Current day international law is a product of centuries of diplomacy, international relations, state practices, and war. 

If you are researching the development of international law in the 19th and 20th centuries, or perhaps attempting to trace the evolution of human rights law in the early modern period, it may be a significant research challenge to find and sift through all of the relevant primary and secondary resources. 

The law library now has access to a new database that will make your task alot easier. HeinOnline's History of International Law contains a vast number of books, journals, and primary materials on topics such as the theoretical and practical questions of war & peace, the Nuremberg Trials, law of the sea, international arbitration, and the Hague Conferences and Conventions. You'll be able to access the full text of major treaties and diplomatic documents, as well as commentary and analysis from leading scholars in the field.

Like all of Hein's collections, the interface and search features are intuitive and user friendly. For more help on searching  HeinOnline's  History of International Law, contact Sunil Rao, Foreign and International Law Librarian, at

Submitted by Sunil Rao, on March 8, 2023

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