Foreign, Comparative & International Law Websites
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General Starting Points
- Research Guides to Foreign, Comparative & International Law Topics (Univ. of Minnesota Law Library)
A collection of legal research resource guides covering various countries and topical areas. The guides discuss print and electronic resources available from the Univ. of Minnesota Law Library as well as freely available web resources.
- World Legal Information Institute
Access numerous databases of law-related material (e.g. case law, statutes, treaties etc...) and a catalog of links to over 15,000 law-related websites world-wide.
- American Society of International Law (ASIL)
See the "Research Tools" web page for a selection of resouces for international law research.
- GlobalLex (NYU School of Law)
Research guides, teaching materials and articles covering foreign, comparative and international law topics.
- Foreign & International Law - WashLaw Web (Washburn Univ. Law Library)
- Foreign & International Resources (FindLaw)
- International Law (Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School)
- Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
- Law and Government Resoures for 230 Countries (HIEROS GAMOS)
- GLIN: Global Legal Information Network (Library of Congress)
A public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and available to the public. Public access to full texts is also available for most jurisdictions.
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
(Int'l. law, comparative law, and domestic law of countries other than the U.S., U.K., and British Commonwealth).
- U.S. State Dept. and State Dept. Electronic Reading Room.
(Reading Room includes Foreign Affairs Manual and Handbooks).
Site includes directory with links to foreign embassies in Washington, D.C. and virtual tour of "Embassy Row."
Treaties, Conventions and Other Agreements
- Researching Treaty Sources
A research guide to electronic resources and print resources held by the Univ. of Minnesota Law Library.
- Frequently Cited Treaties and Other International Agreements
A list (arranged topically) of treaties frequently cited in law review articles, along with available sources of hard copy. Entries are linked to the EISIL database of the American Society of International Law and/or the HeinOnline Treaties and Agreements Library whenever possible. (Access to HeinOnline is limited to U of Minnesota users.) An abbreviations and sources table is also provided.
- Treaties in Force (U.S. State Department)
This publication lists treaties and other international agreements of the United States on record in the Department of State as being in force as of January 1 of the specified year.
- Multilaterals Project (Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts Univ.)
- Treaties & International Law (Internet Law Library - Pritchard LAW WEB)
- United Nations Treaty Collection
Includes three databases: Status of Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, U.N. Treaty Series and Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties. Access limited to the Law Library and other libraries on the U of M Twin Cities campus.
- Researching the European Union
Univ. of Minnesota Law Library Research Guide. Cover print and electronic resources (free and subscription resources).
- Europa: Gateway to the European Union
Home page of the E.U. Parliament, Council, Commission, Court of Justice, Court of Auditors and other EU bodies
E.U. law texts, (Official Journal, treaties, legislation and case law).
International Court of Justice