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Foreign, International & Comparative Law

ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law info

Coverage 1997 to present
Designed to be used as a self-guided tour of relevant, quality, up-to-date online resources covering important areas of international law.

Canada Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Canada Supreme Court Reports (Hein Online) info

HeinOnline's Canada Supreme Court Reports contains the official bilingual series published under authority of the Supreme Court Act. This collection includes more than 9,400 cases which include background information, statutes and regulations, authors cited, analysis and the decision.

Century Journals Project (Chinese Journals) info

Coverage 1906 to 1993
Retrospective digital collection of 20th Century Chinese journals in full text. Includes a large selection of law journals from China.

Chile Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

ChinaLawInfo info

Coverage 1949 to present (updated daily)
A nearly comprehensive collection of laws and regulations from China in Chinese. Coverage for cases is more selective. Also includes secondary legal information such as judicial explanations, research articles of legal studies, and more.

See also LawInfoChina - the English-language sister database to ChinaLawInfo.

Electronic Information System for International Law info

Coverage (updated daily)
Gateway to quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law.

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law info

Coverage 3rd ed.
The Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law. Part of the Oxford Reference Online platform.

English Reports (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1220 to 1865
Exact page-images of the original bound reprint edition of the English Reports (containing more than 100,000 cases), together with the Indexes and Book of Charts.

EUR-Lex (European Union, Commonwealth & Foreign Nations Law) info

Coverage Coverage varies (updated daily)
Selected case law and codes for the European Union, Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Most documents are in English.

European Center for Minority Issues (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1997 to present
Reports and working papers from the European Center for Minority Issues. Also includes other publications on minority issues.

European Union Law Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

European Union Publications and Documents info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
European Union documents and other publications, including the Official Journal of the European Union, legal texts, treaties, statistics, historical records, and the latest EU-wide surveys and opinion polls. Includes documents of individual institutions, agencies and other bodies of the EU.

FLARE (Foreign Law Research Group) Index to Treaties info

Coverage 1353 to present
Searchable database of basic information on 2000+ of the most significant multilateral treaties, conventions and agreements, along with a number of historically significant bilateral treaties. Information includes: the official, popular and alternative titles of the particular treaty; dates and place of conclusion; where the text of the treaty can be found in print publications; links to the text of treaties on the internet; and more.

Foreign Commercial Law info

Coverage to present
This is a guide to UW-Madison Law Library and electronic resources in foreign commercial law. The emphasis is on primary and secondary materials for research in materials from Europe, South Asia and South East Asia.

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

Coverage (updated weekly)
By Reynolds & Flores, this guide contains concise descriptions of each country's legal system, the main sources of law, the nature of the legal literature, followed by a list of major laws and whether there is an English translation.

GATT/WTO Guide info

Coverage to present
An guide to University of Wisconsin campus and electronic sources integral to legal research involving the World Trade Organization (WTO), and to a lesser extent, its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project info

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project is a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office and the Women and International Law Program. The centerpiece of the website is the Gender Jurisprudence Collections, a database containing more than 26,000 documents including judgments, decisions, and orders issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals, made easily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence.

Germany Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Global Health and Human Rights Database info

Coverage to present
The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. The database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments.

Guide to Law Online (GLIN) info

Coverage to present
Annotated directory to sources of information on government and law available online. Nations of the World section provides links sources of foreign law on the Internet.

Hansard info

Coverage 1803 to 2005
Hansard is the official report of proceedings of both the U.K. House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is similar to the United States' Congressional Record. Keyword Search or browse by date, members, constituencies or offices

Hansard Free info

Coverage 1988 to present
Hansard is the official report of proceedings of both the U.K. House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is similar to the United States' Congressional Record.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain) info

Coverage 1688 to 2004
Papers issued by the Great Britain House of Commons including bills; reports; accounts and papers; command papers; and supplementary material back to 1688.

Human Rights Law info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

i.lex: Legal Research System for International Law in U.S. Courts info

Coverage late 1990s to present (updated daily)
An online database of selected U.S. court cases and related materials that address the interpretation and application of international law at the federal and state level. Most of the cases are available in full text. Summaries are provided in some cases. From The American Society of International Law.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1985 to present
Index to world-wide legal literature on all forms of foreign law. Covers foreign law, comparative law, and legal systems. Includes journal articles, reports, essays, yearbooks, and book reviews in a variety of languages.

India Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

International Documents Collection (Northwestern University) info

Coverage to present
Portal to hundreds of international organizations and regional intergovernmental organizations, as well as U.S. government agencies relevant to international law.

International Law Guide: Foreign, Comparative & Private info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

International Law Guide: Public info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

International Trade Reporter (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to United States trade and international business law.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Islamic Law info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Kodeks info

Coverage 1991 to present (updated daily)
A Russian-language database of legislation from Russia, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the republics, regions and territories of the Russian Federation. Includes legislative acts issued by approximately 200 executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Russia.

Lawcite info

An international legal case citator. Given citations to cases and journal articles, one can locate citing reference with links in full text. The world-wide coverage enables a researcher to see where the case or journal article is being used in the world's courts. LawCite is sponserd by AustLII.

LawInfoChina info

Coverage 1949 to present (updated daily)
A nearly comprehensive collection of laws and regulations from China in English. Coverage for cases is selective.

See also ChinaLawInfo - the Chinese-language sister database to LawInfoChina.

LLMC Digital info

Coverage 1700s to present
Case law, legislation, regulations and other materials from the U.S. (federal, states, military, Native American), Canada, UK and other foreign countries. Coverage is especially good for older materials, although some newer content is available including California Records and Briefs.

Manupatra info

Coverage Late 19th Century to present (updated Daily)
A database of legal materials from India, including the full text of cases from the Supreme Court of India, the state High Courts, and courts during the colonial period. Also includes national and state legislation, bills from the central parliament, committee reports, and more.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law info

Coverage to present (updated quarterly)
Definitive encyclopedia covering the entirety of public international law.

Mexico Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to Mexican legal materials (primarily federal) online and at the UW-Law Library. Sources are mainly in Spanish; annotations are given in English where deemed necessary.

National Peoples Congresses (NPC) info

Coverage 1955 to present
The National People's Congress is the highest state body and the unicameral legislative house in the People's Republic of China. The database includes reports on the NPC such as: Deputy Lists, Agendas, Conference Updates, Documents and Reports, Resolutions and Statements, Leaders’ Activities, Selected Proposals, Suggestions of the Deputies, News Reports, Pictures, Press Conferences, Important Commentaries, Video Reports, etc.

Office of Treaty Affairs (US Dept of State) info

Coverage Coverage varies
The U.S. Government Repository for U.S. Treaties and other international agreements. Includes Treaties in Force, the U.S. Treaties & Other International Acts series, and more.

Official Publications of India info

Official government document publications of India related to pre- and post-Independence South Asia. The Official Publications were most often defined by enumeration of holdings at the British Library's two major collections -- the Oriental and India Office Collections (formerly the India Office Library and Records) and the Official Publications Section of the former British Museum, now integrated into Social Policy Information Service at the British Library -- rather than by abstract statements of principle. Some titles were included under the rubric of "Official" even though they were not published by a government body, apparently because they supported the work of governance in the South Asian subcontinent.

Oxford Reference Online - Law info

Coverage to present
Legal titles within Oxford Reference Online include The Oxford Companion to American Law, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia, A Dictionary of Law, A Dictionary of Law Enforcement, The New Oxford Companion to Law, The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, and The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction info

Coverage 2000 to present
Contentious and advisory cases from the International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of International Justice. To access, at the top of the initial page, select "Content Type," then choose "International Court Decisions."

Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts info

Coverage 1800 to present
Case law from approximately 70 foreign jurisdictions, focusing on significant issues in international law. Includes English translations.

Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications info

Coverage 1793 to Late 20th Century
A digitized and searchable collection of papers and articles by noted scholars on foreign and comparative law, with an emphasis on historical materials. Covers over 200 years worth of scholarship, and includes Szladits' Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law, one of the preeminent sources for locating articles in English dealing with non-common law legal systems.

Peru Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Philip Jessup Moot Court Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1960 to present
Journals on international law, as well as, the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey info

Coverage 1674 to 1913
A fully searchable collection of criminal trials held at London's central criminal court including biographical details of the men and women executed at Tyburn. Contains all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913 and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772.

Research Sources in Public International Law info

Coverage to present
This guide lists the locations of many of the UW Law Library's most heavily used materials.

Revised Statutes of Canada (Hein Online) info

Complete coverage of all six revisions from the official printed volumes of the Revised Statutes of Canada in nearly 48,000 pages.

State Papers Online: The Tudors, The Stuarts and Commonwealth info

Coverage 1509 to 1714
English government documents originating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This collection contains information on every facet of English government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions and intelligence gathering as well as Britain's international relations and foreign policy. Includes parts I, II, III and IV of the series.

Statutes of the Realm (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1235 to 1713
A fully searchable collection of the UK Statute of the Realms from 1235-1713.

Statutes of the Republic of South Korea info

Coverage 1945 to present
Full-text of around 800 statutes from the Republic of Korea in English, along with amendment history and articles.
Free registration required.

Trans-lex (Transnational law) info

Coverage to present
A research platform for international law. Contains domestic statutes, international conventions, model laws, restatements and materials relevant for research in transnational law and internation business law.

Treaties & Agreements Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1776 to present
Comprehensive collection of United States treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet-officially published. Includes the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST) and the Treaties and International Acts Series (TIAS).

UK Treaties Online info

Coverage 1892 to present
Index to treaties involving the United Kingdom. Contains selected links to the texts of Command Papers published in the Treaty Series

USA Trade Online info

Coverage (updated daily)
Official source of current and cumulative U.S. export and import statistics. Uses the Harmonized System (HS) and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. This resource is only available in the Law Library. For access, please see a reference librarian.

World Constitutions Illustrated (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1812 to present
Current constitutions for every country in the original language along with at least one English translation. Includes expert commentary, the complete set of the British and Foreign State Papers, and other significant Sources such as Country Studies, the World Fact Book, Annual Human Rights Reports Submitted to Congress by the U.S. Department of State, and much more. Each country is linked directly to relevant primary and secondary sources.

World Jurist info

Coverage 2012 to present
The World Jurist Newsletter provides updates and information on the World Jurist Association, membership, current and future events, and rule of law news and development from around the world. Volumes 7 through 50 are available in print at the law library and volumes 49 through 51 are available as PDFS online.

World Legal Information Institute info

Coverage to present
Case law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials from foreign countries, the United States, and the 50 states.

World News Connection info

Coverage 2006 to present
World News Connection is a major source of English language translations of foreign media. New information is entered into WNC every government business day. Generally, this information is available within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast. Compiled by the U.S. government from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. Most articles are full text.

World Treaty Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1648 to present
This collection brings together a wide array of treaties from around the world to create one of the largest collection of world treaties ever available, covering the time period from 1648 to the present. All together morethan 180,000 treaty records have been identified. The treaties can be searched by country, keyword, treaty number, subject, parties and many other ways.

WorldTradeLaw.Net info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
A comprehensive database for researching WTO dispute settlement. Highlights include the WTO panel/appellate body reports and related documents, commentary, dispute settlement tables and statistics, and a case law index. Also available are the WTO negotiating materials, as well as texts and documents related to GATT, NAFTA, and the Uruguay and Tokyo Round Agreements. The database has a wide range of search options. Most documents are in PDF.

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