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Foreign, Comparative & International Law: Electronic Resources

Legal Research Databases

Legal Research Databases:  Law students and practitioners who have password access to Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law may use the resources provided by these legal information systems.  These and the other databases featured below provide resources on foreign and international law, generally organized by region, country and international organization.  With whatever resources within a database you select, remember to examine the Information buttons, where provided, to learn what a particular resource contains and tips on how to efficiently access it.  If you need assistance using any of these databases, please speak to a Reference Librarian:

 

Suggested Resources in Bloomberg Law:

 

International Trade Daily

 

International Trade Reporter

 

WTO Reporter

 

Books and Treatises:

 

International Labor and Employment Laws

Suggested resources in Lexis Advance:

 

                        Practice Area or Industry:  International Law

                        International Commercial Arbitration Practice

                        International Business Planning: Law and Taxation

                        International Court of Justice Judgments

 

            Suggested resources in Westlaw:

 

All Content: International Materials 

 

Practical Law:  International Arbitration

 

Congress.gov:  This resource provides materials on Treaties and United States legislation.

 

Suggested resources in Checkpoint:

 

Practice Area:  International Tax

Table of Contents:  International Tax News

           

International Law Research Guides

International Law Research Guides:  A number of useful resources for researching international law are freely available on the World Wide Web.  A few such sources are listed below:

 

The American Society of International Law

 

The American Society of International Law Electronic Resource Guide

 

 

Internet Resources on Individual Countries

Internet Resources on Individual Countries:  Many countries have embraced the Internet and have made available much information about their governments and laws.  Use popular search engines such as Google or Ask to search for information about foreign nations, such as official information on the national legal system or business and travel information.  Knowledge of foreign languages is useful in such research, although many national websites are in several languages, often including English.  As with all information on the Internet, the researcher should be aware of the quality of the information presented.  Commentary and even official information regarding political entities such has national governments often display certain biases.  For official information on United States relations with foreign nations, see the “Countries and Areas” link on the U.S. Department of State website. 

 

International Organizations

International Organizations:  A selection of websites for International organizations.  Others may be found on the Internet:

 

            Center for International Environmental Law

           

Europa:  Gateway to the European Union

 

International Labour Organization

 

International Maritime Organization

 

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

 

The United Nations

 

International Humanitarian and Human Rights Organizations

International Humanitarian and Human Rights Organizations:

 

            Amnesty International

 

International Committee of the Red Cross

 

International Justice Resource Center

 

Universal Human Rights Index

 

UNICEF

 

International Trade Law Organizations

International Trade Law Organizations:  The following suggested websites provide information on organizations focusing on international trade law and agreements:

 

Customs and International Trade Bar Association

 

International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association

 

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

 

United States International Trade Commission

 

World Trade Organization

 

International News

News Sources featuring International Legal Issues:  Suggested news sources on international law follow.  Many other similar news websites are available online, but may require password registration or are otherwise subscription-based.  Standard news sites such as Reuters, McClatchy or United Press International may also be useful to the international law researcher:

 

            Jurist—World Legal News

 

            World Public Opinion.org