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The Library of the Community Court of Justice started its collection with limited resources at the Main Office before being moved to the Annex.


Since its creation, the Library’s collection has expanded considerably and now contains some 50,000 volumes (more than 20,000 titles).

The Library’s main role is to assist the Members of the Court and staff of the various departments of the Registry - in particular the Legal and Linguistic Departments - with their research.

The Court’s Library is not open to the public.

The collection

The Library’s collection is primarily composed of works on public international law, international relations and the philosophy of law. The Library also has a collection of various treaty series and holds a wide range of specialized dictionaries.

All questions regarding consultation of the Library should be addressed in writing to the Chief Registrar of the Court.