International and Other Countries Law:

  • Globalcourts
    Supreme Court decisions from around the world.
  • GlobalLex
    An electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. Published at the NYU School of Law.
  • Institute of European Law
    The Institute of European Law of the University of Birmingham (England) manages this web site which details national rules regarding the Mobility of Lawyers in the European Union and provides an introductory guide to European law web links. This site outlines training requirements for lawyers in the EU and explains how directive 89/48/EEC (on mutual recognition of qualifications) is implemented (or not) in each Member State. Links are provided to relevant web sites.
  • International Centre for Commercial Law
    The International Centre for Commercial Law is a major provider of information on commercial law, law firms, and lawyers throughout the world. It is also the Internet arm of Legalease, and provides Internet services for over a thousand major law firms. Publications available at the International Centre for Commercial Law include: The Legal 500 Series - recommended law firms and lawyers worldwide; UK Legal Zone - specialist tools and services for the UK legal professional; German Legal Zone - specialist information for the German legal professional; Student Information - advice and information about a career in law; Search Services - easy access to the information available; Legal News - regularly updated.
  • International Court of Justice - at the Hague
    The International Court of Justice site provides the researcher with secondary and primary information on how the court is set up, its bases for jurisdiction the process by which it functions, and lists all decisions rendered by the Court. Also at this site are an index of all past and present judges, a research guide for locating resources on the Court, some of the more recent decisions, and links to related web sites.
  • International Law Institute ILI
    ILI's mission is to raise levels of professional competence and capacity in all nations so that professionals everywhere may achieve practical solutions to common problems in ways that suit their nations' own needs.
  • Islamic Law
    Laws on cleanliness, prayers, fasting, hajj, transactions, marriage, and other topics. According to the risalah of Ayatullah Ali al-Husayni Al-Sistani.
  • Jurix - The Foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems
    Jurix is a forum for researchers in the field of Law and Artificial Intelligence in the Netherlands and Flanders. Its members are research groups from most Dutch universities and a Flemish university, KU Leuven. Jurix also has affiliated members. The site contains, among other things, some 120 papers on AI and law topics in PDF format.
  • LAWLINKS (University of Kent at Canterbury)
    An annotated guide to legal information on the Internet, concentrating on UK and European Union materials, but also containing links to other jurisdictions and international law. As well as free services, the site includes links to subscription services for UK legal research.
  • Legal News Europe
    EU current awareness service offering daily updates on EU developments from a wide range of sources such as papers, websites, etc.
  • is an internet-based free-of-charge legislative database run jointly by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the European Union. It provides access to domestic and international legislation in the OSCE region (55 countries of Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe and North America) on issues relating to the protection of human rights and the furtherance of the rule of law. Legislationline contains nearly 6000 pieces of domestic and international legislation along with other documents of relevance to the subject matters addressed by the site.
  • Lex Mercatoria
    International Commercial Law and E-Commerce Infrastructure Monitor.
  • OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    The OECD is a Paris-based intergovernmental organisation whose purpose is to provide its 29 Member Countries with a forum in which governments can compare their experiences, discuss the problems they share and seek solutions which can then be applied within their own national contexts. The fundamental task of the OECD is straightforward: namely to enable its members to consult and co-operate with each other in order to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth and social well-being. The OECD offers advice and makes recommendations to its members to help them to define their policies. On occasion it also arbitrates negotiations of multilateral agreements and establishes legal codes in certain areas of activity.
  • Oxford University Comparative Law Forum
    The Oxford University Comparative Law Forum seeks to promote the study and discussion of legal issues from a comparative perspective. It publishes academic writing on comparative law in a wide sense and provides a discussion forum for each article published.
  • Penal Law
    A worldwide comprehensive and systematic collection of interconnected annotated codes, court opinions and commentary.
  • SCALEplus
    SCALEplus is the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney General's Department. SCALEplus contains legislation of the Commonwealth and non self-governing Territories and related material such as Reserved Commonwealth Laws, the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act and the Constitution (including ancillary documents) as well as Bills, expanatory memoranda, tables, indexes, and other aids. NOTE: SCALEplus is now Comlaw.
  • Trade and Environment Database - TED
    TED is a collection of trade and environment case studies. Each case is coded on 28 different criteria and accompanied by a written report. The coded material in the cases can be sorted to help with case selection. TED serves as an inventory of cases in trade and environment and provides a basis for use by researchers, policymakers and others in this field.
  • Transnational Law Database - Tldb
    Tldb contains thousands of comparative law references (arbital awards, articles, statutes, restatements, conventions, etc.) many of them in full text format. Transnational commercial law can be used in everyday legal practice with a simple mouseclick. Access to the Tldb is free. The Tldb is operated and maintained by the Center for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) at Cologne University, Germany.
  • Treaties - Latest signatures and ratifications of the Council of Europe.
  • USITC - United States International Trade Commission
    The USITC is an independent, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides objective trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. USITC analysts and economists investigate and publish reports on U.S. Industries and the global trends that affect them.
  • Wegwijs in het Belgische Verkeersreglement
    On this site people can find legal texts on Belgian traffic rules (road signs, vehicles technical requirements, penalties, driver's license, vehicle registration, alcohol test and breathalyser test, tips in case of a car accident and many more).
  • World Bank - International Trade Division
    This site provides pages based on publications, working papers providing information on trade and economic policy, and a publications page listing recent works by trade division staff for sale in the World Bank bookstore. Full text of the executive summaries from recent reports by the Trade Expansion Program (TEP), sponsored jointly by the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank, are available. TEP offers technical assistance to countries interested in reforming their trade regimes.
  • WORLDLawDirect
    This site offers free legal advice on both US and international law. Unlike many, the site also offers lawyers from 26 countries around the world, who are available for consultation 24 hours a day. Usually these type of sites tend to be US-only. This site seems to offer the best of both worlds to all Web users. The site helps consumers and small businesses resolve their legal issue; more complex matters are referred to local attorneys.
  • WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
    Over 2600 carefully selected, annotated links in 37 international affairs categories. It should be of use to travellers, journalists, researchers, businesspersons, teachers, professors, and students, among others.
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