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Free Legal Resources on the Internet: Foreign & International Law
How to locate, evaluate, and use free legal resources on the Internet.
Includes the current constitution for almost every country in the world, translated to English for non-English speaking jurisdictions, as well as some draft and historical texts. The About page provides guidance on using the resource and links to video tutorials.
Guides from the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law. Foreign Law Research includes over 160 individual country guides and Comparative Law Research contains additional general or comparative guides.
The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by a collective of national-based Legal Information Institutes and various other organizations.
This database provides one global point of access to UN information – current and historical. Content is updated daily and includes UN documents, open access publications, voting data, speeches, and maps. Created as a collaboration between the Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the United Nations Office at Geneva Library.
This United Nations page includes quick links to highly sought after UN-related publications as well as links and guides to all of the organization's major electronic research tools including the Official Document System (ODS) and UN Digital Library.
This guide produced by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library is a useful first step in understanding and deciphering the unique tools and citation style of UN publications and learning about resources available for researching various aspects of foreign and international law.
Europa, the primary web presence of the EU, provides links to official papers from EU institutions and bodies from decisions by the European Ombudsman to speeches by the President of the European Parliament.
ASIL's Electronic Resource Guide, often called the ERG, has been published online since 1997. Written for students, teachers, practitioners, and researchers. Describes relevant, quality, up-to-date online resources on international law. Format: PDF.