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 (continually updated), plus online only articles
authored since 2001(also updated regularly.) The database is peer reviewed.
The online edition can be searched (via the Advanced Search option) by subject, author, title or full text. 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 linked 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 September 15, 2015
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