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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:

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

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

Other Database(s):

Garant (comprehensive legal database, updated daily; in Russian)

Russian Legal Server (Russian)

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

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

EastView (by subscription only, Yale does not subscribe)

Lexis (RusLegisLine)

Washlaw

Guide to Russian Tax Law Research

LC Translation of National Legislation into English

ISI Emerging Markets (Choose Russia – Research – Garant Laws in English)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Journal Officiel de la Republique Rwandaise (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

WorldLII; CommonLII;


Droit Afrique

 

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Westlaw (ICTR)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

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

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Bollettino ufficiale della Republica di San Marino (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

LLRX; GlobaLex (microstates);
LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

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

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

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

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Report
(TRC final report and popular versions, recommendation matrix, national vision for Sierra Leone, images, video testimony, research data, legal resources, bibliography, extensive links).

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Gov’t; GlobaLex; LOCSupreme Court of Singapore (Open access for 3 months); The Subordinate Courts of Singapore (District & Magistrate Courts Judgments and Family & Juvenile Court Judgments)

 

Other Database(s):

Lexis (Case Law, International Arbitration)

Westlaw (Law Reviews, Bar Journals & Legal Periodicals)

Justis (Law Reports)

LawNet (Law Reports, Judgments, Decisions, Bills) Access via SCC Online

Singapore Statutes Online (Official Singapore Government website for online publication of legislation provided and maintained by the Attorney-General’s Chamber)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

The Somalia Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Government gazette (Staatskoerant/ Republic of South Africa) is not fully available available online; National, Provincial and Regulation Gazettes as well as some legal notices and tenders are available at GreenGazette and at GICS some legislation is available at ActsOnline.

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Lexis (Case Law, International Arbitration, Legislation & Regulations)

Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) (can be downloaded as pdf)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

vLex  (laws, cases, scholarship - Yale network only)

La Constitution Espanola de 1812 (constitution)

La Biblioteca Digital de Derecho (historical books and manuscripts)

European Case Law Database (Spanish)

Lexis (Treatises, International Arbitration)

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

Consejo General del Poder Judicial (Spanish court cases, in Spanish)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Sudan Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

GlobaLex; GlobaLex (Darfur); LOC; GlobaLex (South Sudan)

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Staatsblad van de Republiek Suriname

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

WashLaw

Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

Swaziland Government Gazette (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

No gazette published, see 'Rixlex' in 'Other databases'

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Rixlex (official government documents)

Westlaw (International Arbitration, Patents &Trademarks)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

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

Schweizerisches Bundesgerich (all decisions of the Supreme Court of Switzerland, in German, French, and Italian)

The Swiss Portal of the Federal Government and the Cantons (provides access to official websites of the Swiss cantons)

Westlaw (International Aribtration, Patents & Trademarks)

Juricaf

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Journal Officiel de la Republique Togolese (not available online)

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

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

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Parliament of Turkmenistan– legislation database in Russian and in English

Legislation of Turkmenistan (by subscription, Yale does not subscribe; in Russian)

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide: