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Legal Research Guide

This guide is designed as practical, self-guided tool intended to facilitate your legal research through the most relevant, quality and reliable sources.

The UN Library & Archives Geneva maintains and provides access to a unique and invaluable collection of international law resources.

This guide is designed to facilitate your legal research in our Library's print collections and selected subscribed and open-access legal databases.  Find here our recommended sources for: jurisprudence and legislation from national, regional and international levels; international agreements; official documentation of the UN and other international organizations; and scholarly books and journal articles.

Our Librarians also continuously work to curate and update resource lists on special topics - for instance, climate change and law - and make recommendations for resources related to international conferences and the work of the International Law Commission

In Memoriam: Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

This is very gratifying, because you know the erosion of time takes everything away. But when you know that young people learn and identify themselves with the cause that has driven us to do this, there is a feeling of continuity in time. That younger people are taking this flag that once we took up, and they'll take this fight on in the future-and continue to defend human rights for the years to come.

-- H.E. Judge Antônio Augusto CANÇADO TRINDADE (2009*)


Antônio Augusto CANÇADO TRINDADE, was born in Brazil, on 17 September 1947 and passed away on 29 May 2022. He had been a Judge on the International Court of Justice since 6 February 2009 and was the Former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. He dedicated his whole life to international human rights law and practice. Today, we remember Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade with sorrow for this loss.

Lectures in the Audiovisual Library of International Law

Individual Opinions of Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade

In a 2009 interview*, Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade listed the following three advisory opinions as those of which he was most proud during his career in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights:

* Cited interview:

Tanner, Lauri R. "Interview with Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade, Inter-American Court of Human Rights." Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4, 2009, pp. 985-1005.

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