In this Guide
This guide aims to give a brief introduction to the Library's holdings on international economic law. Please consult the Library Catalogue and the List of Current Serials for complete information on current titles and locations. If you require further assistance please contact us.
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Introduction to the Library Catalogue
This Subject Guide only lists a selection of Library resources on International Economic Law. To find additional resources you will need to search the Library Catalogue, which covers the complete holdings of the Library. It is possible to search for books, journals and series of law reports by author, title or keyword. Please note it is not possible to search for individual chapters, journal articles or legislation (e.g. individual Acts or SIs).
IALS Library is mainly open access and readers are able to browse the shelves in the main collection. There are two main exceptions to this:
- Older items (marked RES or Depository on the catalogue record) are kept in the closed basement.
- Key texts for LLM students are often kept in the Short Loan collection.
Please request these at the Library Enquiry Desk on the 4th Floor.
For more information on understanding the catalogue record and further guidance on the location of materials please refer to our guide Classmarks and the Location of Resources in the Library.
The Library classifies textbooks either by jurisdiction (GO13, GA2 etc.) or according to subject area, examples of which include Comparative Law (SB), Public International Law (SG) and Private International Law/ Conflict of Laws (SH). Textbooks on Common Law topics for Common Law jurisdictions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, USA) are shelved in a special section (SJ). All classmark sections have a FOL section for oversize volumes, which is located on the same floor of the Library.
When you are searching the Library Catalogue for books, please note that only the current edition is held on the open shelves or in the Short Loan collection. IALS has a rich collection of previous editions held in the closed basement and these will display a Depository number on the catalogue. Please request previous editions from the Issue & Enquiry Desk on the 4th floor.
International Economic Law material is shelved at SG75
The following list represents a selection of textbooks on international economic law . Please check the catalogue records for further information and location:
Bossche, P. Van den Law and policy of the World Trade Organization 2nd ed. 2008
Brownlie, I. Brownlie’s principles of public international law 8th ed. 2012
Carr, I. International trade law 5th ed. 2014
Carr, I. & Goldby, M. International trade law: Statutes & conventions 2011-2013. 7th ed. 2012
Chuah, J. Law of international trade: cross-border commercial transactions 5th ed. 2013
Dolzer, R. & Schreuer, C. Principles of international investment law 2nd ed. 2012
Douglas, Z. International law of investment claims. 2009
Lester, S. et al. World trade law: text materials & commentary 2nd ed. 2012
Jackson, J., Davey, W & Sykes, A. Legal problems of international economic relations 5th ed. 2008
Lowenfeld, A. International economic law 2nd ed. 2008
Oppenheim, L. Oppenheim's international law: Vol. 1 Peace. ed. Jennings & Watts 9th ed. 1992
Pescatore, P. et al. Handbook of WTO/GATT dispute settlement 1991
Qureshi, A.H. International economic law 3rd ed. 2011
Qureshi, A.H. Perspectives in international economic law 2002
Schreuer, C. & Binder, C. ed. International investment law for the 21st century: essays in honour of Christoph Schreuer 2009
Sornarajah, M. International law on foreign investment 3rd ed. 2010
Simma, B. The Charter of the United Nations: commentary 3rd ed. 2012
Shihata, I. The world bank in a changing world: selected essays 2000
Spero, J & Hart, J. The politics of international economic relations 6th ed. 2003
Trebilcock, M. Regulation of international trade 4th ed. 2013
Trebilcock, M. Advanced introduction to international trade law rev. ed. 2015
Wood, Philip Regulation of international finance. 2nd ed. 2007
IALS Library holds a wide selection of current serial titles on international economic law from many different jurisdictions. These are located on all floors of the Library. Some titles are only in printed volumes while others or available in both formats. For more detailed help, please refer to the guide on Finding journal articles. The following titles focus particularly on international economic law but there may be relevant articles in less specialised journals.
Legislation and law reports
If you are interested in legislation or cases concerning international economic law issues in specific countries you will need to consult the legislation or law reports for that jurisdiction.
Consult the List of Serials and Library Catalogue to find the general classmark for the country you require. Consult consolidations of legislation, digests or indexes to trace particular acts or cases.
Academic users may also use databases like Lexis/Westlaw to find UK, US, EU or international decisions. For further information please refer to the Electronic Law Library or ask at the Library Enquiry Desk.
Please refer to the serials section of this guide to find relevant law report series.
Free internet sources
Eagle-i is an internet portal maintained and updated by IALS library staff. It allows you to search for quality web resources on international economic law http://126.96.36.199/dbtw-wpd/textbase/searchEI.htm
The following represent a sample of the available quality individual web resources on international economic law:
ASIL international electronic resource guide: international economic law
EISIL electronic information system for international law: international economic law
OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development). Legal Instruments
Journal of international economic law. Archive of contents post 1998
WTO and GATT Research. Libguide provided by the NYU Law Library, USA