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International and Foreign Laws


Constitutions of the Countries of the World

Includes archival access to earlier versions of constitutions. Note that pop-up blockers may disable certain functions, so check the "help" menu on the vendor's site if you experience problems. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World

From the publisher's introduction: This work endeavors to provide the lawyer or legal researcher with relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations whenever possible, indications of currentness of the legal materials listed, and, finally, selected references to secondary sources in English. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

Foreign Law Links (U. of Chicago)


International and Foreign Courts


Court of Justice of the European Communities

This court constitutes the judicial authority of the European Union. It is actually comprised of three courts: the Court of Justice , the Court of First Instance and the Civil Service Tribunal . More information on the mission of the court.

European Court of Human Rights

International Court of Justice

International Criminal Court

This Web site is being created by the Advance Team of the International Criminal Court. The court was established by the Rome Statute of the International Court, which was entered into force on July 1, 2002. For additional information about this court and the statute that created it, you can visit the United Nations' Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Web page.


Treaties


ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law - Treaties

A research guide maintained by Jill Watson for ASIL.

Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World

Use the "Conventions & Treaties" link to learn about relevant sources. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

HeinOnline Treaties and Ageements Library

Includes a wide range of official and unofficial treaty documents, indexes, guides and other materials. This collection focuses on U.S. treaties. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

Multilaterals Project (Tufts)

United Nations Treaty Database

United States Treaties

Provided by the U.S. Dept. of State's Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs. Includes the current edition of U.S. Treaties in Force.


Research Sites & Guides


ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law

A page containing links to several research guides on specific aspects of international law. Maintained by the American Society of International Law.

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online

Technically not a legal research site, but this resource could be useful if your legal research relates to international affairs. According to the publisher, CIAO is "the most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs." Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

Constitutions of the Countries of the World

Includes archival access to earlier versions of constitutions. Note that pop-up blockers may disable certain functions, so check the "help" menu on the vendor's site if you experience problems. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

EISIL - Electronic Information System for International Law

A free database provided by ASIL, which states "ASIL's goal is to ensure, through EISIL, that web searchers can easily locate the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet. To this end, EISIL has been designed as an open database of authenticated primary and other materials across the breadth of international law, which until now have been scattered in libraries, archives and specialized web sites." More information.

Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World

From the publisher's introduction: This work endeavors to provide the lawyer or legal researcher with relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations whenever possible, indications of currentness of the legal materials listed, and, finally, selected references to secondary sources in English. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

GlobaLex

An excellent free resource providing links to foreign, international and comparative law resources on the Web. Maintained by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals - HeinOnline

Indexes legal literature concerning foreign (non-Anglo-American) law. Coverage from 1985 - present. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

International Legal Research: A Brief Introduction and Research Guide <pdf>

Compiled by Prof. Douglas Cox and Prof. Raquel Gabriel, both CUNY School of Law librarians. The focus of this guide is on materials that are available to CUNY School of Law students and faculty, both through our print collection and online.

World Constitutions Illustrated - HeinOnline

Features of this library include: access to the current constitution of every country in its native language, English translations for 90% of those constitutions, links to related books and articles, a collection of 800 “classic” books related to constitutions and more. For complete details about the content of this resource, see the brochure <pdf>. Available only to current CUNY School of Law students and faculty.

World LII

Provides a single search mechanism for 1165 databases from 123 jurisdictions via a 14 Legal Information Institutes from around the world. Includes case law, legislation, treaties, law journals and more. Use the Advanced Search page use Boolean search operators and/or limit your search to particular areas of the world. Go to the Databases page to select individual databases. You can also browse a Directory of containing links to over 15,000 law-related Web sites from every country in the world. Maintained by the World Legal Information Institute.


Other Sites Containing Useful Collections of International and Foreign Law Links


Foreign & International Law (Washburn)

Foreign and International Law from the Willamette University College of Law Library

NYU Law Library Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases


General Country Information


CIA World Factbook

Country Studies / Area Handbooks (Library of Congress)