International Courts and Tribunals

African Court of Human and People’s Rights

Court of Justice of the EU and Court of First Instance

European Court of Human Rights

Inter- American Court of Human Rights

International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration

International Court of Justice

International Criminal Court

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Special Court for Sierra Leone

Iran United States Claims Tribunal


Caribbean Court of Justice – since 2001, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Central American Court of Justice – Managua, Nicaragua

Commission for Environmental Cooperation for NAFTA – Montreal Quebec

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Court of Justice –Lusaka, Zambia


War Crimes Research Office at WCL


World Legal Information Institute

Has information about and links to 15 international courts and tribunals and courts/judicial systems in

128 countries. Allows text-based searches and database searches using terms such as “internship”

and “employment”.

Constitutional Courts

Links to constitutional courts and equivalent bodies around the globe.

International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Was established by the Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes to offer a wide

range of dispute resolutions.

International Commission of Jurists

Is a network of 82 autonomous national sections and affiliated legal organizations in 62 countries

across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The ICJ’s Center for the

Independence of Judges and Lawyers has a particular focus on the international judiciary, working to

promote and protect judicial independence and impartiality and safeguarding judges from government

harassment and persecution. Information about internships is under the “News” link on the home page.

International Justice Project

Based in Woodbridge, Virginia it is not a court or judicial organization,

but some of its activities may involve judges/courts. IJP works towards the

development, coordination and increased employment of international law and human

rights standards as they pertain to capital punishment. Information on the IJP

externship program is available on the website.

Judicial Watch

Based in Washington, DC, with offices in Miami, Dallas and San Marino, CA. Not a

court or judicial organization, but a self described legal "watchdog" over government,

legal and judicial systems to promote ethics and morality in public life. Its work

involves monitoring judicial activities, and occasionally, that work may have an

international component. Information about available internships is listed in the

“about us” section of the website.

National Center for State Courts

Has links to courts around the world, their structures, functions and programs are

available at