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International Dispute Settlement: Introduction

Sources of international courts and arbitral tribunals, cases and arbitral awards, and rules governing procedure.



Dispute Settlement


The purpose of this guide is to help you with research on international dispute settlement. It is heavily weighted toward litigation and arbitration, because they are considered to be the only two that are judicial, because litigation regularly publishes its results, and arbitration sometimes publishes its results.  There are other methods of international dispute settlement such as negotiation, enquiry, mediation, and conciliation, but their results are not available. The sources that are listed are collections of international court opinions and arbitral awards; links to the major international courts and arbitral tribunals; and the rules that govern the courts and arbitral tribunals.

There is one source that can direct you to all the sources, both online and paper, that are in all the UC libraries including the Law Library, our online catalog, which is called UCLID.  Directly below here is a search box for UCLID with instructions on its use: 

Search the UC Library Catalog

Always check UCLID first to see if a book is available in our library or another UC library. 

When you find a title through UCLID, the online catalog, that is owned by another library:

  • Click on the Request button. 
  • Enter your username and password
  • Select Law Library as your pick-up library
  • Click on the Submit button.

The book will be delivered to the Law Library and you will receive an email in your UC email account when it comes. Be aware that it may take 3 or more days to arrive. Note that if your pick-up location and request location are the same, the request is not processed. In other words, if a book is available in the law library, do not request it. Instead retrieve the book yourself and check it out.

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