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Australian Legal Information

Weblaw - A Subject Gateway to Australian Legal Resources
http://weblaw.edu.au/weblaw/info_weblaw.phtml
WebLaw provides access to online Australian legal information and includes annotated links to current quality-assessed Internet resources.

Australian Law: Selected Websites -- National Library of Australia
www.nla.gov.au/oz/law.html
An annotated listing of the main sites for Australian law, with key resources organized by jurisdiction.

About AustLII -- AustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute
www.austlii.edu.au/austlii/
AustLII provides free Internet access to Australasian legal materials. Includes primary legal information (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals) and secondary legal materials (those created by public bodies for purposes of public access, ie. law reform and royal commission reports).

Law Internet Resources -- Parliament of Australia - Parliamentary Library
www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/law/auslaw.htm
Annotated links to legislation, court and tribunal decisions, law reports, etc., key national, state, and territorial bodies, legal research tools, and links to other Australian sites (pathfinders, directories, etc.)


British Legal Information

BAILII: British and Irish Legal Information Institute
www.bailii.org
The British and Irish Legal Information Institute provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials available for free, including those pertaining to Wales, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom and Ireland.

The UK Statute Law Database (Department for Constitutional Affairs)
www.statutelaw.gov.uk/Home.aspx
The official revised edition of the primary legislation of the United Kingdom, dating back to the 13th century.


European Legal Information

Guide To European Legal Databases, Update 5 -- LLRX.com
www.llrx.com/features/europenew.htm
Contains an extensive guide to European Web-accessible legal resources.

The Portal to European Union law -- EUROPA - Eur-Lex
http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/index.html
Provides a single entry point to the complete collections of European Union legal texts, including treaties, legislation and legislation in preparation and case law. Also includes parliamentary questions and documents of public interest.


French Legal Information

Legifrance, Le service public de la diffusion de droit -- République française
www.legifrance.gouv.fr/
Includes the updated text of laws, regulations and codes currently in force, along with collective agreements, European Community legislation, and treaties. Also includes the official journals of the French Republic and the European Community, and French and international case law. (in French only)


United States Legal Information

Guide to Law Online: United States -- Law Library of Congress
www.loc.gov/law/guide/us.html
Comprehensive hot-linked guide to all aspects of U.S. law and legislation maintained by the Law Library of Congress.

LII / Legal Information Institute -- Cornell Law School
www.law.cornell.edu
Includes topical access to legal issues; U.S. federal and state constitutions and codes, federal and state court decisions, foreign and international legal materials, legal directories and current awareness materials.

THOMAS -- The Library of Congress
http://thomas.loc.gov
This Library of Congress site provides access to legislation, the congressional record and committee information. Offers links to Library of Congress Internet resource pages on the legislative branch, federal government Web sites, magistrature resources, and the Library's Guide to Law Online. Includes "Frequently Asked Questions."

U.S. House of Representatives - Office of the Law Revision Counsel
http://uscode.house.gov/
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. Another version of the U.S. Code is available from the Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute.


Other Foreign Legal Information

EISIL : Electronic Information System for International Law -- American Society of International Law
www.eisil.org
The goal of EISIL is to ensure that researchers can easily locate the highest quality primary materials, authoritative websites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet. Access is provided to general sources, by states and international organizations, and by topic (e.g. private rights, economic rights, human rights, etc.)

International Legal Studies (ILS) Web Sites -- Harvard Law School
www.law.harvard.edu/library/services/research/
guides/international/web_resources/

This page provides links to foreign and international law Internet resources.

GLIN: Global Legal Information Network
www.glin.gov
The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) provides a database of international laws, regulations, and other complementary legal sources. Through the Law Library of Congress, the site also provides a Guide to Law Online, an annotated guide to worldwide sources of information on government and law.

International Law Guides -- LLRX.com : Law Library Resource Xchange
www.llrx.com/category/1050
Over 40 research guides on a wide variety of international law topics, including cultural property, competition and refugee law.

Legal Research on International Law Issues Using the Internet -- The University of Chicago, Library
www.lib.uchicago.edu/~llou/forintlaw.html
Comprehensive listing of international law sites, including conferences, publishers, library catalogues, journals and periodical indexes, electronic discussion groups, directories and research centers. Includes research guides on selected international law topics.

WorldLII : World Legal Information Institute
www.worldlii.org
Provides access to databases of legal information from over 20 countries as well as databases of international court and tribunal decisions. The WorldLII Catalog provides links to over 15,000 law-related Web sites from many countries of the world.


Foreign Constitutional Information

Constitution Finder - University of Richmond
http://confinder.richmond.edu
Comprehensive listing of constitutions, charters, amendments and other related documents.

Constitutions, Treaties, and Declarations
www.psr.keele.ac.uk/const.htm
Collects constitutional, treaty and convention documents. Subjects include human rights, warfare and arms limitations, international trade and environmental management. Links to European Union Internet resources.

International Constitutional Law
www.oefre.unibe.ch/law/icl/index.html
Provides access to constitutional documents by country and includes a list of recent updates.