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LAW International Law

This guide is intended to provide resources to help with your international legal research, not for foreign jurisdictions.

About the International Law Guide

This guide is designed to assist your research for your international law and treaty research. It does not include conducting legal research in foreign countries or for comparative law. This guide will provide access to a vast array of print and electronic resources available through the library. This will help you get started by suggesting appropriate legal and interdisciplinary resources. To find help locating the cases and decisions of foreign jurisdictions, use the following guides: 

Databases may be restricted to University of Calgary users or to Faculty of Law users. Should you need any further assistance with your research, please call 403-220-7274 or e-mail:

Treaty Definitions


  • International law = The legal system governing the relationships between countries; more modernly, the law of international relations, embracing not only countries but also such participants as international organizations and individuals (Black's Law Dictionary 11th ed 2019).
  • Foreign law = The law of another state or of a foreign country (Black's Law Dictionary 11th ed 2019).