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Article requests : * From a public international law standpoint, there is a grave absence in articles exist in the number of ICJ cases that do not yet have articles. Please go to the List of International Court of Justice cases to see which cases do not have an article. Also check those cases that have links, as some of them link to articles on a subject of the case instead of the case itself. It may be appropriate to make a separate page for the case.
Expand : * Hersch Lauterpacht: This page is woefully bare, especially given a feature article on the German language page about him. That page has over 40 notes and over half of those are in the English language. A translation that is good enough for the gist, if not gammatically correct, can be obtained by running the web address in Goggle Translate.
The Universal Postal Union is one the earliest, still existing, successful international organizations from the perspective of international law. However, there is not sufficient discussion on it's early history in the Overview section.
Léon Bourgeois is at start class. At a glance, his page in the French language wiki will likely have more information. He was a delegate from France to both Hague Peace Conference and the Paris Peace Conference, was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and President of the Assembly of the League of Nations. There is likely more of interest to this WikiProject to be added to Bourgeois' page.
Other : * Human Trafficking was not included in this Wikiproject until 2013/3/1 GST. It could at least use better organization (cleanup) and probably needs expansion. There is no discussion of peremptory norm or jus cogens status.
Slavery also was not included in this Wikiproject until 2013/3/1 GST. It should at least be reviewed.
Treaty name / Date / Treaty series citation / Pinpoint / Date of entry into force
For treaties to which states can consent to be bound after the date on which they were opened for signature, the full date on which the treaty was opened for signature should be cited. Otherwise, the date on which the treaty was signed by all of the parties should be included.
Example: The Antarctic Treaty, opened for signature 1 December 1959, 402 UNTS 71, art 7(2) (entered into force 23 June 1961).
If the states parties to a bilateral treaty do not appear in the title, they should be listed after the date and should be separated by an en-dash. It's not necessary to list the parties to a multilateral treaty.
Example: Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital, 20 November 1978, Canada-Romania, 1467 UNTS 241 (entered into force 29 December 1980).
Where applicable, one of the following should be cited: a primary international treaty series (for example, the United Nations Treaty Series ("UNTS"), the League of Nations Treaty Series ("LNTS")); an official treaty series of a state party (for example, the United Nations Treaties and Other International Agreements ("UST")); another international treaty series (for example, the Consolidated Treaty Series ("ConTS")). Parallel citations should not be used.
The following abbreviations should be used in pinpoint references to a treaty: Article (art); Articles (arts); Section (s); Sections (ss); Subsection (sub-s); Subsections (sub-ss); Paragraph (para); Paragraphs (paras); Schedule (sch); Schedules (schs); Appendix (app).
Example: Treaty Establishing the European Economic Community, opened for signature 25 March 1957, 298 UNTS 11, art 85(1) (entered into force 1 January 1958).
The International Court of Justice publishes its opinions in Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders (abbreviated to "ICJ Rep"). The Court also publishes Pleadings, Oral Arguments, Documents (abbreviated to "ICJ Pleadings").
Introductory articles such as "The" and the words "Case" or "Case Concerning" should be omitted.
Example: Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United Nations of America) (Merits) (1986) ICJ Rep 14.
Category:Diplomatic incidents is broader category than one that would contain only articles of interest to this WikiProject, but many of its articles cover incidents that do have bearing on international law and in a number of cases includes incidents that were the subject of international law cases.
Template:Infobox court case might be used for international awards, judgments, decision, etc., as well; however, it will at times be imperfect in the names in the field. This infobox refers to the court and to judge(s), and thus does not mesh perfectly with the nomenclature of arbitration panels, boundary commissions, etc. If someone tweak this infobox further, or make one for international tribunals, please do step up.