OSAIL – Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law provides online editions of leading classic reference works and treatises on a wide variety of topics on public international law, published by Oxford University Press.

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL) contains full-text online reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.

Books in the following four categories have been selected for inclusion:

  • Authoritative treatises, which continue to define their area of law
  • Black-letter reference works and commentaries, which will help you to answer practical questions about the law
  • Classic works on international law, which remain influential in their field today
  • Flagship publications, which provide innovative perspectives on current legal problems.

All titles are fully searchable and browsable by subject matter, title, and author, and are linked, via the Oxford Law Citator, to relevant case reports and articles within all of Oxford University Press’s online law products.

Twice a year new e-books are made available in this portal. All e-books are fully searchable and can be printed or downloaded in pdf. A list of available books can be consulted.

OSAIL is part of Oxford Public International Law which also provides access to the library’s subscription to:

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