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Announcing the Launch of Oxford Public International Law

July 23, 2013

Oxford University Press launches and re-launches the three essential online products for public international law. All three services will be searchable and browsable in one place on Oxford Public International Law.

Announcing the launch of

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International law

Oxford’s unrivalled reference works available online

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL) brings a major new dimension to our offerings for scholars and practitioners working in public international law. For the first time, Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treaties published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.

All titles are fully searchable and browsable by subject matter, title and author, and are linked, via the Oxford Law Citator, to relevant case reports and articles within all of Oxford University Press’s online law products. With integrated access across our international law services the researcher is now one step closer to the perfect research solution. OSAIL will launch with 30 titles, with 15 titles added twice a year. Titles include:

  • Oppenheim’s International Law
  • Rosalyn Higgins’ Problems and Process
  • Commentaries on the UN Charter and the Statute of the ICJ
  • Commentary on the Torture Convention by Manfred Nowak
  • McNair’s Law of Treaties
  • Oxford Handbooks on international law topics

In addition to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International law, Oxford is also re-launching Oxford Reports on International Law(ORIL) and the Max Plank Encyclopedia of Public International Law(MPEPIL)

“The launch of Oxford Public International Law marks a breakthrough in our aim to make international law research comprehensive and seamless. The combination of case law, reference materials, and leading commentaries, all cross-searchable, inter-linked, and indexed according to a common subject taxonomy should provide users with an ideal starting point for scholarly international law research.” [John Louth, Editor-in-Chief, Academic Law Books, Journals, and Online at OUP]

Oxford Reports on International Law

The full scope of international case law – expertly analysed and inter-linked.

Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) has set new standards for currency and coverage of public international case law, reporting on international courts, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. The case reports include the full text of each decision, headnote as well as analytical commentary and English translations of key non-English decisions. With reports on over 4,000 cases, Oxford Reports on International Law is now rightly regarded as a must-have resource for the international law researcher. It will be updated daily with approximately 20-40 cases added per month.


The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

The definitive reference work on public international law the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law is a comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by an incomparable team of over 800 scholars and practitioners, published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and updated regularly, this major reference work is essential for anyone researching or teaching international law.



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Purchasing and Subscription Information

OSAIL:  Available on institutional subscription.

ORIL: Available on institutional subscription. Five modules are available separately, or in combination. ICGJ is offered free of charge with any subscription.

MPEPIL: Available on institutional and individual subscription. This is our lowest priced law resource.