News today of an ambitious transnational legal research project, International Law in Domestic Courts, run as a global collaborative venture, out of an OUP backbone. It’s an online law reporting service focusing on the salience of international law issues before domestic courts.
It has local reporters covering over 50 countries, and yet more are being recruited all the time. The service aims to bring to light the full range of domestic jurisprudence not just from the Commonwealth, Western Europe, and the USA, but also from Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. ILDC makes it possible to find relevant case law on particular points, as well as to compare how these issues have been dealt with in different jurisdictions.
Traditional headnotes supplemented by analytical commentary on each case by domestic legal experts explaining the domestic legal frameworks behind each case;
Full texts of all decisions in the original language;
Translations of all non-English language decisions;
Searchable by keyword or full text search;
Initially includes an archive going back to the start of 2000;
Fortnightly updates of new cases and subsequent developments.
With a growing network of national reporters, covering over 70 jurisdictions already, the service aims to bring to light the full range of domestic jurisprudence not only from Western Europe, the Commonwealth and North America, but also from Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Central and South America. ILDC will enable users to find relevant case law on particular points of law, as well as to compare how those issues have been dealt with in different jurisdictions.
Informing legal scholars, practitioners, policy makers and other interested parties about the domestic interpretation and application of international law.
Tracking the development of customary international law and the interpretation of treaties by domestic jurisdictions.
Coverage of subjects relating to, among others, jurisdiction and immunities, state responsibility. international human rights law, international criminal law, international environmental law, international trade law, and dispute resolution.
Exploring the impact of domestic reception of international law on the unity or fragmentation of international law.
The Editors-in-Chief are André Nollkaemper and Erika de Wet at the Amsterdam Center for International Law. Paul Eden of Sussex and Professor J C Barker are the English editors. Does anyone know who’s handling Canada?