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Oscola English: Oscola

"There are two golden rules for the citation of legal authorities . One is consistency . The other is consideration for the reader."

Donal Nolan and Sandra Meredith (ed), Oscola: The Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (4th edn, Faculty of Law University of Oxford 2012).

Oscola Guide

Oscola, Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities, is the reference guide used at the Department of Law at Reykjavik University.

The guide was devised by Oxford University, Faculty of Law og is used around the world in universities, law journals and books.

Below is the complete guide, which is divided into the following parts:

OSCOLA Fourth Edition            
      - General notes     
      - Primary Sources (UK, EU legal sources, European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights)
      - Secondary Sources (books, journals, articles, reports, websites …)

OSCOLA: Citing international law sources section 2006

      - International and Regional Treaties, international cases/decisions, non governmental and other international organisations.

Íslensk aðlögun OSCOLA / Icelandic adaptation of Oscola (mars 2020)

  •  Icelandic primary sources
  • Table of English/Icelandic abbreviations

When writing in Icelandic the following adaptions should be used:

  •  Aðlögun Oscola að íslenskum rithætti (þýðingar, skammstafanir ofl.)
  •  Þjóðaréttarsamningar sem Ísland er aðili að
  •  Dómar Mannréttindadómstóls Evrópu
  •  Sérreglur fyrir viðtöl, bréf og tölvupósta

Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citations 2006
      - To be used for primary sources (outside the UK) not listed in Oscola 4th edition.


Sources and updates not specifically referred to in OSCOLA 4th edn. (e.g. dictionaries, speeches, Youtube ... )

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