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Public International Law: International Law Abbreviations

More International Law Abbreviations

Cheat-sheet to International Law Abbreviations

A/  

General Assembly (UN document symbol.)

AChHPR

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

ACHR

American Convention on Human Rights

AEC

African Economic Community

ASIL

American Society of International Law

AU

African Union

CRC/C/

Committee on the Rights of the Child (UN document symbol)

CAT

Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

CEDAW

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

CISG

Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CRC

Convention on the Rights of the Child

COE

Council of Europe

DSB

Dispute Settlement Body

E/

Economic and Social Council (UN document symbol)

EC

European Community

ECHR

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

ECSC

European Coal and Steel Community

EEC

European Economic Community

EISIL

ASIL's Electronic Information System for International Law, www.eisil.org

 

ELJ

European Law Journal

EJIL

European Journal of International Law

ERG

ASIL’s Electronic Research Guide, http://www.asil.org/erg/

 

EU

European Union

GATS

General Agreement on Trade in Services

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

HRC

Human Rights Committee

HUDOC

Database of case law from the European Court of Human Rights, European Commission of Human Rights, and the Committee of Ministers

ICC

International Criminal Court

ICESCR

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

ICJ

International Court of Justice

ICSID

International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes

ICTR

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

ICTY

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

IHRR

International Human Rights Reports

IEL

International Environmental Law

ILC

International Law Commission

ILM

International Legal Materials

ILR

International Law Reports

IP

Intellectual Property

LNTS

League of Nations Treaty Series

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NATLEX

Database of national labor, social security, and human rights legislation

NGO

Non-government organization

OAS

Organization of American States

OAU

Organization for African Unity

OHADA

Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa

OJ

Official Journal of the European Communities

OSCE

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

PCIJ

Permanent Court of International Justice

RUD

Reservations, declarations, and understandings

SCSL

Special Court for Sierra Leone

TEU

Treaty on European Union

UN HRC

United Nations Human Rights Committee

UNAT

Administrative Tribunal of the United Nations

UNBISnet

UN Bibliographic Information System

UNCHR

United Nations Commission on Human Rights

UNCIO

United Nations Conference on International Organization

UNCITRAL

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNGA

United Nations General Assembly

UNSC

United Nations Security Council

UNSG

United Nations Secretary-General

UNTS

United Nations Treaty Series

UNYB

United Nations Yearbook

VCLT

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

WCT

World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Lex

World Intellectual Property Organization Intellectual Property Laws and Treaties Database

WPPT

World Intellectual Property Organization Performances and Phonograms Treaty

WTO

World Trade Organization

YBCA

Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration