The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, is an excellent starting point for research on virtually all subjects in international law.
A product of Oxford University Press in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International law, the encyclopedia was first published in print between 1991 and 2001. The online version includes material from the paper edition, plus online only articles authored since 2001. The database is peer reviewed, and is updated regularly.
The online edition can be searched (via the Advanced Search option) by subject, author, or title. Alternatively, the researcher can browse alphabetically -- as with as with any encyclopedia -- topics such as "Abuse of Rights," "Prisoners of War," or "Warsaw Treaty Organization."
Articles are cross referenced and liked to other articles in the database. Each entry includes a bibliography with links to full text sources, as well links to the text of relevant primary documents.
The Oxford Law Citator -- which is common to all Oxford University Press online products -- is another useful feature, allowing the researcher to find links to cases, articles and other materials related to the particular entry.
Submitted by Sunil Rao, on October 23, 2013
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