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United Nations Collection

The United Nations (UN) was established in 1945, with the signing of the UN Charter, and has one central mission: the maintenance of international peace and security. With 193 member states and two observer states, the UN is the largest and most internationally represented intergovernmental organization in the world.

To learn more about the United Nations, explore our collection of freely available chapters on key UN documents from across Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law, and browse a selection of related articles from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

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April 10, 2019

April 2019 Update

Five new titles have been added to OSAIL.

March 1, 2019

UN Collection

Explore the United Nations Collection featuring content from across OSAIL and MPEPIL.

December 4, 2018

International Law in Domestic Courts: A Casebook added to OSAIL

International Law in Domestic Courts: A Casebook now available on OSAIL.

November 30, 2018

Rome Statute at Twenty

Explore our collection of resources marking twenty years of the Rome Statute.