About International law in Domestic Courts (ILDC)
International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) is an online service bringing together annotated case law from domestic courts on the application of international law and the relationship between international law and national law. ILDC is published by Oxford University Press (OUP) and forms part of the Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL).
About the ILDCILDC contributions are edited by a global network of scholars coordinated by the University of Amsterdam with Professor André Nollkaemper and Professor Erika de Wet as editors-in-chief. Professor Christof Heyns, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Pretoria, and former Director of the Centre for Human Rights is a member of the editorial board. Dr Magnus Killander, head of research at the Centre for Human Rights, is ILDC associate editor responsible for coordinating reporting from African countries. Dr Solomon Ebobrah is ILDC West Africa coordinator and Ms Salima Namusobya is ILDC East Africa coordinator.
The ILDC project organises conferences and seminars on the role of international law in litigation in Africa for lawyers and judges and training for reporters. A conference on International and human rights litigation in Africa was organised in connection with the African moot court competition in Lagos, Nigeria, in August 2009. A book based on the papers presented will be published by Pretoria University Law Press in August 2010. In 2010 four seminars for lawyers and judges will be organised in Uganda, South Africa, Benin and Nigeria.
ILDC is offered for free to African institutions!
ILDC Online is a subscription service but is offered for free to African universities, NGOs, law firms, courts etc.
If your institution would like to have free access to ILDC please contact:
- Dr Magnus Killander
ILDC Programme Manager
For more information on ILDC Online please visit: www.oxfordlawreports.com/help#about
Do you want to become an ILDC reporter?
We are continuously looking for more cases from Africa to include in ILDC. Cases should be relevant to the identification and interpretation of rules of international law or relevant to the reception and application of international law by states in their national legal orders. Any suggestions with a short summary of the case and, if possible, the text of the case in electronic version can be forwarded to Magnus Killander at the e-mail address above. Please indicate whether you would be willing to write a case note and commentary on the case.