Armed conflict and international law involves researching two bodies of law:
Armed conflict may also involve researching other areas of law: refugee law, human rights, migration, peaceful settlement of disputes, diplomatic relations, environmental law, and more.
For more background information, see Law of Armed Conflict Deskbook (2012), prepared by the US Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School.
These resources are good starting points for most research projects. They will identify relevant books, articles, and websites.
ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law. An annotated guide focusing on many topics: humanitarian law, human rights, the United Nations, and more.
Berkeley Law Library: International and Foreign Guides. Research tips and sources on various topics: human rights, refugee law, United Nations, and more.
Globalex, research guides on international, foreign and comparative law topics.
Harvard Law Library, International Humanitarian Law research guide.
Peace Palace Library, Research Guide: International Humanitarian Law, includes citations to books and articles.
United Nations Documentation: Research Guide. This is a more general guide on how to locate UN documents.
These are good sources for getting started on a research project. Some of these sources are available in print and electronically by subscription.
Encyclopedia of Human Rights (UCB only).
Oxford Bibliographies: International Law (UCB only).
Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy (UCB only).
Oxford Handbooks Online (UCB only).
Oxford Handbooks Online: Philosophy (UCB only).
Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (UCB only).
Philosopher's Index (UCB only).
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (UCB only).