Systematic Classification

The systematic classification was originally designed by Elsa Oppenheim, daughter of the famous international lawyer Jacques Oppenheim. It was published for the first time in 1916 in the Catalogue de la bibliothèque du Palais de la paix. This in-house systematic classification of international law was modernised and updated as of January 1, 2016. Unfortunately, the systematic classification is no longer supported by our current library automatisation system. Nevertheless, the systematic classification still reflects our Collection Profile in full extent. It supports your search with regard to content and is divided into the following sections:

 

000.01 Public international law

000.02 Binding force, sanctions

000.03 Comprehensive studies, manuals

000.04 Institutions and associations

000.05 International law and municipal law

000.06 State practice

000.07 The Hague Academy of International Law

 

003.01 History of international law

003.02 Principles

 

006.01 Sources of international law

006.02 Codification and progressive development of international law

006.03 Customary international law

006.04 Jus cogens, erga omnes obligations

006.05 Treaties

 

009.01 Subjects of international law

009.02 Individuals

009.03 Non-State entities

009.04 States

 

012.01 Responsibility and liability

012.02 State responsibility

 

015.01 Territory and jurisdiction

015.02 Boundary questions, territorial questions

015.03 Colonies, dependencies, decolonization

015.04 International commons, common heritage of mankind

015.05 International waterways

015.06 Succession of States

 

018.01 Sea

018.02 Archipelagoes, bays, gulfs, islands, rocks

018.03 Contiguous zone, continental shelf

018.04 Deep sea, seabed

018.05 Exclusive Economic Zone

018.06 Fisheries

018.07 High seas

018.08 Internal waters, territorial waters

018.09 Mare liberum, Mare clausum

018.10 Marine environment

018.11 Settlement of disputes

018.12 Straits

 

024.01 Air law

024.02 Space law

 

025.01 Polar regions

025.02 Arctic

025.03 Antarctica

025.04 Greenland

025.05 Spitsbergen

 

027.01 Organs of the States for their international relations

027.02 Extraterritoriality, immunities from jurisdiction

 

030.01 Economic and financial relations

030.02 Customs, customs unions, economic unions, free zones

030.03 Economic assistance, foreign aid

030.04 International labour law, social policy

030.05 World Trade System, GATT/WTO

 

031.01 Communications

031.02 Information, telecommunications

031.03 Transport

 

032.01 Food

032.02 Health

 

033.01 Culture, cultural heritage

033.02 Education

033.03 Sport

 

034.01 Environment

 

035.01 International organizations

 

036.01 League of Nations

036.02 United Nations

 

037.01 Regional organizations

037.02 African organizations

037.03 American organizations

037.04 Arab and Islamic organizations

037.05 Asian and Pacific organizations

037.06 European organizations

 

042.01 European Union

042.02 European Union: agriculture

042.03 European Union: citizenship

042.04 European Union: competition, State aids

042.05 European Union: consumers

042.06 European Union: Court of Justice, case-law

042.07 European Union: culture, media

042.08 European Union: Customs Union, free movement

042.09 European Union: development and cooperation

042.10 European Union: economic and monetary affairs

042.11 European Union: education

042.12 European Union: employment, labour, social policy

042.13 European Union: energy

042.14 European Union: enlargement

042.15 European Union: enterprise

042.16 European Union: environment

042.17 European Union: food safety

042.18 European Union: foreign and security policy

042.19 European Union: health

042.20 European Union: humanitarian aid and civil protection

042.21 European Union: human rights

042.22 European Union: information

042.23 European Union: institutional affairs

042.24 European Union: Justice and Home Affairs

042.25 European Union: maritime affairs and fisheries

042.26 European Union: private law

042.27 European Union: regional policy

042.28 European Union: research and innovation

042.29 European Union: Single Market

042.30 European Union: space

042.31 European Union: sport

042.32 European Union: taxation

042.33 European Union: trade

042.34 European Union: transport

 

060.01 Human rights

060.02 Human rights: Africa

060.03 Human rights: Americas

060.04 Human rights: Asia

060.05 Human rights: Europe

060.06 Humanitarian questions

060.07 Nationality, Statelessness

 

061.01 Indigenous peoples

061.02 Minorities

061.03 Self-determination

 

062.01 Asylum

062.02 Immigration law

062.03 Migration

062.04 Refugees

 

063.01 International criminal law

063.02 International crimes

063.03 International criminal courts and tribunals

 

064.01 Transnational crime

 

065.01 Mutual cooperation in criminal matters

065.02 Extradition

 

067.01 Terrorism

 

069.01 Peace and security

069.02 Arms control, arms trade

069.03 Disarmament

069.04 Intervention

069.05 Nuclear weapons

069.06 Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, transitional justice

069.07 Unlawful means of warfare

069.08 Use of force, self-defense

 

069.09 The Hague Peace Conferences (1899, 1907)

069.10 Peace Palace

 

072.01 Settlement of international disputes

072.02 Conciliation, good offices, mediation, negotiation

072.03 International arbitration

 

072.04 International Court of Justice

072.05 Permanent Court of Arbitration

072.06 Permanent Court of International Justice

 

075.01 Coercion, embargo, pacific blockade, retorsion and reprisals

075.02 Causes of war, lawfulness, renunciation

075.03 International humanitarian law

075.03.1 Declaration of war

075.03.2 International humanitarian law: conduct of hostilities

075.03.3 International humanitarian law: scope of protection

075.03.4 International humanitarian law: property, war damage

075.03.5 Contraband of war and blockade

075.03.6 Armistice, truce, termination of war

075.03.7 Peace treaties

075.03.8 War reparations

075.04 Neutrality

 

077.01 Private international law

078.01 International family law

078.02 International law of persons

078.03 International law of succession

 

081.01 International commercial law

081.02 International bankruptcy law

081.03 International contracts

081.04 Intellectual property

081.05 International property law

081.06 International maritime law

 

084.01 Torts

 

087.01 International law of procedure

087.02 International commercial arbitration

087.03 Effects of foreign instruments

087.04 Jurisdiction

087.05 Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, arbitral awards

 

093.01 Comparative law

093.02 Municipal law

093.03 Oriental countries, Islamic law

 

096.01 Public law

096.03 Administrative law

096.04 Agricultural law

096.06 Constitutional law, political science

096.09 Constitutional rights, citizenship

096.10 Consumer law

096.12 Economic law

096.13 Election law

096.14 Energy law

096.15 Entertainment law

096.16 Environmental law

096.18 Financial law

096.20 Fiscal law

096.21 Health law, medical law

096.22 Information law

096.23 Immigration law

096.24 Judicial system

096.27 Labour law

096.28 Media law

096.30 Military law

096.31 Mining law

096.32 Social security law

096.33 Transport

096.34 Water law

 

099.01 Criminal law and procedure

099.03 Military criminal law

 

102.01 Private law, civil law

102.03 Family law

102.06 Law of persons

102.09 Law of succession

 

105.01 Commercial law

105.03 Bankruptcy law

105.06 Company law

105.09 Competition law

105.12 Contract law

105.13 Insurance law

105.15 Intellectual property

105.18 Maritime law, inland navigation

105.21 Property law

 

108.01 Torts

 

111.01 Law of civil procedure

111.03 Alternative dispute resolution

111.06 Arbitration

 

114.01 Law in general

114.02 Canon law, State and Church relations

114.03 Customary law

114.04 Philosophy of law, natural law

114.05 Roman law

114.06 Sources of law, legal history

 

117.01 Economics and statistics

 

120.01 History

120.02 Ancient history

120.03 Middle Ages

120.04 Modern history till 1648

120.05 Modern history: 1648-1789

120.06 Modern history: 1789-1815

120.07 Modern history: 1815-1919

120.08 Modern history since 1919

120.09 World War I

120.10 World War II

120.11 Various wars

 

123.01 International relations

123.02 Alliances

123.03 Foreign policy

123.04 Internationalism and international life

 

126.01 Diplomacy

126.02 Diplomatic and consular law

126.03 Diplomatic protection

 

132.01 War and peace research

132.02 Military art and science

132.03 War economics

 

135.01 Miscellaneous works

138.01 Periodicals and serial publications

 

141.01 Festschriften

 

144.01 Biographies

 

147.01 Atlases, maps

147.02 Bibliographies

147.03 Dictionaries

147.04 Encyclopedias

147.05 Library economy

 

150.01 Grotius collection

 

153.01 Peace movement collection