International Team Project: Bhutan and Thailand Research Checklist


Prepared for International Team Project Bhutan and Thailand at Northwestern University School of Law, Spring 2012, by Irene Berkey, Foreign and International Law Librarian.

For questions about this guide, contact Library Reference, Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian (e-mail | (312) 503-8451) .

Materials in this checklist are primarily in English, unless otherwise noted.

General Country Information

Government Web Sites: Bhutan

Government Web Sites: Thailand

Non-Governmental Web Sites

Laws and Legal System: Bhutan


  • Research Guide to the Legal System of the Kingdom of Bhutan. By Ershadul Karim and Chhime Tshoke Dorjee (GlobaLex, 2011).
  • Introduction to the Bhutanese Legal System. Royal Court of Justice, Bhutan.
  • "Bhutan" in Legal Systems of the World: A Political, Social, and Cultural Encyclopedia, vol. 1, pages 162 -168
    I,REF K 48 .L44 2002
  • "The Legal System of Bhutan" in Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia , vol.9, pages 9.40 to 9.40.21. Note: this article dates from the early 1980s and should be used for historical purposes only.
    I,REF K 48 .M62 1988S
  • “Bhutan” in International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law, vol. 1 (National Reports) chapter 3, pages B-27 to B-29. Note: this article was completed in May 1972 and should be used for historical proposes only.
    I,REF K 48 .I58 1973 vol. 1 ch.3

Links to legislation


Laws and Legal System: Thailand

Finding Books on Bhutan and Thailand

Finding Books at Northwestern University

Finding Articles:

  • Tips:
    1. Many subject areas are relevant-- not just law.
    2. Use indexes to identify relevant articles.
    3. "Advanced search" is often easier than "basic search."
    4. Find a relevant citation, then click on "subject headings" or "descriptors" to find more.
    5. "Find it at NU" button often leads to electronic full text.
    6. NUcat "journal title" search leads to print and/or electronic full text
  • Finding Articles and Papers on Foreign and Comparative Law (for articles on law of countries other than the U.S. and comparative law methodology, from journals published both in the U.S. and abroad)
  • Find Non-Law Articles (for subjects in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community . From the Association for Asian Studies at the University of Michigan. Western language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971, on all subjects, especially in the humanities and social sciences.

Finding Dissertations

Finding Statistics

News: General, Legal, and Business

Note that both Lexis and Westlaw allow you to create and save a search, to be run on a periodic basis, such as daily or weekly. For links to tutorials, see the Research Alerts page of the library's web site. Always check scope notes (click on information icon) for dates of coverage. Not all publications are current.

Many organizations make it possible to monitor news by means of an RSS/XML ("Really Simple Syndication") feed. For information of setting up RSS feeds, see the Research Alerts: RSS Feeds section of the library's web site.

News: Bhutan

News: Thailand

  • Lexis Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community .
    1. News & Business tab > Country & Region (excluding U.S.) > Asia Pacific > News
    2. News & Business tab > Country & Region (excluding U.S.) > Thailand
  • Westlaw Available from anywhere to members of the Northwestern Law community
    1. International/worldwide materials > Asia and the Pacific Rim > Individual Country Materials > Thailand > Business and News
    2. Business and News tab > Global News > Far East News
  • Thailand: News and Media. Links to free Internet news sources listed in the Open Directory Project.
  • Bangkok Post (Registration required)
  • World News Connection Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community . Provided to the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) by the Open Source Center (OSC).

International and Regional Organizations

Note: Bhutan and Thailand are not necessarily members of all the organizations listed below. However, these web sites can be good sources of information.

Additional Resources for Selected Topics




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Human Rights


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