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Internet Resources for Legal Research


Research Guides

A number of very useful regularly updated guides and articles on specific legal topics or jurisdictions with links to the relevant websites.

  • GlobaLex: a very useful reference tool in almost every area of law.  This guide is compiled by the New York University Law Library and is a list of links to pages dedicated to specific jurisdictions or subjects.
  • LLRX: Law Library Resource Xchange's page on International and Foreign Law. LLRX is a web journal which features articles by expert law librarians on research topics and legal information technology. It contains very useful articles with relevant links to updated information on various subjects and jurisdictions.
  • ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law: this is a development project of the American Society of International Law and includes chapters on various topics of international law, such as the UN, human rights, treaties, international environmental law, international criminal law, private international law and international economic law. 
  • Research guides of the Peace Palace Library: continuously updated guides on various topics of international law, such as economic and financial law, settlement of international disputes, international criminal law etc.

European Union and Council of Europe

  • List of websites with information on European Union issues, taken from the webpages of the European Documentation Centre

International Law

A selection of sources of international law, such as documents/publications of international organizations, case law, treaties, relevant for the research done at the EUI.


EISIL: Electronic Information System for International Law - a comprehensive database for locating primary documents, websites, and research resources in international law (with support by ASIL)


International Organizations

United Nations Home page: UN Charter, Statute of the ICJ, resolutions, reports, and other key documents; the Dag Hammarskjöld Library; also links to the very current United Nations Treaty Collection, which updates the annually-published treaty status & index set Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General, weekly, and includes the full text of multilateral and bilateral treaties published in the U.N.T.S.


International Courts



International Treaties

Multilateral conventions in full-text, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy


Human Rights



International Trade

 Lex Mercatoria-International Trade/Commercial Law Monitor University of Tromsø and University of Oslo, Norway and Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY

Private International Law 

Hague Conference on Private International Law

International Criminal Law

Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law


Comparative and National Law


Websites aggregating national legal sources





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Page last updated on 02 August 2015