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International Law in Domestic Courts [map]

This year marks the tenth anniversary of International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC). Created to be an innovative and valuable resource for research on the interpretation and application of international law, it shows how international law matters in practice. The database contains court decisions from nearly 100 countries which deal with an aspect of international law.

This map highlights the number of ILDC cases per country and pulls out a number of particularly interesting ones. Hover over the blue markers to see the case tallies, click on the yellow markers to display the number of cases within geographical regions, and click on the red markers to find out more about how courts have understood and applied international law on a number of important issues. 

Site News

January 10, 2017

10 New Cases

10 additional cases have been added to ORIL

December 9, 2016

Human Rights under Siege – reading list

In honour of International Human Rights Day, explore our collection of book chapters and blog posts relating to human rights protection

October 31, 2016

ILDC: Three Notable Cases

Gregor Novak, discusses the dual utility of domestic court decisions dealing with international law in three unique cases

October 26, 2016

The NATO-Treaty on Wheels?

Christian Djeffal examines the issues of static and evolutive treaty interpretation