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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.

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

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

Ofitsiinyi visnyk Ukraïny (Official Gazette of Ukraine; in Ukrainian)

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Parliament of Ukraine - Legislation in Ukrainian, selected documents in English

Washlaw

Jurist Guide to Ukrainian Law and Human Rights

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

Library of Congress Country Study:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Official Gazette (Gazette of the UAE) not available online

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Other Database(s):

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

BaiLII;
WorldLII
;
CommonLII; CommonLII (Pitcairn Islands)

Online Guides:

Yale LLRX; LLRX (constitution); LLRX (primary legislation); GlobaLex; GlobaLex (Scotland); GlobaLex (Ireland); LOC; GlobaLex (Wales)

Other Database(s):

Justis (laws, cases up to 1875&statutory documents - Yale network only)

Lawtel (laws, cases - Yale network only)

UK Parliament (publications)

British and Irish Legal Institute (public legal information)

Northern Ireland Case Database

Scottish Courts (case law database)

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

Westlaw (Case Law, Legislation, Statutes, All Reports, Law in Force, Legal & Regulatory Developments Index - LRDI)

N-Lex

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Foreign Law Guide:

Gazettes:

Official Gazette (not available online)

Harvard Law School Guide:

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

GlobaLex (South Pacific Law); LOC

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide:

CIA Factbook:

Gazettes:

New legislation published online here

no official gazette published

Legal Information Institute:

Online Guides:

Regional Map:

WorldLaw Guide: