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Happy 10th Birthday ILDC

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Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) turns 10 this year. ILDC was created in 2006 and was the first module launched of the Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) service. By collecting together and analysing court decisions on key issues of international law, it has revolutionised research on the interpretation and application of international law at the national level. ILDC now features over 1600 judgments from nearly 100 countries. Under the editorship of André Nollkaemper and August Reinisch, managing editor Belinda Macmahon, as well as former editor Erika de Wet, a global network of reporters selects cases from their local jurisdictions, puts the decisions into context, and explains their impact. Over the past decade, ILDC has shown how international law works in practice and opened up new, exciting avenues of research.

ORIL has gone on to set new standards for currency and coverage of public international case law, reporting on international courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. Case reports contain the full text of each decision, as well as analytical commentary and English translations of a number of key non-English decisions. ORIL is now rightly regarded as a must-have resource for the international law researcher.

To celebrate 10 years of ILDC, explore our collection of insightful editorial articles, chronicling the early development of OUP's first online law resource, to the top 10 most consulted ILDC cases of today. 

ILDC at 10Discover more about the early development of ILDC, in this introductory article by editors-in-chief André Nollkaemper and August Reinisch, former editor-in-chief Erika de Wet, and OUP’s John Louth.

Birgit Peters, Associate Editor for ILDC (Universität Rostock) discusses the contribution of national courts to the international law on state immunity from civil jurisdiction.

Explore the top 10 most consulted ILDC cases, and learn what makes these cases particularly fascinating to practitioners and scholars alike.

Christian Djeffal, examines the rise of treaty making since 1945, and the issues of static and evolutive treaty interpretation before the German Federal Constitutional Court, in The NATO-Treaty on Wheels? 

Gregor Novak, Associate Editor for ILDC (University of Vienna) examines three notable cases from Canada, Germany, and Japan, illustrating the dual utility of domestic court decisions dealing with international law.


Learn more about LAW10: 10 Years of Online Law Publishing from Oxford 


Watch our ILDC videos with the Editors in Chief of our online law resource