United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law

The United Nations Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs launched the Audiovisual Library of International Law one year ago today.

"The United Nations Audiovisual Library is a unique, multimedia resource which provides the United Nations with the unprecedented capacity to provide high quality international law training and research materials to an unlimited number of recipients on a global level."

The Audiovisual Library has three main parts:

  • Historic Archives -- contains resources relating to the negotiation and adoption of the significant legal instruments under the auspices of the United Nations and related agencies since 1945;
  • Lecture Series -- features a permanent collection of lectures on a variety of subjects of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different countries and legal systems; and
  • Research Library -- provides links to treaties, jurisprudence, publications and documents, scholarly writings and research guides.

The Audiovisual Library is available to all for free.