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Welcome to Oxford Public International Law

Oxford Public International Law (OPIL) is a comprehensive, single location providing integrated access across our international law services, bringing you one step closer to the perfect research solution.

Our ground-breaking online resources work to speed up research and provide easy access to authoritative content, essential for anyone working in international law.

Human Rights Collection

Human Rights Day honours the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December, 1948.

Themed around the thirty articles of the UDHR, our free collection of book chapters, journal articles, and Max Planck Encyclopedia entries expand upon these key principles of human rights law, from the right to life, to the freedom of opinion and expression.

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January 13, 2020

ORIL Update

21 new cases have been added to ORIL.

January 10, 2020


3 new and 14 updated articles are now available on MPEPIL.

January 2, 2020

OXIO Update

6 new headnotes have been added to OXIO.

January 2, 2020

Top Ten Works on OPIL 2019

Explore excerpts and chapters from the top 10 most visited works across OPIL in 2019.