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  • AccessUN
    AccessUN is an index to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, U.N. Sales Publications, and the U.N. Treaty Series citations. Also included is the full text of several thousand U.N. documents.
  • EISIL
    EISIL has been developed by the American Society of International Law (ASIL). 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. [Internet resource: free on the Web]
    Subjects: International Law
  • ELEVEN Online
    ELEVEN Online brings you journals and looseleafs in electronic format. The Library subscribes to only one publication, Space Law: Basic Legal Documents, via ELEVEN Online. (Access to the European Journal of Law Reform is available through HeinOnline.)
  • ElectronicPublications Journals
    ElectronicPublications.org Ltd is a publishing house based in Manchester, UK. The Library subscribes to only these titles: JISPIL, which focuses on issues concerning Islamic states from the perspective of international law; and JPIL, which aims to promote philosophical reflections on the nature of the international legal order.
  • Getting the Deal Through
    This version of Getting the Deal Through, provided directly through the publisher, enhances access to this database of law and regulation in multiple jurisdictions. There is a unique interactive feature that consists of a unique content comparison tool to generate over 2 billion combinations of questions and answers across all jurisdictions in the database. This Q and A format is a three-step process: Select Practice Area,Select Jurisdiction(s),and then Select Question(s). Selecting Climate Regulation in Brazil and Japan, for example, operates to open a list of detailed questions on emissions regulations specifically. The result presents a description of the regulatory status in each compared jurisdiction and sites to the exact number of the law or regulation, or it may explicitly state that the particular area is not regulated in that jurisdiction. Alerts may be set up for continual updating on these precise areas of inquiry.
  • Global-Regulation
    Global-Regulation.com is a database of links to statutes and regulations- approximately 1,569,297 laws from 79 countries- that is searchable by keyword and phrases searching titles and metadata. Results default to machine- translated English text (Google & Microsoft) for non-English-speaking countries and jurisdictions, but at the top of each result is a link to the original text (the recommended choice) as posted at mostly government websites . The purpose of this search aggregator is to save the researcher's time in getting frequently to the exact text, whereas other search engines most often return results too broad for efficient research in primary law.
    Subjects: International Law
  • HeinOnline Hague Academy of Collected Courses Online
    The Hague Academy of Collected Courses Online features the official publications of the Hague Academy, now fully searchable in an image-based PDF format. This collection includes the complete archive of collected courses dating back to their inception in 1923, twelve periodic indexes, plus the official publications from the Workshops organized by the Academy. This library also includes the Law Books of the Academy, which is a collection of works published by the Centre for Studies and Research that has been of particular interest and originality, and also includes the reports of the Directors of Studies together with the articles by the researchers. To navigate the collected courses, researchers can browse across more than 800 subjects or browse by author.
    Subjects: International Law
  • HeinOnline Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications
  • HeinOnline Philippine law collection
    Subjects: International Law
  • 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: History of International Law
    Database includes books and serials. Topics covered include international arbitration, war and peace, law of the sea, Hague conference and conventions, and more.
    Subjects: International Law
  • HeinOnline: United Nations Law Collection
    The United Nations Law Collection is made up of 9 unique sections including Treaty Publications, International Court of Justice (ICJ), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), United Nations Yearbooks, United Nations Serials, Codification and Progressive Development of International Law, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and Other Related Works.
  • Heinonline: Harvard Research in International Law
    Electronic version of the Harvard Research in International Law, originally published in the American Journal of International Law between 1929 and 1939, as well as Contemporary Analysis and Appraisal. Various advisory boards wrote draft conventions on several topics in International Law over a 10-year period. This database also provides links to several other journal articles and treaties, and provides links for footnotes to connect you with other works and sites inside HeinOnline.
    Subjects: International Law
  • International Court of Justice
    The ICJ home page makes available the Court's entire jurisprudence since 1946 as well as that of its predecessor, the Permanent Court of International Justice. The full texts of ICJ and PCIJ decisions (in text format for the more recent cases and in PDF format for the older ones), as well as the principal documents from the written and oral proceedings of various cases, are online.
    Subjects: International Law
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws : Civil Procedure Online
    IEL Civil Procedure Online provides in-depth descriptions and analyses of numerous domestic systems. National monographs describe the main features of each country’s judicial organization, the rules governing the jurisdiction of the courts, the actual court proceedings, the rules of evidence, the principles governing preliminary seizure and the enforcement of judgments, and some elements of national arbitration. In addition, a forthcoming EU monograph analyzes the Regulation 44/2001, as well as the Conventions of Lugano and San Sebastian. An international monograph will deal with international multi-lateral treaties.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws : Constitutional Law Online
    IEL Constitutional Law Online presents a country-by-country survey of constitutional law throughout the world, and will eventually contain all of the constitutions of the world in English translations. Each national monograph includes detailed information of the country’s political system, historical background, sources of constitutional law, form of government (outlining the legal status, the competence and the working of central state powers, etc.), state form and subdivisions of the state, component states and decentralized authorities, citizenship (especially nationality and the legal position of aliens), and specific problems such as foreign relations, taxing and spending power, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relation between Church and State.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws : Cyber Law Online
    The Cyber Law database encompasses the national monographs of a wide variety of countries, written by experts from those countries. Each national monograph is divided into topical parts such as Privacy Protection, Computer-related Crime, contractual issues and international aspects of Cyber Law. For each jurisdiction, the work provides: List of Abbreviations, Preface, General Introduction, Introduction to Cyber Law, and Selected Bibliography.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws : Environmental Law Online
    IEL Environmental Law Online covers national and international environmental law. National monographs contain, besides a general introduction, a description of the country’s environmental legislation, an overview of the basic principles of environmental law, the historical background, the role of governmental institutions, and the sources of environmental law. International monographs cover international legislation and treaties and the environmental legislation of the European Economic Community.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws : Intellectual Property Online
    IEL Intellectual Property Online provides an overview of intellectual property for understanding legislation and policy on the subject in different countries. Analyses and describes theory and practice in a large number of countries. Information is also provided on all major and important international conventions and on international bodies like the EU and WIPO/OMPI.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Contracts online
    The Contracts database encompasses the national monographs of a wide variety of countries, written by experts from those countries. Each national monograph is divided into two parts: the first addresses the general principles at issue, and the second covers the specific types of contracts. The work also addresses international aspects of contract law. For each jurisdiction, the work provides: List of Abbreviations, Preface, General Introduction, Introduction to the Law of Contracts and Selected Bibliography.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Criminal Law
    The national monographs in this database provide a general insight into criminal law and procedure in different countries. For each country, an introduction presents the requisite background knowledge for understanding the principles of criminal justice, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of substantive criminal law – its general principles, the principles of criminal responsibility or liability, and the grounds for the justification of criminal offences. A third part is focused upon criminal procedure in each country: the general characteristics of the procedure, the organization of investigation, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage and appeals. A final part covers the execution and extinction of the sanctions.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Energy Law
    Energy Law Online covers national and international energy law. Each national monograph contains a general introduction, a description of the country’s energy legislation, an overview of the basic principles of energy law, the historical background, the role of governmental institutions, and the sources of energy law in that country’s legal system. Each country’s regulatory framework concerning electricity, gas, petrol and coal is fully set forth, with emphasis on the aspects of production, exploitation, transport, distribution, and consumption. Each monograph also deals with the interactions of energy law with environmental law, tax law and competition law. In addition, Energy Law includes international monographs covering international legislation and treaties and the energy law of the European Union.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Family and Succession Law Online
    This database covers family law together with marital property law and succession law. In addition to the national monographs, this subset of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws currently includes a monograph for the European Union. Forthcoming supplements will include international monographs describing the activities of several international organizations in the domain of family and succession law, such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the International Commission on Civil Status.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Intergovernmental Organizations Online
    Intergovernmental Organizations Online currently comprises monographs on 24 organizations (AU, UN, ILO, IMF, WHO, IAEA, WMO, OPCW, IFC, NATO, OSCE, EEA/EFTA, NAFTA, EIB, ESA, ASEAN, MIGA, Andean Common Market, OAS, Asian Development Bank, UNICJRI, ICCS, CEPES, UNIDROIT) and will soon include monographs on other important organizations, such as EU, WTO, Mercosur, ICAO, Council of Europe, WIPO, Benelux, World Bank, BIS, Interpol, IOM, OECD (incl. NEA), OIC, COMESA and SADC. Its purpose is to cover all significant global and regional intergovernmental organizations and bodies. A collection of source materials (fundamental treaties, constitutive acts and relevant international case-law) complements the collection.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Labour Law and Industrial Relations Online
    This database provides "country overviews of 67 countries. In includes English translations of important labor and industrial relations laws for over 20 nations. It covers individual, as well as collective labor relations, as well as major international bodies such as NAFTA and OECD."
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Medical Law Online
    IEL Medical Law deals with the practice of medicine in the large sense, covering national and international medical law. Each national monograph contains, besides a general introduction, a description for the country in question. An international monograph covers the World Health Organization in both its international and regional aspects. A Codex of International Medical Law and Ethics is also included. Forthcoming international monographs will cover international declarations on medical ethics such as the Declaration of Helsinki on Medical Experiments (1964) and the European Code of Medical Ethics.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Private International Law Online
    Private International Law presents country-by-country national monographs dealing with the statutes, regulations and case law each country applies to cases involving transnational issues in, e.g., business, family or inheritance law. It provides access to the conflict rules of countries, presented clearly and concisely by local experts. Beginning with a general introduction to the private international law of the country concerned, each monograph goes on to discuss choice of law technique, sources of private international law, the relevant connection with the law of a country and the connecting factors, the rules of choice of law on natural and legal persons, contractual and non-contractual obligations, movable and immovable property, intangible property rights, company law, family law, marriage, cohabitation, registered partnerships, property, maintenance, child law, and succession law, including testamentary dispositions. Each national monograph concludes with an overview of the country's relevant civil procedure, examining lex fori and issues of national and international jurisdiction, acceptability and enforcement of foreign judgements, and international arbitration.
  • International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Tort Law Online
    Tort Law Online sheds light on the way legal systems protect rights and interests through, among others, tort law. There are basic differences in approach between the legal systems and the dividing line does not always match the classic divide between the countries of the Civil Law tradition and those belonging to the Common Law tradition. In the General Introduction, particular attention will be paid to the aims of the law of Torts and to the distinction between tort and crime and to the relationship between tort and contract (is concurrence between tortious liability and contractual responsibility permitted or not? what about precontractual liability?). For each country, the scope of protection will be tackled as well (are all interests equally protected?). The monograph is then divided into six Parts: Liability for One's Own Act; Liability for Acts of Others; Forms of Strict Liability; Defenses and Exemption Clauses; Causation; Remedies.
  • International Law Reports Online
    International Law Reports Online reports in English the decisions of international courts and arbitrators as well as judgments of national courts. Covers all significant cases of public international law from 1919 to present. Updated 4 times a year.
  • International labour and employment compliance handbook
  • Kluwer Law International eBook Collection
    The KLI eBook Collection, which is hosted on the MyiLibrary platform, contains 59 books published by Kluwer Law International. GULLiver contains bibliographic records, with links, for all the titles in the collection. By using the link below, you can search the contents of all the books simultaneously.
  • Kluwer Law Online Journals
    Georgetown has electronic access to selected Kluwer Law International journals. These titles are listed below. NOTE: THE LIBRARY DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO ALL TITLES THAT ARE LISTED ON THE KLUWER SITE; WE CAN ACCESS ONLY THOSE TITLES THAT ARE LISTED BELOW. USE THIS LINK TO SEARCH THE KLI DATABASE, OR USE THE LINKS BELOW TO CONNECT DIRECTLY TO INDIVIDUAL TITLES.
  • Kluwer Law Online Looseleafs
    Georgetown Law has subscribed electronic access to the following Kluwer Law Online looseleafs: 1) Company and business legislation of the Netherlands, 2) Comparative law of monopolies, 3) Corporate acquisitions and mergers, 4) European environmental law, 5) Guide to international transfer pricing, 6) International encyclopedia of agency and distribution agreement, 7) International product law manual, 8) International trust law and analysis, 9) Investment disputes under NAFTA: an annotated guide to NAFTA chapter 11 , 10) Montreal convention, and 11) International business transactions : commentary, forms and documents, including Word-processing software.
  • OECD iLibrary
    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
    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.
  • Official Document System of the United Nations
    ODS Online is the official repository for documents published by the United Nations. The full text of documents dating back to 1992 is accessible in all official languages of the United Nations. Documents are stored in two databases, UN Documentation, which includes documents back to 1992 and UN Resolutions, which includes resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and Trusteeship Council since 1946 .
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online : International Law
    Subjects: International Law
  • Oxford Reports on International Law
    ORIL covers case law from international courts and dispute settlement bodies, in addition to states and certain territorial entities that are not generally classified as states. "The full text of new decisions of relevance to any of the ORIL modules is sourced by the reporters for that module as soon as possible after the judgment is given or the decision is made. For all modules except ICGJ a full case report is then commissioned, together with expert analysis if appropriate, to draw out the important points in the case and illustrate the relevance of the decision in the landscape of the law and practice covered by that module, or indeed in the wider sphere of international law covered by other ORIL modules."
  • Oxford Reports on International Law
    Published by Oxford University Press in cooperation with the Amsterdam Center for International Law.
  • Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law
    Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.
    Subjects: International Law
  • ProQuest History Vault
    Key archival materials on Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle, Southern Life and Slavery, American Politics and Society and International Relations and Military Conflicts. Material includes digitized letters, papers, diaries and other primary source material.
  • Springer Journals Online
    SpringerLink is an interactive database containing high-quality STM journals, book series, books, reference works and the Online Archives Collection. It also contains a select number of law and law-related resources.
  • 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.
  • WorldTradeLaw.net
    WorldTradeLaw.net provides detailed summaries and commentaries on WTO Panel and Appellate Body Reports. Each document provides a basic summary of the panel's or Appellate Body's legal findings and conclusions, a timeline, references to other reports and materials, and expert analysis on many of the key issues in the report. There is also access to the full text of the Panel and Appellate Reports. See Dispute Settlement Commentary Subscriber Log-in Area to access the commentaries.
  • i.lex: The Legal Research System for International Law in U.S. Courts
    i.lex,an online database of select U.S. court cases and related materials "is designed to serve as a practical resource for members of the judiciary and other legal professionals to identify and understand how international law is interpreted and applied by U.S. courts at both the federal and state level." [Internet resource: free on the Web]
    Subjects: International Law