanent Court of International Justice (Predecessor to the ICJ, 1922-1946)
  • ICC - International Criminal Court
  • IGO - International Government Organizations
  • UN - United Nations

Legal Abbreviations and Acronym Resources: