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Paper Topic Selection: International & Comparative: ASIL & UN

Sources to identify developments concerning international law and foreign law.

American Society of International Law

American Society of International Law & United Nations

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) offers Insights on hot topics.  On ASIL's main page, it features selected Insights, blog posts and recent program videos.  TIP: Use the search feature on ASIL's home page to find pertinent material.

TIP: While investigating paper topics, many students also have consulted ASIL's subject-arranged research guide: Electronic Resource Guide for International Law

UN News Centre highlights many UN developments and categorizes news by topic (including Climate Change, Economic Development, Law and Crime Prevention, Migrants and Refugees, Peace and Security, and Women).  It also categorizes news by region of the world.

The website of the United Nations highlights:

Meetings Coverage and Press Releases

Global Issues (including Africa, Ageing, AIDS, Children, Climate Change, Food, Health, Human Rights, International Law and Justice, Oceans and the Law of the Sea, Peace and Security, Refugees, Water and Women). 

Also, the UN provides collections of sources concerning:

Human Rights

Humanitarian Aid

International Law