The Hague Academy of International Law was founded in 1923 as an institution for the study and teaching of Public and Private International Law and related subjects. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. From its founding, top names in international law have taught at the Hague Academy and their research has been published as the Collected Courses since 1923 by the Dutch publisher Martinus Nijhoff, now part of Brill Publishers. It is one of the most important collections of international legal research anywhere. The Osgoode Library has always had a complete collection of the Collected Courses in print; we now have the entire collection of the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy in digital format as part of the Brill Online service.
This collection includes the following publications from the Hague Academy:
- Collected Courses: Since 1923, the top names in international law have taught at the Hague Academy of International Law. All the volumes of the Collected Courses, which have been published since 1923, are available.
- Periodical Indexes: Including from Volume 210 onwards, the periodical indexes are published for every ten volumes of the Collected Courses.
- Workshops: These are the official publications from the Workshops that the academy organizes.
- The Law Books of the Academy: This is a collection of works published by the Centre for Studies and Research that has been of particular interest and originality, which also includes the reports of the Directors of Studies together with the articles by the researchers.
The collection can be searched by author, subject or keyword. A guide to searching the Bill Online services is available here.