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Paper Topic Selection: International: ASIL & UN

Sources to identify international law developments.

American Society of International Law

American Society of International Law & United Nations

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) offers ASIL Insights on hot topics.  ASIL's main page also features AJIL Unbound (short essays), podcasts, recent program videos and announcements of upcoming events.  TIP: Use the search feature on ASIL's home page to find pertinent material. 

TIP: The United Nations General Assembly created the International Law Commission (ILC) to "initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of ... encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification."  The ILC's website highlights/links to topics that are part of its current work program and links to its most recent annual Report.                                                                                          

UN News 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:

Global Issues 

Also, the UN provides collections of sources concerning:

Human Rights

Humanitarian Aid

International Law