Foreign and Comparative Law by Country or Region (including Religious Legal Systems)
More Than One Country or Region
These are online research guides or portals to legal systems worldwide. Also see the section below for guides to specific countries, regions, or religious legal systems.
- Countries List. Swiss Institute of Comparative Law.
- Foreign and International Law. WashLaw Web, Washburn University School of Law.
- Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World . By Thomas H. Reynolds and Arturo A. Flores. The most important bibliographic resource for foreign law research.
- Foreign Law Translations. Institute for Transnational Law, The University of Texas at Austin. "This site is a resource for French, German, Italian, Austrian and Israeli legal materials in the fields of constitutional, administrative, contract and tort law." The site is at present strongest for
France and Germany, for which it includes English translations of selected statutes and decisions.
- Globalcourts. "Supreme court decisions around the world."
- Global Legal Information Network (GLIN). Law Library of Congress. This database provides summaries of "regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations." For many jurisdictions full texts are also available.
- Global Legal Monitor. Law Library of Congress. Legal developments from around the world.
- GlobaLex. New York University School of Law. A collection of research guides.
- Government Gazettes Online. University of Michigan Library. This site "attempts to list all online government gazettes and their characteristics to aid researchers. A description of the contents and coverage are included for each gazette."
- Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases. New York University Law Library.
- Guide to Law Online: Nations of the World. Law Library of Congress.
- Intute: Social Sciences - Law. From a consortium of educational and research institutions in the United Kingdom, "Intute is a free online service providing you with access to the very best web resources for education and research."
- Law by Source: Global. Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School.
- World Legal Information Institute (World LII)
- World Legal Systems. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. Legal systems of the world are classified by type (civil law, common law, customary law, mixed systems, Muslim law).
Specific Country, Region, or Religious Legal System
This is a selective list of online research guides, portals, and databases arranged by country, regions, or religious legal system. Also see
the section above for resources that cover more than one country or region.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Democratic Republic of Congo
(see also our European Union
- Guide to European Legal Databases. By Mirela Roznovschi, New York University School of Law (LLRX.com).
- Legislationline.org. Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Database of international texts and domestic legislation in the OSCE region (the Caucasus, Central Asia, Europe, and North America) dealing with the rule of law and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Federal Republic of Serbia and Montenegro
- French Law Guide. By Professor Claire M. Germain, Cornell Law Library.
- French Law on the Internet - The Basics and Free Resources. By Emmanuel Barthe (GlobaLex).
- Foreign Law Translations. Institute for Transnational Law, The University of Texas at Austin.
- Legifrance. Official governmental portal. Includes links to the constitution, codes, laws and regulations, case law, official journal, official bulletins, treaties and international agreements, administrative agencies, and Community law.
- Researching French Law. By Stéphane Cottin and Jérôme Rabenou (GlobaLex).
- International Team Project: Morocco & France. By the Pritzker Legal Research Center (LibGuide).