Legal Research Links
Selected UN Web Sites and Directories
The judicial organ of the United Nations.
This Web site is being created by the Advance Team of the International Criminal Court. The court was established by the Rome Statute of the International Court, which was entered into force on July 1, 2002. For additional information about this court and the statute that created it, you can visit the United Nations' Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Web page.
An alphabetical index of UN sites. No keyword search mechanism is provided, so use your browser's "find" function if you wish to search using a keyword.
Linking the Web sites of various departments and their divisions..
United Nations Human Rights Web sites - see the many links included on our Human Rights page.
UN Documents and Research Sources
Searches UN documents.
Maintained by the UN, this site provides access to UN documents available on UN Web sites. Includes links to documents produced by the UN General Assembly, Security Council, Economic & Social Council, Secretariat, International Court of Justice and the Trusteeship Council. If you can't find particular documents you are looking for, try the "Readex AccessUN" site, listed below. Not all UN documents are available on the Web, but if you have document citations you can ask our Reference Librarians where you might be able to obtain the documents. The CUNY School of Law Library does have selected UN documents relating to human rights and disarmament in its microfiche collection.
Indexing is it's primary function, but it also includes the full-text of selected documents. If the particular documents you want are not available in full-text on this database, note the citations and ask our Reference Librarians where you might be able to obtain the documents. Many UN documents are also available in full-text from the UN Documentation Centre Web site, listed above.
An excellent research guide maintained by the American Society of International Law.
A guide prepared by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library that "provides an overview of the various types of documents and publications issued by the Organization (e.g, reports, resolutions, meeting records, sales publications, press releases) and gives guidance on how to work with them. This is an excellent introduction to UN research.
A guide to UN research provided by Yale University. Some databases and materials referenced are specific to Yale's collection, but it's a good research guide for anyone.