iCourts Database of International Court Decisions

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The iCourts’ database of International Courts, available at: http://icourts.dk/, is a systematic attempt at creating a common database of the case-law of international courts. It includes the data available from a selection of the courts studied by iCourts, see for more information the iCourt Finder, with data extracted with computational tools and with information coded for research purposes in terms of specific datasets.

Our database provides the option to search certain common fields like case title, case number and date as well as the full text of the judgments across courts. The results can be further filtered with search filters that narrow down the search results, such as year, country, judge names, violated article, etc.

Users can also view and interact with the available networks of citation to precedent. The networks will be available for the visitor to download and process in their own network analysis software.

List of Courts

The full set of case-law that will be made available towards the beginning of 2017 is:

  • Court of Justice of the European Union
  • European Court of Human Rights
  • World Trade Organization – Appellate Body
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
  • International Criminal Court
  • International Court of Justice
  • East African Court of Justice
  • Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Types of judgments

The database contains judgments and decisions from both first instance and appellate courts. In cases where more than one language versions are available we are including the language of the case and, depending on the availability, English and French versions.


If you are having questions or remarks regarding the database you are welcome to contact Data Specialist, Nicolai Ole Lillegaard Nyströmer, Nicolai.Nystromer@jur.ku.dk