Multijurisdictional Databases

Access to Justice Information in Latin America
This study on access to judicial information in 10 Latin American countries, carried out by the Due Process of Law Foundation, assesses the principal laws and regulations on access to judicial information in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Panama, and Uruguay.
Advocate Khoj
India's first communication platform to bridge the gap between people seeking legal assistance and lawyers, featuring a comprehensive law library that contains an exhaustive list of Acts and Rules passed by the Indian Parliament, full text of Supreme Court Judgments (1950 onwards), Legal Forms, Sample Agreements and Glossary. An open resource for the public to gain knowledge about the Indian Judiciary.
African Human Rights Case Law Analyzer
Collection of decisions from the African Human Rights System.
African Human Rights Law Reports (2000 - )
Search the fully-indexed reporters for legal decisions of relevance to human rights law in Africa; include selected domestic decisions from the continent, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and the United Nations treaty bodies dealing with African countries
African Human Rights Resource Center
Find African human rights instruments and related documents from the University of Minnesota Human Rights library
African International Courts and Tribunals
For each international court or tribunal substantially touching Africa, find an overview of the court, any recent news, the basic documents, a selected bibliography, biographies of its judges, and related jurisprudence from member states
African Law Library
The African Law Library is a service offered by African Innovation Foundation in cooperation with its manifold African and international partners providing a portal for searching primary and secondary sources in African law.
African Legal Affairs
This website is maintained by the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires -- OHADA). It features OHADA's activities as well as provides documentation on this issue. This website is in French (English version is under construction).
African Newspapers / Africa News
News by country
African Union
Find documents, treaties, speeches, news related to the AU
African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
Reports on the work of the ICP, including treaties and agreements
Historical Austrian newspapers and magazines online (in German).
American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Non-binding dispute resolution services and resources.
American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC)
A coalition of NGOs committed to achieving full United States support for the ICC and the earliest possible US ratification of the Court's Rome Statute
Amnesty International
Search the Human Rights Reports by country and Library archives for most reports, news releases and urgent actions published from 1996 to date
Andean Community
An organization that promotes development and cooperation between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Armed Conflict Database: Monitoring Conflicts Worldwide
The Armed Conflict Database, produced by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, focuses on political, military, and humanitarian trends in current inter- and intra-state conflicts and insurgencies. The ACD includes statistics, historical background, and updates on armed conflicts around the world from 1997-present.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
APEC is a "forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade, and investment in the Asia-Pacific Region"
ASIL Research Guide to Private International Law
A comprehensive research guide to the electronic resources for international law maintained by the American Society of International Law
ASILGuide to Electronic Resources for International Law
Includes guides for Human Rights, International Commercial Arbitration, International Criminal Law, International Economic Law, International Environmental Law, International Intellectual Property Law, International Organizations, Private International Law, Treaties, and United Nations.
Atrocities and Genocides
Yale 2006 conference presentation of internet resources on genocide research in ten countries
Audiovisual Library of International Law
The UN's unique, multimedia resource consists of three pillars: (1) the Historic Archives containing documents and audiovisual materials relating to the negotiation and adoption of significant legal instruments under the auspices of the United Nations and related agencies since 1945; (2) the Lecture Series featuring a permanent collection of lectures on virtually every subject of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different countries and legal systems; and (3) the Research Library providing an on-line international law library with links to treaties, jurisprudence, publications and documents, scholarly writings and research guides
Basic Guide to International Environmental Legal Research
GlobaLex research guide
Biblioteca Jurídica Virtual
Created by the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), this virtual library contains over 35 online, full-text foreign and international journals, including several indexed in IFLP.
Brussels and Lugano Conventions -- Jurisdiction & Enforcement of Judgements in the European Union
Recent case-law relating to the Brussels and Lugano Conventions on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgements in Civil and Commercial Matters
B’tselem Information Sheets
Monthly B’tselem bulletin of the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories; website includes other publications
Cambodia Tribunal Monitor for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Primary source for news and information on the ECCC including news, webcasts, court schedule, and day-to-day updates
Cambodian Defenders Project
A compendium of laws and legislation of the Kingdom of Cambodia is available
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Search by abbreviation or keyword to find legal titles worldwide (online resource).
Caribbean Community
An organization that aims for economic and social development of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Central American Court of Justice (Corte Centroamericana de Justicia)
Find court decisions, treaties, and other documents (in Spanish).
Centre for Human Rights
University of Pretoria's Centre focuses on human rights in Africa; find treaties, documents, law reports, journals, annual reports, and much more
China Law and Practice
The online newsletter has new business law an regulations updates and law archive. In English. The library has print subscription 1989-2012 (UES). The library no longer has an active subscription to the resource but selective contents are available in Westlaw.
China Legal Resources
Open-access and subscription resources available at the Yale Law Library
China National Social Sciences Database
A government-sponsored database of journals and dissertations published and/or funded by the PRC Government.
CISG and International Commercial Law Database
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is the uniform international sales law of countries that account for two-thirds of all world trade. As a service to the world trade community, the Pace University School of Law offers an annotated electronic library on the CISG on the World-Wide Web.
Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC)
Includes 2,500 organizations around the world working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide
Commission for Reception, Truth & Reconciliation in East Timor
Find the final report and other relevant documents - English, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Tetum
Commission on European Contract Law (Lando Commission)
Summaries of the European Contract Law in several European languages, including English; literature on the Principles of the European Contract Law and on the Harmonisation of European Contract Law
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
COMESA aims to turn Eastern and Southern Africa into a "fully integrated, internationally competitive regional economic community with high standards of living for all its people ready to merge into an African Economic Community"
Constituciones Latinoamericanas
Current and historical Latin American constitutions.
A site with the world's constitutions available free of charge to read, search, and compare.
Constitutions of the World
This website presents the results and progress of the international research project The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism, 1776 - 1849 by making available to the public all constitutional documents from that era.
Constitutions of the World
This website presents the results and progress of the international research project The Rise of Modern Constitutionalism, 1776 - 1849 by making available to the public all constitutional documents from that era.
Council of Europe
COE has a human rights page with links to many COE divisions, including the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the Commission against Racism and Intolerance, and the ECHR (where you can search for cases and European human rights treaties)
World politics and international relations; published quarterly by the Stanley Foundation, whose website contains many more on-line, open-access publications.
Court of Justice of the European Communities
Search for judgments, opinions, and orders of the EC Courts delivered since 17 June 1997 (published in Reports of Cases before the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance (KJE924.5 .R47) or in the European Court Reports - Reports of European Community Staff Cases (KJE5932.A7 E93)); also, full text of certain unpublished decisions from 1 May 2004 - all official languages
Crisis in Darfur
In collaboration with Google Earth, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has brought together compelling visual evidence of the destruction in Darfur
Customary Law in Africa
Dag Hammarskjöld Library
United Nations library located in New York City.
Digest of United States Practice in International Law
A record of the views and practice of the Government of the United States in public and private international law compiled by the U.S. Department of State
Documentos Digitalizados del Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional de Guatemala
Digitized documents from the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (AHPN), discovered in 2005. Timely resource for the study of Guatemalan history and human rights in the region. Topics include Guatemala's armed conflict between 1960 and 1996 and the sexually transmitted disease experiments performed at the behest of the United States government in the 1940s. Includes over 10 million scanned images of documents from the National Police Historical Archive.
Doing business in Latin America and the Caribbean : including Mexico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, Central America, South America
Provides tips and information on doing business in 41 countries in this region. In addition to identifying product demand, market trends, demographics, and resource availability, the author explores investment opportunities, trade incentives and barriers, and political climates that can foster or inhibit success.
Early English Books Online
Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English; based on the Bell & Howell microfilm collections Early English Books 1475-1640 and Early English Books 1641-1700;searches can be restricted to legal materials
Find treaties, court decisions, legislation, and literature on environmental law.
American Society of International Law's (ASIL) Electronic Information System for International Law is a comprehensive database for primary documents, websites, and research guides - a great first-stop for finding international agreements; search by title, subject, keyword // has a human rights section
Embassy World
List of and links to every country's embassy.
Embassy World
List of and links to every country's embassy.
Encyclopaedia of Islam
Includes several chapters on Sharia or religious law; bibliography at end of each section (Yale access only).
Encyclopaedia of Judaism
Inlcudes many chapters on Jewish law, the Torah, Covenants, etc.; bibliography at the end of each section (Yale access only).
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an
Includes a chapter on Law of the Qur'an; bibliography at the end (Yale access only).
Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
Includes several chapters on women and the law; bibliography at end of each section (Yale access only).
Enrique Bolaños Presidential Virtual Library
The first virtual library of its kind in Nicaragua and Central America. Features the most complete collection of primary sources pertaining to the period of Nicaraguan history in the mid-19th century known as The National War (La Guerra Nacional); a collection of documents on the Spanish conquest of Nicaragua, focusing specifically on the period between 1503 and 1550; copies of the 100 magazines of the Revista Conservadora, published in the 1960's; and the collection of the Law Codes of Nicaragua beginning in 1821 (Independence) through 1888.
Environmental Peacebuilding
Launched on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, the website will serve as a global platform for sharing information, experiences, and learning on the linkages between natural resources, conflict, and peace.
Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators
The NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI) includes comprehensive information on country participation in multilateral environmental agreements through August 2012. This interactive online tool enables users to query the data and create matrices describing multi-country participation in sets of treaties.
Portal created by the European Commission; mission is to inform the EU community about key issues of common interest; this page is a directory of essential eGovernment documents and resources
EQUAL-JUS Database
The EQUAL-JUS database, part of the EQUAL-JUS project (the European network for the support of LGBT rights), contains legal documents and references related to sexual orientation and gender identity.
The official gateway to the European Union; website includes Eur-Lex, a searchable database of EU laws, Curia, a searchable database for finding EU caselaw, Pre-Lex, to monitor legislative decision making, the Judicial Network of Civil and Commercial Laws, EU documents, and much more
European Commission
Official website of the European Commission and part of Europa – the official EU website. Provides general information in the 23 official EU languages whenever possible. The European Commission represents the general interest of the EU and is the driving force in proposing legislation (to Parliament and the Council), administering and implementing EU policies, enforcing EU law (jointly with the Court of Justice) and negotiating in the international arena.
European Court of Human Rights
Search for judgments, decisions, resolutions, and reports of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission of Human Rights, and the Committee of Ministers in the ECHR's powerful HUDOC database (English and French); ECHR opinions are also available in print and on Westlaw and Lexis. More detail about each resource is available in the F/I blog.
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
EFTA promotes free trade and economic integration to benefit its four members states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
European Judicial Network
Part of the official website of the European Commission, EJN contains information about the member states, community law, European law and various aspects of civil and commercial law; information available in all official EU languages
European Sources Online
Provides factual and policy information about the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organizations of Europe, and on the issues of importance to European citizens and stakeholders; includes news ( Economist, European Voice, Financial Times), analysis, and information guides
European Union Internet Resources
Maintained by University of California Berkeley.
European Union Research Guide
The Duke Law Library collects both primary and secondary materials about the European Union. These materials are accessible through the online catalog.
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
The official website of the ECCC, a joint partnership of the UN and the Royal Government of Cambodia; find legal documents and other information
Facts on File: World News Digest
U.S. and World News: 1940-present
WTO's monthly newsletter
For the Record
Search for UN human rights documents by year (1997-2003) and by country
Foreign and Comparative Law Guides
LLRX is a depository of research guides for topics such as immigration law, Islamic law, refugee law, parliamentary procedure, and cultural property.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941 - 1996
English-language translations of broadcast transcripts, news agency transmissions, newspaper and periodical articles, and government statements from countries around the world (Yale access only).
Foreign Law in English
A guide to finding translations of foreign law
Quarterly newsletter of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran & Turkey, "an independent regional network of economists, policymakers, and business"
Free Trade Area of the Americas
An organization of 34 democracies in the region that aim for political and cultural co-operation
Gallica Digital Library
Early rare books database that is searchable via Ebsco Discovery Services
Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database
The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions extracted from 195 constitutions from around the world. The countries are organized according to five geographical regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania) and are reflective of the Member States and Territories of the United Nations. Although a number of constitutional websites and resources that contain constitutions on a global scale are available, this Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is the first searchable database that specifically presents constitutional provisions through a gender lens.
Global Legal Information Catalog (GLIC)
Law Library of Congress' public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations - official documents in original language with some English translations.
Global Policy Forum
An independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policymaking; GPF works particularly on the UN Security Council, the food and hunger crisis, and the global economy
Global Warming: A Comparative Guide to the EU and the US and their Approaches to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol
GlobaLex guide
Guide to Foreign and Comparative Law Research at Yale
This document outlines the best approach to starting your foreign law research at Yale; it provides links to the most commonly used and best resources available, many of which are listed elsewhere on this web page.
Guide to International Organisations in The Hague, City of Peace and Justice
Guide to Online UN Information Resources
Hague Academy of Collected Courses Online
The Collected Courses Online is the electronic version of the longstanding book series on international law: Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. They are given by the most prominent legal specialists in the world. All courses at the Academy are published in the language in which they were delivered, either in English or in French. The Collected Courses Online now covers more than 330 volumes (150,000 pages) containing over 1200 lectures given over a period of 85 years. At least seven new volumes are added every year. The result is a constantly growing fully searchable encyclopedic collection on international law.
Hague Conference on Private International Law
A global inter-governmental organization bringing together different legal traditions, developing services multilateral legal instruments to respond to global needs.
Halsbury's Laws of England
An authoritative encyclopaedia of law in England and Wales with 52 main volumes arranged by subject, several indexes, and updating services; it is particularly useful to find the most important cases, legislation, and commentary in a particular area of law.The major English legal Encyclopedia - it covers all areas of English law and is a useful starting point for virtually any research project. Halsbury's Laws includes a consolidated index. This index will refer you to a volume and paragraph number. Halsbury's Laws includes a consolidated index. This index will refer you to a volume and paragraph number. Halsbury's contains many citations to cases.
HAPI Online
Citations to articles on Latin America, Brazil, the Caribbean, the US-Mexico border region, and Latinos in the U.S.; excellent resource for human rights research (some full-text links otherwise check Orbis and Morris for journal titles) - English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German (Yale access only)
HeinOnline United Nations Law Collection
Complete scanned pdfs of the United Nation Treaty Series (UNTS); retrieve a UN Treaty by UNTS citation, search by treaty/registration number, country, short title, popular name, subject; links to law review articles that cite a UN Treaty; finding aids, quick reference guide, wiki, and video tutorial; also find international arbitral awards, law of the sea documents, and more.*
HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated: Contemporary & Historical Documents & Resources
The collection brings together constitutional documents, books, articles, bibliographic references, and web sites all into one database.
HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated: Contemporary & Historical Documents & Resources
The collection brings together constitutional documents, books, articles, bibliographic references, and web sites all into one database.
Publications of the the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI), the European link in the network of institutes operating within the framework of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme; the primary objective of HEUNI is to promote the international exchange of information on crime prevention and control among European countries
Human Rights Internet
Portal to search for human rights organizations, documents, and other information available online
Human Rights Library
Minnesota's premier and comprehensive searchable collection of human rights documents and information, including treaties and links to organizations
Human Rights Research
Georgetown Law Library's comprehensive collection for research on human rights including background sources, systems, case law, country reports, women's human rights resources, periodicals, current awareness, IGOs and NGOs, and bibliographies and other research guides.
Human Rights Research Guide -- Georgetown
Georgetown's research guide
Human Rights Research Guide -- Harvard
Harvard's research guide
Human Rights Treaties
Chronological list of human rights treaties from The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Human Rights Watch
NGO - Publications include an annual world report and other reports by theme and region; reports on country conditions; most available on line as well
ICC -- Article 98 Research Guide
This guide lists the Article 98 agreements published in Treaties in Force and any additional agreements posted to the most recent edition of Treaty Actions. The full-text agreements are from the U.S. Dept. of State's Reporting International Agreements to Congress under Case Act website. They are listed alphabetically by country; all documents are in pdf format
Information Exchange Network for Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matter and Extradition
A virtual library which provides legal information related to mutual assistance and extradition for the 34 OAS member states
InforMEA (United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements)
InforMEA harvests COP decisions and resolutions, news, events, MEA membership, national focal points, national reports and implementation plans from MEA secretariats and organizes this information around a set of agreed terms.
Institute for Transnational Law
UTexas-Austin's Original and English translations of French, German, Italian, Austrian and Israeli legal materials in the fields of constitutional, administrative, contract and tort law
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Cases and reports of the Commission, headquartered in Washington DC, created in 1959 as an autonomous body of the OAS that provides recourse to individuals who have suffered human rights violations - English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Decisions, provisional measures, compliance reports, and advisory opinions of the Court, the autonomous judicial body of the OAS, established in 1979 and headquartered in San José, Costa Rica; great collection of human rights instruments- English and Spanish
Inter-American Specialized Conferences
This resource is maintained by the legal department of the Organization of American States. It provides access to the international private law instruments adopted at the Inter-American Specialized Conferences on Private International Law as well as the Organization's recent activities in that area
International Affairs Resources
Elizabethtown - Internet directory of international affairs, relations, studies, news, etc.
International and Foreign Law Research Guides (GlobaLex)
Research guides on a variety of countries and international topics.
International and Foreign Law Research Guides (LLRX)
Research guides on a variety of countries and international topics.
International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
This World Bank website offers resources for conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes, including copies of awards and decisions. Cases are also available in print - UES.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
ICC makes model codes, rules, and contracts to regulate conduct in transnational business. It has a variety of publications on its website on the issues in this area including arbitration decisions.
International Comparative Legal Guides
The ICLG series provides current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas. Selective contents are free upon registration.
International Council on Human Rights
A forum for applied research, reflection and forward thinking on matters of international human rights policy; find research reports and briefing papers with policy recommendations
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
UN judicial organ at The Hague; includes decisions of the current court and the Permanent Court of International Justice (1922 - 1946).
International Courts of General Jurisdiction
Find decisions and commentary cases from the ICJ, ITLOS, PCA and PCIJ
International Crimes Database
The ICD website, hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, offers a comprehensive database on international crimes adjudicated by national, as well as international and internationalized courts.
International Criminal Court (ICC)
Established by Treaty (Rome Statute), official database with information on current cases and proceedings - English and French; also find Legal Tools, an extraordinary electronic library/database on international criminal law and justice comprising over 40,000 documents, together with four legal research and reference tools developed by lawyers with expertise in international criminal law and justice*
International Criminal Law Database ;& Commentary
Searchable database of International Criminal Court case law and commentary to the Rome Statute
International Criminal Law: Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL)
Focuses on decisions from the four main international criminal tribunals: International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL); ICL also includes decisions from post-WWII military tribunals such as the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the follow-up trials held under Control Council Law No 10. Available through any Yale-networked computer.
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
Find cases, transcripts, minutes, news, reports, basic documents related to the ICTR - English, French, Rwandan
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Find ICTY cases and judgments, reports, and basic documents - English, French, Macedonian, Albanian
International Environmental Agreements
A comprehensive database of full-text, bilateral and multilateral environmental agreements, secretariats, and data sets
This Guide was written to assist federal judges in managing and resolving federal cases involving international human rights claims, and it provides a comprehensive analysis of all substantive and procedural issues involved. A detailed analysis is provided on the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, and other federal statutes. The book also includes a model scheduling order for human rights cases as well as case summaries, tables, and research references, current as of Dec 31, 2016.
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
This website containts a variety of UNIDROIT's publications and documents, including travaux preparatoires
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Find labor conventions, recommendations and standards, including ILOLOEX (searchable database on labor standards) and NATLEX (searchable database of national labor, social security and related human rights legislation)
International Law Guides
LLRX - Many research guides on different aspects of international law research
International Law in U.S. Courts (i.lex)
Select U.S. court cases and related materials designed to serve as a practical resource for the judiciary and other legal professionals to identify and understand how international law is interpreted and applied by U.S. courts at both the federal and state level
International Law Reports
Via the Justis database, click on "cases" and uncheck all other boxes to search just ILR; find important cases and documents in international law from 1919 to the present (Yale access only).
International Law Video Library
An interactive library of video clips of well-known persons discussing various topics in international law; you can also visit sites of importance to the study of international law
International Legal Materials
Search ASIL's compilation of international laws, treaties, decisions, and declarations on Westlaw (database: ILM), Lexis (file-name: ILM), and HeinOnline. American Society of International Law, Washington, DC, 1962-Present.
The Association's website includes country-specific legal information relating to LGBT rights.
International Monetary Fund
This website provides updates on the activities of the IMF, an international financial organization with diverse economic goals
International Trademark Law: the Madrid System
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
Find cases, documents, publications, basic texts - English and French
Introduction to the Norms and Institutions of the African Union
A detailed GlobaLex guide
Investment laws of the world
Investor-State Law Guide
Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
Jurisprudence (UN OHCHR )
The database, which contains all the case law issued by the UN human rights expert committees known as the Treaty Bodies, was developed using data from the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at the Utrecht University School of Law. Cases are indexed by various categories, including State, date, subject and keywords, which can all be used as search criteria.
Keesing's was founded in 1931 with the intention of creating a lasting archive of original, accurate, and objective articles on the world's political, social, and economic events. Our team of experienced news writers and editors (based in Cambridge, UK) create a series of concise, clear articles which we publish every month, providing our readers with a digestible but detailed summary of global news.
Khmer Rouge Trial Task Force
Sponsored by the Royal Thai Government, the website has useful legislation in English relating to the preparation for the proceedings of the trials of the Khmer Rouge leaders
Kluwer Law International Journals
A variety of business, arbitration, environmental, tax, and trade law titles (Yale access only).
Latin American Network Information Center - a multidisciplinary portal to websites and resources all over Latin America, including a category for legal resources with regional and country-specific links.
The open-access Latin American Public Opinion Project surveys and analyzes citizen views on system support, political tolerance, citizen participation, local government, corruption, and views on authoritarianism have been conducted and are now being archived for many Latin American countries plus Albania, Israel, Madagascar, Canada and the United States; datasets are available for Yale affiliates (Yale access only)
Latin American Collection
Guide to the Latin American Collection at Yale University; the Subject Guides are especially helpful
Latin American Integration Association
ALADI/ LAIA is a Latin American organization dedicated to integration between its 12 Latin American member states
Latin American Journals and Serials
This is a work-in-progress website that currently contains all the holdings at Yale Law Library and will soon contain the holdings of other law libraries with Latin American collections; this is not a searchable database but merely a list of titles linked to the catalog.
Latin Laws -- Biblioteca Legal Latinoamericana
An invaluable portal to finding recent laws, decrees, and codes from all over Latin America, in the vernacular; also includes a regional section which contains treaties, conventions, reports and useful information for the Latin American region as a whole (requires free registration to view country-specific information).
An annual public opinion survey that involves some 19,000 interviews in 18 Latin American countries, representing more than 400 million inhabitants, focusing on the development of democracy, economies, and societies (Yale access only).
Lex Mercatoria
Find conventions, rules, model law, and more focusing on international commercial law including trade, arbitration, tax, transport and maritime, cross-border, anti-corruption, environmental and human rights law
LexisNexis "Doing Business in" Series
The Doing Business in Series covers the law of Spain, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru in English (Yale access only).
LII of India
LII of India (Legal Information Institute of India), is an open-source website which has over 130 databases, including decisions from 37 Courts and Tribunals, Indian national legislation from 1836, bilateral treaties, law reform reports and law journal articles. The LawCite citator tracks case and journal article citations.
Madras Law Journal
Find judgments of Supreme Court of India, Madras High Court and Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, as well as other cases of interest from around India; requires registration and an exchange of emails updating your account, but free and relatively easy.
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Searchable library catalogue and articles database; full-text Yearbook of United Nations Law (Vol.1 1997-current); many full-text articles in the Electronic Journals Library
The Middle East Media Research Institute provides translations of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish media, and original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East
Mercosur Trade Center
Mercosur is a regional trade agreement between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay
Multilaterals Project at The Fletcher School
Ongoing project of The Fletcher School, Tufts University, to make available the texts of international multilateral treaties.
Multilingual Terminology Database
Database of legal terms translated into many languages; created in preparation of the Slovene version of legal acts of the EU Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations.
Nanotechnology and International Law Research Guide
By Md. Ershadul Karim, Abu Bakar bin Munir, and Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin -- Md. Ershadul Karim is a PhD Candidate in Nanotechnology Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Abu Bakar bin Munir is a Professor and former Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
This monthly publication by the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade compliments our NatLaw World database
Nuclear Law Research Guide
Written by Linda Tashbook, Foreign International Comparative Law Librarian at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law's Barco Law Library, a Fulbright Senior Specialist, and an attorney in private practice
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Find news and events, publications, international law and human rights insturments, and a searchable database for human rights documents of the OHCHR's Charter or treaty-based bodies; click on "Countries," then "Human Rights in World" - select a region and find valuable reports
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Center for Tax Policy and Administration (OECD)
Find the OECD’s 2008 Model Tax Convention (pdf), 2005 Model Tax Convention (pdf), other Publications and Documents, and a plethora of information related to international tax issues
ParLINE database
Find information about and connect directly to the Parliament website for any country.
ParLINE database
Find information about and connect directly to the Parliament website for any country.
Peace Palace Library
At the Hague, this library is one of the greatest resources for international law; search their catalogue, receive alerts of new titles and articles, find RSS feeds, ask-a-librarian, search for electronic newspapers, read the international law blog, find EU commercial law cases, and review up-to-date bibliographies on topics such as Terrorism and International Law, Water Resources and International Law, International Criminal Law, World Trade Organization, Sports Law, The Philosophy of Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Investment Law, and The Cultural Heritage of Mankind
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at the Hague
IGO established in 1899; find past and pending cases and other documents; court hears and decides territorial, treaty, and human rights disputes between states, as well as commercial and investment disputes.Cases: The PCA only identifies the parties and publishes awards or other information where the parties have so agreed. No information beyond what is set forth on this website will be provided by the PCA.The PCA includes the following: Conventions and Treaties, PCA Rules, UNCITRAL Rules, Annual Reports
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
This Brazilian law firm's Legal Letter contains updates on Brazilian legislation and business practices; this and other publications available in the firm's virtual library; website also in English.
Policy Dialogue Brief
"Critical thinking from Stanley Foundation conferences;" published irregularly by the Stanley Foundation, whose website contains many more on-line, open-access publications; world politics
Political Database of the Americas
Georgetown Center for Latin America Studies - links to government information in countries in the Americas.
Prevent Genocide International
A global education and action network for the prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity; find domestic genocide laws around the world and international genocide conventions (last updated in 2005)
Project Diana
Yale project - find full-text of core human rights decisions and documents
Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)
Index to economic, political, and social issues; 1600 periodicals and journals, books, directories, reports, government documents; Yale Links connects to some full-text - Yale access only
Recueil de Cours / Collected Courses
Since 1923 The Hague Academy of International Law organizes Collected Courses, prestigious post-university summer courses in private and public international law; the courses are published in the book series "The Hague Academy Collected Courses", now comprising over 320 volumes, online, and searchable; also in print - KZ 3092 .R43
Reports of International Arbitral Awards (RIAA)
This United Nations publication is a collection of mediation and conciliation agreements and arbitral awards published in English and/or French; searchable full-text
Representing Children Worldwide (RCW)
Created by the Yale RCW clinic - contains child protective and custody law for every U.S. state and every country as of 2005.
Research Guide about Dag Hammarskjold

This research guide is dedicated to Dag Hammarskjöld, the Second Secretary-General of the United Nations from April 1953 until September 1961 when he met his death in a plane accident while on a peace mission in the Congo. He was born on 29 July 1905 in Jonkoping in south-central Sweden.

Research Guide on International Tax Law
"This research guide, based on International Tax Law: A Legal Research Guide (Buffalo: Hein, 2011) by Christopher C. Dykes, is designed to provide a starting point for those interested in international tax research. This guide will focus on international tax law from the global perspective, but will also list information and sources for those interested in U.S. international taxation. This research guide will also discuss model income tax conventions, tax treaties, customary international law, and general principles of law. Secondary sources such as selected treatises, practice guides, and journals as well as online sources and research guides will also be covered." - from the guide's introduction
Research Guide on the Trading Systems in the Asian-Pacific Region
A GlobaLex research guide that contains comprehensive information on the APEC, ASEAN, and their member states
Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSC-SL)
Created jointly by Sierra Leone government and UN, closed in 2013 - Find all archived documents including indictments, transcripts, judgments, daily journals, audio and video of the trials, and more
Rome Convention -- Contractual Obligations in the European Union
Materials on the Rome Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations and its implementation
Rule of Law Resource Center
An online resource developed by LexisNexis that compiles rule of law information, news, tools, and expertise for rule of law practitioners and legal reformers.
Scientific Electronic Library Online: Mostly scientific journals with a few but growing number of legal titles; consolidates Iberian and Latin American journals in an open-access, full-text database; searchable in English, Spanish and Portugese, by subject, author, keyword, or browse each journal.
Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Find the TRC final and popular reports, images, video testimony, national vision for Sierra Leone, research data, legal resources, bibliography, and extensive links.
SIM Documentation Site
Collection of human rights open-access databases allowing access to human rights documents, case law, and other legal materials
South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Videotape Collection
Yale Artemis Project - watch streaming video of news broadcasts assembled by journalist Max Du Preez, covering the history and activities of the Commission
Study Group on the European Civil Code
Reports on the work by the specialists on the European Civil Code who aim to "produce a codified set of Principles of European Law for the law obligations and core aspects of the law of property"
Summit of the Americas Information Network
"The Summit of the Americas brings together the Heads of State and Government of the Western Hemisphere to discuss common concerns, seek solutions and develop a shared vision for their future development of the region, be it economic, social or political in nature."In English and Spanish
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory
Links to tax websites of over 80 countries and all 50 of the United States; links to international resources, IRS information, tax treaties, EU websites, VAT (Value-added Tax) information, and more.
Tax Law by Country
Links to the tax websites of about 25 foreign jurisdictions, from Australia to the United Kingdom. There are also links to international tax resources, tax associations, and more.
Tax Research -- Foreign and International
Yale's guide to locating relevant print and electronic, foreign and international tax research resources.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
ASEAN brings together Southeast Asian nations to promote economic, social, and cultural progress in its 10 member states
The Crisis in Darfur: Researching the Legal Issues
GlobaLex guide to the crisis and question of genocide in Darfur
The National Law Centre for InterAmerican Free Trade's InterAmerican Database
The National Law Centre for InterAmerican Free Trade is a non-profit research organization dedicated to developing the legal infrastructure to build the trade capacity and promote economic development in the Americas
The United States Institute of Peace Journal
USIP is "an independent institution established by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote peaceful resolution of international conflicts;" the print journal we have was published six times per year from 1990 - 1994; it is not available on-line. The USIP website includes many more on-line, open access journals
The World Justice Project
The World Justice Project is a non-profit, independent organization that helps communities around the world to advance the rule of law.
Transitional Justice in Africa: The Experience with Truth Commissions
Transparency International Kenya
A non governmental organization dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption; find reports, newsletters, speeches, conventions, and other documents
Treaties and International Agreements (TIARA)
Oceana's full-text searchable database of U.S. treaties and international agreements in force since 1783*
Treaty Research
Travaux Preparatoires: Drafting History
Treaty Research
An Introduction to Sources
U.N. Financing for Development Office: Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters
Find the Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries (ST/ESA/PAD/SER.E/21)(pdf, 2001), the Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries pdf, 2003), and other documents and publications
U.S. Department of State
The Private International Law site, maintained by the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law (L/PIL) at the U.S. Department of State; find treaties in force for the United States, other international instruments, and information on current negotiations and projects covering the private international law of such areas as trade and commerce, finance and banking, trusts and estates, family and children matters, and international judicial assistance.
U.S. Trade Representative
Detailed descriptions and the texts of many U.S. trade agreements can be accessed through the Resource Center
UCLA Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project
The UCLA Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project is a database covering comprehensive summaries of judgments rendered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, established by UN General Assembly, is mandated to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide; hosts the powerful RefWorld database, a collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks; take note of the publication entitled "State of the World's Refugees"
UN Human Rights Treaties - Travaux Préparatoires
A database of drafting histories from the major post-World War II human rights treaties compiled by U. Virginia law librarians, alumni and faculty.
UN Human Rights Treaties Travaux Préparatoires (UVA)
A searchable database of the travaux preparatoires of the core human rights agreements assembled by UVA law librarians, faculty and alumni. The website has extensive subject search capability and provides linkage to full-text official UN documents comprising the drafting histories of the nine major Conventions: International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), 1965 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), 1966 International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), 1966 -- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1979 -- Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984 -- Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 1989 -- International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 1999 -- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2006 --International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, 2006
UN Legal Publications Global Search
Portal includes most legal publications of the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs (Yearbook of the International Law Commission, United Nations Juridical Yearbook, Reports of International Arbitral Awards, Summaries of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders of the International Court of Justice, Proceedings of Diplomatic Conferences, Repertory of Practice of United Nations Organs)
UN OHCHR -- Combating discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
UN War Crimes Commission’s archive in ICC Legal Tools Database
This Includes unrestricted records of the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), including its Far Eastern and Pacific Sub-Commission, and its three committees. More than 2,240 UNWCC documents have been added to the ICC Legal Tools Database including meeting minutes from the Commission and its subordinate bodies, their working documents, and materials from the Research Office.
Uncle Fed
Open access website contains bilateral treaties between the U.S. and foreign jurisdictions (in pdf).
United Nations
Official website
United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials
Find General Assembly resolutions and reports of the Secretary-General
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
This resource is dedicated to "modernization and harmonization of rules on international business;" it contains an assortment of UN-published documents on international trade law.
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
UNCITRAL's business is the modernization and harmonization of rules on international business including arbitration and dispute resolution
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
UNCITRAL's business is the modernization and harmonization of rules on international business including arbitration and dispute resolution
United Nations Judicial Yearbook
Published annually since 1963, the Yearbook includes certain legal documents concerning the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations.
United Nations Research
United Nations Resources and Research Tools
Not your ordinary guide; nice chart with searching hints and tools tailored to specific research needs (also available in pdf).
United Nations Security Council
Find Resolutions, Reports from the President, Secretary-General, Mission, and Subsidiary Bodies; under the Meetings tab, find full-text meetings records, resolutions, presidential statements; annual reports and other document
United Nations Treaties Collection
Includes databases for United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS), Multilateral treaties deposited with the UN, Status of Treaties (MTDSG), Certified True Copies (CTCs) of treaties, Depositary Notifications (CNs), and more
United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
An independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress whose goals are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide; includes a library with digital collections including peace agreements, terrorism/counter-terrorism resources, and afghan oral histories, as well as library catalog with full-text USIP Special Reports and Peaceworks
Visualizing International Criminal Justice
War Crimes Research Portal
A comprehensive portal to international humanitarian law websites and international criminal tribunals; text of over 120 research memoranda on issues pending before the ICTY, ICTR, SCSL, and ICC; Research Guide to international humanitarian law and tribunals; "instant analysis" articles, written each month by the members of the American Branch of the International Association of Penal Law, on the hottest topics in international criminal law
World Court Digest
Max Plank Institute's reproduction of judgments, advisory opinions, and orders of the ICJ and individual judges (also in print: KZ213.W67 - L1 - F/I Ref)
World Legal Systems
Determine the legal system of the country your are researching: Civil law, Common law, Customary law, Muslim law, Talmudic law, and Mixed law systems, the latter referring not to a single system but to a combination of systems.
World Trade Organization
WTO's Dispute Settlement Body webpage is a primary source for WTO dispute settlements and documents
Comprehensive source of WTO dispute settlements including index, database of dispute settlement tables and statistics, and summary and analysis of all reports and arbitrations.*
WTO Press Releases
Irregularly published news releases by the WTO, whose website contains WTO documents and many more on-line, open-access WTO publications