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Research Support Guide for Law Postgraduate Students and Academic Staff

Research support assistance and useful library resources for Postgraduate students and Academic Staff

United Nations Database

Click on the image below to access the UN Database:

Treaty Collections

Council of Europe Treaty Collection

The text of all Council of Europe treaties, their explanatory reports, the status of signatures and ratifications, the declarations and reservations made by States, as well as the notifications issued by the Treaty Office since 2005, are available on this website.

Avalon Project from Yale Law School

This project provides digital copies of historical diplomacy documents including treaties.


This site collects laws, treaties, cases, journals, and other materials from around the world. It covers both foreign and international law.

UN Documentation


University of the Western Cape,

Robert Sobukwe Road,



Tel: 021 959 2946