Subject: Foreign Law
APAFT, Australian Public Affairs Full Text
APAFT provides Internet access to the scanned images of journal articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities, with a focus on Australasian sources of information.
Acts of the U.K. Parliament
Acts of the U.K. Parliament provides links to the full text of all U.K. Parliament Public General Acts and all Local Acts as they were originally enacted. As an exception The European Communities Act 1972 and Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 are also available. [Internet resource: free on the Web]
China Legal Knowledge Resources
Please access the English version of this database here. The largest and most comprehensive electronic database published by CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database is an all-rounded access to resources in Chinese language including CAJ (China Academic Journals covering 10 major academic disciplines from 1994 onward ); CJP (Century Journal Project, 1915-1993), China Doctoral Dissertations Full-Text Database (from 1999 onward), China Master's Thesis Full-Text Database, China Proceedings of Conferences Full-Text Database (from 2000 onward), China Core Newspapers Full-Text Database (2000 onward), China Yearbooks Full-Text Database (1912 onward) and China Reference Works Online. Single database searching or cross-database federated searching option is available.CLKD integrates the only content officially sanctioned by the People's Republic of China allowing users to follow both national and local laws enacted from 1949 to date. Includes: Laws and regulations from 1949 to date; Cases from 1979 to date; Law reviews/journals from 1994 to date from 2,900 journals published in China (including a growing number in English); Dissertations/theses from 1999 to date, from 35 JD and 130 LLM programs; Conference proceedings from 2000 to date (90% full text in Chinese, 10% in English); and Newspaper articles from June 2000 to date.
Foreign Law Guide
Foreign Law Guide is the primary source for information on the sources of law for many foreign jurisdictions. It provides the researcher with complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations whenever possible, and selected references to secondary sources in English. It is arranged by country and includes an introduction to the legal system of that country as well as the availability of codes, session laws, and court reports. Each chapter contains a section arranged by subject that outlines the major laws for a given subject and provides references to English translations, when available.
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
This collection covers the years from 1947 to 1980, encompassing the British Government's files on all the countries of South Asia: principally India and Pakistan, but also Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ceylon/Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and the Maldives. The collection is split into three chronologically based parts: Section I: Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-64; Section II: South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-71; Section III: Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-80.
Foreign Office Files for the Middle East, Vol. I-III
This collection is an essential resource for understanding the events in the Middle East during the 1970s. It addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia. Commercial interests are also scrutinised, with in-depth analyses of Middle East nations’ economic stability and reviews of international arm sales policies. The activities of oil producing nations such as Saudi Arabia are closely monitored, with particular reference to the Gulf States and members of OPEC. Utilising the significant collection of diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles, students and researchers can explore a decade characterised by conflict.
Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings in both Houses. Commons Hansard covers proceedings in the Commons Chamber, Westminster Hall and Standing Committees. Lords Hansard covers proceedings in the Lords Chamber and its Grand Committees. Both contain Written Ministerial Statements and Written Answers. Daily Debates are published on this website the next working day at 8 am.
HeinOnline Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
A subject index to selected international and comparative law periodicals and collections of essays. Produced at the Berkeley Law Library, University of California Berkeley for the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The IFLP database coverage includes records from 1985 to date. To access the material from 1960-1984, please browse/search the print edition.
HeinOnline: Foreign and International Law Resources Database
FILRD contains image-based formats for many yearbooks and serials of international law from jurisdictions such as New Zealand, Africa, and the Baltics. Also included are U.S. Digests of International Law, the Permanent Court of International Justice decisions, the International Court of Arbitration (Balch) and more titles that will be added in the continuing project to provide electronic access to the classics of international law, with a view to evidence of customary international law. The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.
HeinOnline: Israel Law Reports
Israel Law Reports contains English translation of the most important recent judgments given by the Supreme Court of Israel.
- HeinOnline: Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications
Justis UK Statutes
The Justis UK Statutes database (with JustCite add-on) contains the full text of all Acts of Parliament in England, Wales and Scotland as enacted from 1235 to the present day. UK Statutes is the only statute law database to contain Scottish Acts of Parliament and repealed legislation. All Acts appear as enacted, with links to amended and amending legislation allowing the user to trace the development of the law. A notable feature of the Justis services is the JustCite tabs, which provide users with a visual display of the path of legislation. You can also use this link for JustCite (NB: Georgetown does not subscribe to Justis content other than UK Statutes, JustCite and International Law Reports.)
LawInfoChina is an English-language web site that publishes Chinese statutes, regulations, cases, government policies, legal news, treaties, law review articles, and law links. The English versions are for reference only. Use the Chinese versions for authority. ChinaLawInfo is an online legal database in Chinese, including more than 270,000 pieces of laws, regulations, legal essays, and other legal information of China, as well as the content of all legal gazettes published in China, such as the Gazette of the Supreme People's 'Court of the People's Republic of China' and others. The Chinese database contains more content than the English database.
Legislation.gov.uk brings together the legislative content previously held on the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website and revised legislation from the Statute Law Database to provide a single legislation service. Legislation.gov.uk is the official site for UK Legislation as it is originally made (as enacted) and with a latest version, which shows how the legislation has changed. (Internet resource: free on the Web.)
OECD iLibrary contains all the publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998 -- some 390 complete databases, 2.500 working papers, 5.500 books, 14.000 tables and graphs, 21.000 chapters and articles. The OECD iLibrary is a new platform that replaces SourceOECD and hosts all content equally so users can find -- and cite -- tables and databases as easily as articles or chapters. The citation tool for datasets and tables is new and unique to the OECD iLibrary.
OECD.Stat is a subscription service within SourceOECD. It enables users to search for and extract data from across the many databases included in SourceOECD Statistics. OECD.Stat includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies. You can build tables and extract data from across databases as well as work within individual databases.
Public Documents Masterfile
Public Documents Masterfile is an electronic guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication, in a single searchable database. Contains two types of records, full bibliographic records and brief records comprised of index terms or pointers to public documents cumulations or catalogs. The more than 5 million records now (2011) online comprise: * Post-1976 GPO Documents * GPO Monthly Catalog Indexes 1900-1976 with Page/Entry Numbers and Depository Status (forthcoming) * GPO Documents 1789-1976 with SuDocs Numbers * Pre-1900 United States Documents * International Documents (e.g., World Bank Records) * US Department of Energy * ERIC files * Non-U.S. Documents (Canada, with other countries forthcoming) * State and Provincial Documents * Non-GPO Public Documents Held by the Library of Congress. Paratext has added more than 12 million links from its core research products—19th Century Masterfile (NCM) and Public Documents Masterfile (PDM)—to full-text resources, many in the public domain. These links, which will be fulfilled through Google Book Search™ and Google News Archive Search™, include more than one-million links to documents in The New York Times Archive.
Statutes of the Republic of Korea
Statutes of the Republic of Korea "is the only database of the Statutes in English rendered in Korea, providing access [to] about 800 Statutes including the Constitution and other major Acts and enforcement decrees from among the current Statutes of the Republic of Korea."
Uganda Online Law Library
Uganda Online Law Library is a legal database providing access to Chapters 1-364 in Volumes 1 to 13 of the Principal Laws of Uganda-2000 Rev. Ed. and Acts/ Statutes from 2001 to date; judicial decisions of the Ugandan Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court Judgments and Rulings on Constitutional Interpretations, Elections, Civil Procedure and Practice, Land, Contract, Adoption and Children, Divorce and Domestic Relations, Criminal Law.
United Nations Treaty Collection
The United Nations Treaty Collection includes includes Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General, the Status of Treaties, Depository Notifications, Certified True Copies, the Journal of the UN, Photographs of Treaty Actions, and other related information.
Vietnam Laws Online Database
Vietnam Laws Online Database is an online searchable database of English translations of over 3,000 Vietnamese laws covering a wide range of subject areas relevant to foreign investment and beyond.
Frequently Used Databases
- Academic Search Premier
- Bloomberg BNA Library
- Bloomberg Law
- Cambridge Core - Books & Journals
- CCH IntelliConnect
- E-Journal Finder
- Google Scholar
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
- Legal Periodicals & Books
- Oxford Journals
- ProQuest Congressional
- ProQuest Research Library
- RIA Checkpoint
- Westlaw / TWEN