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LegalTrac (connect | more information)

A major bibliographic database that indexes and selectively abstracts articles from law reviews and, speciality law and bar association journals and legal newspapers on cases studies, government regulations, practice of law, statutes, and legal subjects such as taxation and international law. It also covers law related articles for approximately 1000 additional business and general interest titles. Some full text articles are included. Geographical coverage includes the U.S. Canada, U.K. and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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  • Lexis (connect | more information)

    Lexis is an international online legal research tool providing full-text access to case law, statutes, administrative materials, annotated reports, law reviews, current affairs, etc. from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Australia, and many other jurisdictions around the world. (Not the first choice for Australian legislation or case law.)

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    Westlaw.International (connect | more information)

    Westlaw International is Thomson's ... online research service, providing legal professionals with trusted legal, news and business information from around the world .. It provides access to case law, legislation, law reviews, treatises, and directories organised by topical and jurisdictional libraries, in addition to business information and news, including business public records.--About.

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    Brill online (connect | more information)

    Brill Online Books and Journals offers searching and full text access to over 175,000 book chapters and journal articles, covering mainly the humanities, social sciences, religion, history, international law and biology.

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  • Cvria (connect | more information)

    CVRIA is the official website of the Court of Justice and Court of First Instance of the European Communities. The site provides access to information about the Court of Justice, Court of First Instance, and the Civil Service Tribunal. It includes the full text of judgments, orders, opinions and notices, and allows searching of cases from the Court of Justice, Court of First Instance and Civil Service Tribunal.

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  • EISIL (connect | more information)

    EISIL provides access to the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet.

    Foreign & international law resources database (connect | more information)

    FLIRD contains full-text international law publications, including prominent Yearbooks from around the world and proceedings of the American Society of International Law. Also contains U.S. law digests on international law and judicial decisions of the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice.

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  • Globalization and labor standards : GALS bibliographic library (connect | more information)

    This bibliographic database contains abstracts of recent law journal articles exploring international labour standards in the global economy. Taken from English language law journals from around the world, GALS provides an alphabetical list of summarised articles, followed by citations categorised by subject heading. Current subject headings include: codes of conduct, child labor, NAFTA, WTO, ILO, women's rights, etc. The database can be browsed by subject, author, journal, or searched by keyword.

    Hague Academy [of] collected courses online (connect | more information)

    "This collection includes the complete archive of collected courses dating back to their inception in 1923, twelve periodic indexes, plus the official publications from the Workshops organized by the Academy." Since 1923 The Hague Academy of International Law has conducted post-university summer courses in private international law and public international law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered.

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  • Hart ebooks (connect | more information)

    This database contains a collection of over 200 ebooks from the legal publisher, Hart Publishing of Oxford. Titles, keywords, authors, etc., or any combination of terms, can be searched, or titles browsed individually from an A-Z list. Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK and its list is international in scope.

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  • History of international law (connect | more information)

    Searchable database which offers access to more than 500 titles and 550,000 pages, and is updated frequently, dating back to 1690 on international law subjects such as war & peace, the Nuremberg Trials, law of the sea, international arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions and much more.

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  • Human rights and humanitarian law (connect | more information)

    "Human Rights and Humanitarian Law e-books online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian law. Coverage: Human Rights - Refugee Law - Immigration Law - Health Law - Children's Rights - Minority and Group Rights - Humanitarian Law - International Criminal Law."--Publisher description.

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  • IBFD : tax research platform (connect | more information)

    IBFD is the portal to high quality independent tax research, international tax information and tax education.

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  • ICC dispute resolution library (connect | more information)

    The ICC Dispute Resolution Library is a dynamic and searchable online service provided by the ICC International Court of Arbitration containing more than 1000 relevant documents from its established publications on arbitration. Includes: 1. Bulletin, a biannual periodical that focuses on arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution from a worldwide perspective; 2. Supplements (to the Bulletin), special annual issues devoted to a specific topic; 3. Dossiers (of the ICC Institute of World Business Law), collections of articles by contributors to the Institute's Annual Meetings; 4. Global Reflections on International Law, Commerce and Dispute Resolution, containing 65 essays by practitioners and scholars from over 20 countries dealing with arbitration law and practice and contemporary issues in international law and trade; 5. ICC case reports, summaries of ICC awards on specific subjects; and 6. Rules, a complete collection of ICC dispute resolution rules.

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  • ICC dispute resolution rules (connect | more information)

    "This section contains the complete collection of ICC dispute resolution rules. Each set of rules defines a distinct procedure, designed to answer a specific need within the international business world. The texts are presented article-by-article in English, French and Spanish. The English and French versions are the only authoritative texts."--Publisher description.

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  • ICL database & commentary (connect | more information)

    The ICL Database & Commentary aims to provide scholars, as well as practitioners, a starting point for legal research in the field of international criminal law. It is developed by the editor Mark Klamberg. Includes case law from the International Criminal Court and a commentary to the Rome Statute.

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  • ILOLEX : database of international labour standards (connect | more information)

    Trilingual database (English/French/Spanish) on international labour standards containing more than 75,000 full-text documents. It includes the ILO Constitution, ILO Conventions, international labor standards, human rights, employment policy, working conditions, industrial relations, occupational safety and health, and social security.

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  • Index to Common Law Festschriften (connect | more information)

    The Index to Common Law Festschriften is the culmination of a three-year project funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation and undertaken by University of Auckland Law School. There are over 270 common law Festschriften indexed on this database, amounting to over 4,500 chapter entries. In addition, there are more than a thousand entries of English language contributions to predominantly foreign language, non-common law Festschriften from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

    Index to foreign legal periodicals (connect | more information)

    "Produced by the American Association of Law Libraries, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in over 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia. IFLP also analyzes the contents of approximately eighty individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Me¿¿langes, and congress reports each year. Beginning in 1960, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals was first published by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London. In 1984, IFLP moved to its present location in the Law Library at BerkeleyLaw, University of California, Berkeley, where it draws upon the resources of the Library's international and foreign law collection, the largest and most comprehensive in the western United States."--About.

    International law (connect | more information)

    "International Law e-books online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Martinus Nijhoff Publishers in the broad field of international law. Coverage: Public International Law - Law of the Sea - International Trade Law - International Labour Law - Environmental Law - European Law - International Relations - International Organizations - Terrorism - Legal History - Islamic Law."--Publisher description.

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  • Kluwer competition law (connect | more information)

    Kluwer Competition Law is a fully searchable collection of primary source material, commentary, and analysis for anyone with an interest in EU competition law. Searching and browsing is quick and simple, as the database has been organised into the specific competition law topics of Antitrust, Mergers and State Aid. Each topic consists of an Overview, Legislation and Notices, Commission and Court Decisions and Analytical Materials, taken from KLI publications (journals, books and looseleafs) and explaining the reasoning behind the decisions and their implications. Liberalisation, the Internal Market, Services and Goods and Consumer Policy and the Environment are included as special sectors. The database also includes 29 country reports of National Legislation and of Analytical Materials, derived both from KLI publications and the e-Competitions bulletin. e-Competitions, published by the Institute of Competition Law, is a weekly bulletin published in English on national competition laws and regulations and on the implementation of EU competition law by member states.

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  • Kluwer law online (connect | more information)

    Kluwer Law Online provides access to over 20 online journals in a variety of areas of law including: air and space law, arbitration, business/commercial law, company/corporate law, competition law, environmental law, European community law, intellectual property, international trade law, labour law and taxation. New improvements to the site have seen each journal being allocated its own home page and the browsing facility has been much enhanced. Access to select looseleaf publications is also available.

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  • KluwerArbitration (connect | more information)

    An international commercial arbitration database of primary and secondary materials, with full text access. Includes conventions, legislation, institutional rules, model clauses, case law and commentary from leading publications.

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  • Legislationline (connect | more information)

    This legislative web site is a tool for finding specific national and international legislation, standards and related documents dealing with the rule of law and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The database of documents can be searched by country, topic, international organisation or keyword. Countries covered are located in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe and North America. Other useful links to relevant external web sites are also listed.

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  • LexisNexis (connect | more information)

    The Monash subscription provides access to materials on administrative law, corporations, intellectual property, forms and precedents, and general legal research tools that include a dictionary, an encyclopaedia, case citator, statute annotators and current law developments. Decisions from the Commonwealth and State courts and England are included, as well as the full text of some Australian law journals. Unreported Judgments and Australian Law Reports and Australian Current Law updated daily. Most other resources updated monthly.

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  • NATLEX (connect | more information)

    Trilingual bibliographic database containing information on national laws on labour, social security and related human rights. Includes references to legal texts from about 180 countries and in more than forty languages. Each NATLEX record contains a detailed bibliographic description, an abstract, ILO Thesaurus descriptors and LABORLEX classification headings, and, when appropriate, links to other related records.

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  • Oxford reports on international courts of general jurisdiction (connect | more information)

    Provides comprehensive coverage of decisions from the most important and general international courts, including coverage of all contentious and advisory cases from the International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of International Justice. It will eventually include cases from other courts, such as the Permanent Court of Arbitration and International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. ICGJ cases "are published with a short headnote detailing key information about the decision, rather than a full report. This headnote contains basic information about the case including dates, parties and judges, but also provides indicators as to the subjects and keywords applied to the case, the core issue(s) and any previous or subsequent stages."

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  • Oxford reports on international criminal law (connect | more information)

    "ICL focuses on decisions from a range of international criminal courts and tribunals, and at launch will cover decisions from the four main international criminal tribunals: International Criminal Court, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Special Court for Sierra Leone. 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. ICL will cover all decisions from these courts which contain anything of jurisprudential importance. Interlocutory decisions which do not contain any point of law (whether that point is substantive, evidential or procedural) are excluded."-- Publisher description.

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  • Oxford reports on international human rights law (connect | more information)

    "IHRL covers international decisions on human rights from a variety of global and regional courts. The Human Rights Law Centre at Nottingham University has selected those cases which are most important for gaining an understanding of the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights. IHRL will provide a comprehensive coverage of the key issues determined by the European Commission and Court to date. Cases selected include all plenary and grand chamber judgments at the admissibility and merits stage of proceedings, as well as other decisions and judgments of significance for their contribution to the development of the case law of the European Convention.This module will include approximately 500 decisions from year 1961 to 2007, and thereafter 150 per year (out of 900-1000 decisions per year)."--Publisher description.

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  • Oxford reports on international investment claims (connect | more information)

    IIC aims to publish all publicly available awards and decisions arising out of international investment arbitrations, and related enforcement or review decisions from national courts. The collection at launch includes over 300 arbitral awards, decisions, and determinations issued under the auspices of bodies such as: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), ICC International Court of Arbitration, London Court of International Arbitration, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Permanent Court of Arbitration [and the] Association of South East Asian Nations arbitral tribunal. The site also reports awards and decisions of ad hoc international arbitral tribunals, such as those dealing with claims presented under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or under the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Determinations on insurance contracts made by the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) are also reported.--Publisher description.

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  • Oxford reports on international law (connect | more information)

    Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) is a new online service bringing together decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. Integrating the full scope of international case law for the first time in an easily navigable online environment, ORIL draws upon the expertise of leading scholars and local experts to provide high quality, timely, reports and analysis. Database content is organized into modules comprising: International courts of general jurisdiction, International criminal law, International human rights law, and International law in domestic courts. All content is regularly updated.

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  • Oxford reports on international law in domestic courts (connect | more information)

    Contains domestic cases in international law from over 70 jurisdictions. Features expert commentary, full texts of judgments in their original language and translations of key passages of non-English judgments into English. Includes an archive of cases dating back to 2000, with over 150 new cases added each year.

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  • Oxford scholarship online. Law (connect | more information)

    Searchable database of electronic books published by Oxford University Press in the area of law. Includes the series: Oxford studies in European law, Oxford monographs in international law, Oxford monographs in criminal law and justice, Clarendon studies in criminology, Oxford monographs in labour law, Oxford studies in modern legal history, Oxford studies in international economic law, and the International courts and tribunals series, alongside many other works selected from OUP's legal publishing.

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  • Refworld : the leader in refugee decision support (connect | more information)

    RefWorld is a full-text database of refugee information comprising Country of Origin Information (COI) and Legal Information, including international instruments, national legislation, and national and international case law. Other areas of UNHCR Online provide access to statements of the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees from 1951; UNHCR information and executive committee documents; UNHCR policy documents and guidelines; and, new stories and briefing notes.

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  • TransLex (connect | more information)

    TransLex can be used in different ways. Search the entire website or browse through any of the four Sections of TransLex. Sections of TransLex are : Principles, Bibliography, Materials or Links. The TransLex-Principles contain more than 120 principles and rules of transnational law, the New Lex Mercatoria. Translex-Biblio is a selected collection of bibliographic references on transnational law organized in alphabetical order. TransLex-Materials are a collection of domestic statutes, international conventions, model laws, restatements and other soft-law instruments which are of relevance for anybody doing research in transnational law and international business law. The TransLex-Links are a selected collection of links to sites which are relevant for anybody doing research in transnational law and international business law.

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  • UNBISnet : UN bibliographic information system (connect | more information)

    Catalogue of United Nations documentation and publications indexed by the United Nations Dag Hammarskjld Library and the Library of the UN Office at Geneva. Also included are commercial publications and other non-United Nations sources held in New York and Geneva's collections. UNBISnet coverage is primarily from 1979 onward, however, more and more older documents are being added to the catalogue on a regular basis. UNBISnet provides access to a growing number of full text resources in the six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Links to full text of resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council, going back to 1946, are included.

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  • UNILEX on CISG & UNIDROIT principles : international case law & bibliography (connect | more information)

    UNILEX is an ¿¿¿intelligent¿¿¿ database of international case law and bibliography on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts - two of the most important international instruments for the regulation of international commercial transactions. UNILEX contains: detailed abstracts of the most important cases decided under both instruments by courts and arbitral tribunals worldwide; the full text of each decision in its original language (when available); the complete texts of the CISG and the UNIDROIT Principles; a status report on the state of ratifications of the CISG, including reservations and declarations by States parties to the Convention; a comprehensive bibliography for each instrument.

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  • United Nations diplomatic conferences (connect | more information)

    This website provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly. The user is provided access by individual document, and the entire collection of proceedings is searchable in full-text format.-- Home page.

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  • United Nations official documents : ODS (connect | more information)

    ODS Online is a full-text database of parliamentary documents and official records of the United Nations available in the official languages of the UN (English, Spanish and French). Includes General Assembly, Security Council, and other Council resolutions from 1946, all UN parliamentary documents from 1992 and various UN daily journals and lists of documents. The system does not contain press releases, UN sales publications, the United Nations Treaty Series or information brochures issued by the Department of Public Information.

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  • United Nations treaty collection= Collection des traites des Nations unies (connect | more information)

    Includes all multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations and, those formerly deposited with the League of Nations, their latest status and a link to the full texts. Also includes bilateral and multilateral treaties registered with and published by the United Nations Secretariat, detailed treaty references and full texts in all authentic language(s); and recently deposited multilateral treaties that have been deposited but not yet published.

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  • WIPO Lex (connect | more information)

    WIPO Lex is a one-stop search facility for national laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP) of WIPO, WTO and UN Members. It also features related information which elaborates, analyzes and interprets these laws and treaties. It provides streamlined access to reference material of key importance for optimal information on the global IP System.

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  • : the online source for world trade law. (connect | more information)

    Searchable full text of GATT/WTO Panel and Appellate Body reports; WTO arbitration awards and decisions; Uruguay Round agreements; Tokyo Round agreements; Doha decisions/declarations; NAFTA Chapter 20 Panel reports; NAFTA and related legal instruments; Dispute settlement commentaries (DSCs) for awards and decision, and primary source documents related to international trade law.

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