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What's in this Guide

This guide is a starting point for research in Public International Law at the UNM Law Library.  International law applies to the conduct of states and international organizations (such as the United Nations) in their relations with one another.  Topics of public international law include: law of the sea; law of treaties; state jurisdiction; customary law; and the law of the Charter of the United Nations. This guide focuses on law of treaties, state jurisdiction, customary law and human rights.

It includes both primary and secondary materials, in both print and electronic formats.  If you have any questions, please contact the Law Library’s  reference desk at (505) 277-0935 or at

Accessing Resources in this Guide:

This research guide contains links to a wide variety of information sources, some of which can be accessed by all researchers, free of charge. However, access rights will vary. Please see the icon located after each resource description for more information. 

If you are unable to access a resource due to these limitations, ask your local library about access options.

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