Foreign and International Case Law

While decisions of foreign courts are not binding on U.S. courts, they may illuminate doctrines in various areas of the law as they have developed over time. This is especially true of courts in the United Kingdom and its former colonies, since many traditional principles of U.S. law derive from British roots. Meanwhile, decisions of the International Court of Justice and other international courts have helped define doctrines in international law. Justia has selected a group of notable foreign and international cases that may be relevant to people seeking to learn more about the nuances of the law.