All Countries

This country-by-country guide will help get you started on your foreign law research by connecting you to the best research guides and databases for each country.

Notes about the guide:

The Call Numbers within parentheses indicates where the print materials for that country are located on the Lower East Side (LES) of the Yale Law Library.
The Regional Map link goes to a map of the larger geographical region.
LoC Country Studies provide social, political, legal and economic information
The FLG is the outstanding and comprehensive Foreign Law Guide which will give you the historical, political and legal framework for each country plus the past and current sources of legal information, including where to find legislation, codes and case decisions, print and online. This is a Yale subscription database.
HLS refers to Harvard Law School’s list of online guides to doing legal research in foreign jurisdictions.
WorldLII is a directory of legal information available on the Internet.
The Online Guides section includes the most substantial guide available from a library or research site.
The World Law Guide is a good resource for current legislation.
The Gazettes section features a link to the country’s national gazette.
Finally, the Other Databases section lists other valuable subscription or open-access databases or websites for that country.

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Official Gazette (Resmi jaridah Du Adli Vizarat)

English Dari-Persian Pashto

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

The Antigua and Barbuda Official Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX, GlobaLex (Caribbean), LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Lexis (Legislation & International Arbitration)

Latin Laws – Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana 

Portal de Abogados 

INFOJUS (in Spanish and full text: national and provincial laws and decrees; national and provincial jurisprudence; doctrine; dictates of the Solicitor of the Treasury; information about Argentina and Mercosur; and regulations of the AFIP) 

Información Legislativa y Documental

LC Translation of National Legislation into English

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

IRTEK (Legal Information Database; in Russian)

Armenia's Parliament (legislation in English)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

LawCite (Australian Legal Case Citator) English Case Reports 1220-1873 Lexis (Case Law, Journals, International Arbitration) WestLaw (Case Law, Reports, Acts & Legislation, Unreported Judgments, Administration, Regulation & Compliance, Codes of Practice & Standards, Agreements & Treaties, Journals) Foolkit (find federal and state acts, regulations, and rules) Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents

Commentaries on the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia

Historical Introduction to the Annotated Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth

Museum of Australian Democracy (Documenting Democracy: Commonwealth Documents)

Australian Federation (Full-Text Database)

Australian Treaties Library

Australian Law Reform Commission Reports

Law Research Service (Open Access Law Resources)

Legify

Comlaw

Lawlex: What is Legislation?

Australian Parliament House

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

ALEX (Laws in German)

UTexas (Translated Cases)

Chancellery of Austria (Bundeskanzleramt, in German)

Westlaw (Patents & Trademarks)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Azerbaijan (newspaper owned by the Parliament where the laws are published)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Legislation (comprehensive legal database for Azerbaijan; in Russian)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Official Gazette of the Bahamas (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX; GlobaLex (Caribbean)
LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Official Gazette of Bahrain (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

GlobaLex

LOC

 

 

 

 

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Chancery Law Chronicles (Bangladesh Case Law Database, in English) 

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Official Gazette of Barbados (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX; GlobaLex (Caribbean)
LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

National Register of the Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus; Vestnik Konstitutsionnogo Suda (Gazette published by the Constitutional Court of Belarus) (in Belorusian, Russian, and English)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:


Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Latin Laws – Bibilioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Government of Belize

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Journal officiel de la republique populalaire du Benin (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

The Bermuda Official Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Northwestern; LLRX (the Caribbean); GlobaLex; LOC

Other Database(s):

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Bhutan Government Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

OHR (Laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina, English)

Zakoni (Legislation Database, Bosnian)

Sud (Courts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Botswana Government Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Brazil Institute (portal to Brazil, English)
Lexis (International Arbitration)
Westlaw (Regulations)

Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Portal LexML Brazil 

LC Translation of National Legislation into English

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

The Brunei Government Gazette

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Lexis (Case Law & International Arbitration)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Bulletin Officiel du Burundi (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Journal officiel de la République unie du Cameroun (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX; LLRX (refugee); LLRX (sources); Duke; GlobaLex; LOC

Other Database(s):

Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research

Judgments of the Supreme Court of Canada

Federal Court Reports

Federal Court of Appeals

QuickLaw;

Lexis (Treaties & International Agreements, Case Law, Legislation & Regulations, Journals, Directories, Commentaries & Treatises, International Arbitration)

Westlaw (Case Law, Digest, Abridgment, Journals & Periodicals)

 Juricaf

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Boletim oficial de la Republica de Cabo Verde (not online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

No gazette available

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

WorldLII;
AsianLII;
AsianLII(Hong Kong);
AsianLII(Macau);
AsianLII(Taiwan); CommonLII (Hong Kong)

Online Guides:

Northwestern; Yale; LLRX; GlobaLex; GlobaLex (Hong Kong); LOC; LOC (Taiwan); LOC (Hong Kong); LOC (Macau);

Other Database(s):

ChinaLawInfo/LawInfoChina (Yale network only)

China Lawyer Court Cases Database (Yale network only)

Chinese Local Gazetteers Database (collection of 25,000+ volumes published after 1949)

Westlaw China (Yale network only)

Macau Penal Code(partial English translation)

LexisNexis China Law Database (authoritative collection of Chinese laws, regulations, tax information, judicial decisions, and other legal documents, collected from government sources, and translated by LexisNexis China Online (COL) in Beijing)

Lexis (Case Law, Legislation & Regulations, Journals, Commentaries & Treatises, International Arbitration - includes Hong Kong)

Westlaw (International Arbitration, Patents & Trademarks, Hong Kong: Cases, Digests, Commentary, Legislation)

LC Translation of National Legislation into English

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Latin Laws – Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Journal officiel de la Republique Federale Islamique des Comores (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Cook Islands Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

GlobaLex (South Pacific); LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Informacion Juridica (Legislation and Court Decisions)

Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Journal officiel de la Republique de Cote d’Ivoire (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Lexis (WTO’s Trade Policy Review (TPR) 1995, Duns Market Identifiers - Cote d’Ivoire)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Lexis (Balkans Business Digest, Croatian Arbitration Yearbook, HINA, Occasional Paper Series - Institute of Public Finance, Review of Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Czech Law Database (Czech)

Legislativa (a law database maintained by the Ministry of the Interior; in Czech)

European Case Law Database (Czech)

Westlaw (Patents & Trademarks)

Juricaf

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Dominica Official Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Ecuador Chamber of Commerce (Spanish)

Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Al-Jaridah alrasmiyah-Jumhuriat Misr al-Arabiyah (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Latin Laws – Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Gazette of Eritrean Laws (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Pravovye Akty Estonii (Riigi Teataja) (multiple European languages)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Negarit Gazeta (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

WashLaw (Washburn University School of Law -- Guide to Ethiopia's Law); Abyssinia Law

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Republic of Fiji Islands Government Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

GlobaLex (South Pacific Law); LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

FINLEX (Finnish Law Data Bank comprised of six databases; in English)

Westlaw (Patents & Trademarks)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legifrance (public service portal featuring access to the laws in French with links to codes in English; translations to French legal texts in English

Italian

Arabic

German

Spanish

Chinese

list of French legal texts or websites translated by institutional bodies into 30 foreign languages); Journal Officiel

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX (Germain); LLRX; GlobaLex (resources); GlobaLex; LOC

Other Database(s):

UTexas (translated cases)

JurisClasseur (French-language legal information: legislation, regulations and case law; great volume of secondary legal sources and expert analysis; Yale network)

Lexis (Recherches en Francais, English Language Searches, International Arbitration, Mealey Publications, Treatise)

Westlaw (International Arbitration, Regulations, Patents & Trademarks)

Juricaf

LC Translation of National Legislation into English

N-Lex

Essentiels du droit: Gallica (Primary and Secondary sources of French law)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Journal Officiel de la République du Gabonaise (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Gambia Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Parliament Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Bundesgesetzblatt (free; read only pdfs),

Bundesgesetzblatt (various federal and state government gazettes)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Juris (laws and cases - Yale network only)

UTexas (translated cases)

German Civil & Criminal Codes in English (official)

German Law Archive (English translations of various codes, laws, and court decisions)

Centre for German Legal Information (freely accessible database of electronic materials on German law)

Germany Case Law Database (German)

Beck Online (German-language database containing German laws, court decisions, and full-text German law reviews published by Beck and selected Nomos journals)

Parlamentsspiegel (German legislative history research)

Jusmeum (comprehensive guide on decisions from lower and special courts)

LC Translation of National Legislation into English

N-Lex

BVerfGE

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

The Ghana Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Grenada Government Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX;GlobaLex (Caribbean);
LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

El Guatemalteco (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Boletin oficial de la Guinea Ecuatorial (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Boletim Oficial da República da Guiné-Bissau (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

The Official Gazette of Guyana (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Le Moniteur, Journal Oficiel de la République d'Haiti (not avilable online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Slaw (Canada's online legal magazine with column dedicated to "Starting Points on Researching Haitian Law")

Juricaf

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Hungary Case Law Database (Hungarian)

Lexis (Legislation & Regulations, International Arbitration)

Westlaw (Patents & Trademarks)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Stjornatidindi; Logbirtingablad (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Lexis (Case Law, International Arbitration)

SCC Online

Advocate Khoj(Acts and Rules passed by the Indian Parliament, full text of Supreme Court Judgments (1950 onwards), Legal Forms, Sample Agreements and Glossary)

India Code

Indian Judicial Pronouncements:

Judgment Information System

Indian Kanoon

Indian Courts

Legislation:

Indian Code

PRS Legislative Search

Parliament of India Debates

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Lembaran Negara Republik Indonesia; Berita Negara Republik Indonesia (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Lexis (International Arbitration)

Westlaw (Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Ruznamah-‘i Rasmi-i Jumhuri-i Islami (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Al Waqa’i Al-Iraqiya (Official) - presently not available online

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

European Case Law Database

Lexis (Case Law, Treatises, International Arbitration)

Westlaw (Patents & Trademarks)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Constitutional Court of Italy - judgments and other information, also in English

Normeinrete (portal for access to all published Italian legislation)

Giurisprudenza di Merito On-Line

Lexis (ItaliaOggi, ItaliaOggi7, Legislation & Regulations, International Arbitration)

Westlaw (Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations, Patents & Trademarks)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Jamaica Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX;GlobaLex (Caribbean)
LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Ofitsial’naya gazeta (published in Russian and Kazakh, not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Kazakhstan’s Legislation Online (Russian)

Parliament of Kazakhstan – Legislation Database in Russian selected documents in English

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Hybrid Courts (information on the establishment of Regulation 64 Panels)

Kosovo Law Centre (legal think-tank devoted to the cultivation of professional legal skills)

Ombudsperson Institution in Kosovo (includes full text of reports and decisions)

OSCE Mission in Kosovo (information on the establishment of independent legal bodies, other humanitarian and legal projects, key documents, factsheets and reports)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Al Kuwayt al-yawm (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Vedomosti Verkhovnogo Sovieta Respubliki Kyrgyzstan (not available online, in Russian and Kyrgyz)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Parliament of Kyrgyzstan -- Legislation database (Russian)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Lesotho Government Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Liberia Official Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Official Journal (Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya)  (not available online); Majallat al-Mahkama al-Ulya (Supreme Court Decisions)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Liechtensteinisches Landesgesetzblatt (The actual gazette is not available online, but all laws can be found at the Lilex database)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX;GlobaLex (Microstates)
LOC

Other Database(s):

Liechstenstein Government Portal (Liechstensteain Case Law Database, in German)

Westlaw (Patents & Trademarks)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Vedomosti (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Lithuania Case Law Database (Lithuanian)

Lithuanian Parliament – Legislation Database Search Engine (English)

Westlaw (Patents & Trademarks)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Boletim Oficial (in Portuguese and Chinese)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

GlobaLex (China -- for after 2010); LOC (see Portugal for any information before 2010)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Gazetim-panjakan' ny Repoblika Demokratika Malagasy = Journal officiel de la Republique democratique de Madagascar (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Malawi Government Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Government Gazette (primary and subsidiary legislation)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

GlobaLex; GlobaLex (Researching Islamic Law in Malaysia); GlobaLex (Introduction to the Malaysian Legal System and sources of law); LOC

Other Database(s):

Lexis (Case Law, Legislation, Commentaries & Treatises, International Arbitration) Law Database of Malaysia Chief Registrar’s Office Federal Court of Malaysia Official Website

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

The Marshall Islands Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

 Gazette du gouvernement  (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

GlobaLex (African Law); LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Diario Oficial (gazette / laws)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX (websites); LLRX (civil code); LLRX (guide); GlobaLex; LOC

AALL FCIL-SIS Mexico Law and Legal Research Guide

Other Database(s):

Legislación  Mexicana, 1687 - 1902 (laws)

Suprema Corte de Justicia (jurisprudence)

Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas (IIJ UNAM) (constitution in English and Spanish, laws, scholarship)

Legislación y Jurisprudencia (IIJ UNAM) (laws and cases)

Biblioteca Jurídicas Virtual (IIJ UNAM) (law reviews)

Ediciones Andrade (Yale does not subscribe)

Justia Mexico

Lexis (Legislacion, Jurisprudencia (Case Law), Doctrina y Referencia (Law Journals & Reference), Archivos (Archives), International Arbitration)

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Latin Laws – Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

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MoldLex in Romanian; also in Russian

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Pyihtaungsu Hsoshelit Thamata Myanma Naingngantaw Pyantan (not available online)

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Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

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Journal Officiel de la Republique du Niger - not available online

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Droit Afrique

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Lovdata  comprehensive Norwegian legal database; selected translations in English

Translated Norwegian Legislation

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Al-Jaridah al-Rasmiyah (not available online)

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Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

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Papua New Guinea Official Gazette (not available online)

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Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

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Monitor Polski - not available online

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Dziennik Ustaw (portal of Polish laws; in Polish)

LEX (Polish Legal Server; in Polish)

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N-Lex

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Northwestern; LLRX; LLRX (sources); GlobaLex; GlobaLex(sources); LOC

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Garant (comprehensive legal database, updated daily; in Russian; Yale does not have subscription)

KODEKS (Russian law database, in English, by subscription only, Yale does not have subscription)

ConsultantPlus (comprehensive access to Russia’s legislation; in Russian)

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Guide to Russian Tax Law Research

LC Translation of National Legislation into English

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Journal Officiel de la Republique Rwandaise (not available online)

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Official Gazette of Saint Kitts and Nevis (not available online)

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Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (not available online); some laws and regulations available at I.F.S.A.

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The Samoa Gazette (not available online)

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GlobaLex (South Pacific Law); LOC

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The Diário da República of Sao Tome and Principe - not available online

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Umm al-Qura (not available online)

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Official Gazette (not available online)

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Sierra Leone Gazette (not available online); some laws can be found here

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Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Report
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Lexis (Case Law, International Arbitration)

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Slovakia Case Law Database (Slovak)


Statistics of Legislation (a database run by the National Council, in English)

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Slovenia Case Law Database (Slovenian)

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The Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation (comprehensive legal information, partly in English)

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Juricaf

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Tajikistan's Legislation (Russian)

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All Togo laws available at the searchable database Lois et Reglements du Togo

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Parliament of Turkmenistan– legislation database in Russian and in English

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Zbirnyk Uriadovykh Normatyvnykh Aktiv Ukraïny (Collection of Normative Acts of Ukraine’s Government; in Ukrainian)

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Jurist Guide to Ukrainian Law and Human Rights

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Lexis (Treaties & International Agreements, Case Law, Legislation & Regulations, Journals, Law Lists & Directories, Legal Updates, Lexis-Nexis Practice Materials, Commentaries & Treatises, International Arbitration, Mealey Publications

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