Foreign Law Resources

Below are a few key foreign law resources.

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  • Constitute - Current constitutions that allows for comparison by country or element.
  • *Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World (Reynolds and Flores) - Provides relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations whenever possible and selected references to secondary sources in English. This is primarily a guide to official sources and official versions with references, when appropriate, to full texts of legislation and English translations of codes, laws and relevant material.
  • GlobaLex (NYU) - list of research guides for researching the law of different countries 
  • Legislation Online - Legislation from European countries on certain subjects related to human rights (e.g. citizenship, gender, freedom of association)
  • Nations of the World (Law Library of Congress) - Alphabetical list of countries with links to laws and documents
  • *VLex Global - Extensive collection of current foreign law with a focus on Latin America and Europe
  • World Legal Information Institute - List of countries with links to legal material available on the internet
  • *World Constitutions Illustrated - current and previous constitutions with reference sources