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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 -


  • 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

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