Centre for Applied Legal Research
Website of the Centre for Applied Legal Research in Zimbabwe an independent research institute working with governments and civil society organisations. The site gives details of projects the Centre is involved with covering the areas of agriculture and agribusiness, trade and investment, environment and natural resources. Working papers, newsletters and press releases produced by the Centre are available to download from the site.
Construction law made easy
This website provides guidance and background information to Australian construction law and has been compiled by construction lawyers at Minter Ellison a law firm with offices in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The resource contains 24 chapters with headings including contract law, project delivery, the building code of Australia, building industry regulation, tendering and dispute resolution. A brief overview of the contents of each chapter is available along with a legal glossary of construction law terms. Free registration is required to access the site.
Contemporary land grabbing, research, and bibliography
Online guide to the acquisition of large areas of land by foreign investors in developing countries mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. The guide was written by Jootaek Lee who is Senior Law Librarian (Research Librarian for Foreign, Comparative & International Law), Lecturer, and Affiliated Faculty for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at the Northeastern University School of Law. The guide was published in 2016 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The author looks at how international law has attempted to address the issue of contemporary land grabbing and highlights selected books, articles and reports on the subject providing publication details and links to the full texts where available. Links to related organisations are also given.
The Constitution of Cote d'Ivoire
Provided by the US C˘te d?Ivoire Embassy, this site contains the full text of the Constitution of C˘te d?Ivoire, as adopted at the Referendum of 23 July 2000. The text provides an over view of individual rights and freedoms as well as providing a definition of the state and its responsibilities.
Cousins Business Law
Website of Cousins Business Law a firm of commercial solicitors specialising in SMEs and family run businesses. The site offers a selection of free articles covering subjects relevant to small business such as outsourcing, contracts, IT and ecommerce. There is also a monthly ezine which can be freely downloaded from the site and a business law blog. Posts can be viewed by date or subject eg. partnership agreements, business disputes, licensing and laws and regulations.
Cyberwarfare and collateral damages
Online article explaining cyberwarfare, collateral damages and the role of victims written by Edoardo E. Artese and Valentin Vitkov who are Italian lawyers specialising in IT law. The article was published in 2015 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The authors provide a definition of cyberwarfare, comparisons with other types of warfare and how it is dealt with under international law. There is a section on collateral damages and victims and examples are given of recent cyberattacks.
Free Access to Law Movement (FALM)
The Free Access to Law Movement is a global association of organisations involved in the free dissemination of legal information, such as the Australasian Legal Information Institute and the British and Irish Legal Information Institute. FALM’s website provides the text of the Declaration on Free Access to Law, minutes of meetings and details of FALM’s ‘Law via the Internet’ conferences. There is also a link to the Journal of Open Access to Law, which is affiliated with FALM.
Free access to OUP resources on refugee law
Collection of book chapters, journal articles and free web resources brought together by publisher Oxford University Press. This free site is aimed at those working with refugees and anyone interested in the framework of rights and obligations concerning refugees. Sections cover issues such as ‘who is a refugee? ‘and ‘what rights do refugees have?’ A selection of useful web links is also provided.
Free Law Project
The Free Law Project is a California based non-profit organisation providing free online access to primary legal materials. The Project is also involved with the development of technologies for legal research. Current work includes CourtListener (a searchable database of legal opinions from federal and state courts), RECAP (an extension for Firefox and Chrome to improve the use of PACER) and Juriscraper which gathers opinions from federal appeal courts, state supreme courts and oral arguments from all appellate federal courts that offer them. Links are given to these project websites along with a selection of related research papers.
Halsbury's Law Exchange
Website of Halsbury's Law Exchange, a legal think tank hosted by LexisNexis. The site provides free access to legal white papers, reports and articles on law reform and offers a forum for debate through its legal blog. Areas of law covered include criminal, family, human rights and the courts and legal profession.
Human rights awareness month case map
Online article and map of 50 landmark human rights cases compiled by John Louth who is Editor-in-Chief of Academic Law Books, Journals, and Online at Oxford University Press. The map is made freely available on the OUP website. Each case has a brief description and a link to a related article or report on the case. The aim is to include cases showing the “variety of international, regional, and national mechanisms and fora for adjudicating human rights claims, and the range of rights that have been recognized.”
IBFD Library Catalogue
IBFD’s online Library Catalogue can be used to search for journal articles on international and comparative taxation, as well as the more usual book titles and journal titles. The IBFD Catalogue indexes articles from tax journals published all over the world. For the latest items, see ‘New in the Catalogue’. Amsterdam-based IBFD (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation) is a leading authority on cross-border taxation.
Indigenous Law Portal
Large collection of links to websites concerning indigenous law, provided by the Law Library of Congress. Has sections covering the United States, Canada and Mexico. Includes general websites, such as the Tribal Court Clearing House in the US and the Assembly of First Nations in Canada, as well as websites of individual tribes and websites dealing with particular subjects (land tenure, environmental law and so on). Also gives links to research guides on indigenous law.
International Academy of Comparative Law
The International Academy of Comparative Law was established in 1924 to promote the study of comparative law and to bring together comparative law scholars from all over the world. Its website provides information about the Academy’s officers, members, national committees and congresses, together with its statutes and bye-laws and brief details of its publications. There is a blog called ‘Blogcomparatum’, covering legislative reform, cases, books and academic events.The site is in French and English.
International Commercial Contracts
Online guide to the major primary sources for international commercial contracts written by Cyril Emery who is Legal Officer and Librarian for the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. The guide was published in 2016 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The author provides an introduction to and definition of international commercial contracts. There are also sections on researching relevant UN treaties such as the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the Electronic Communications Convention and explanations of the Unidroit Principles and the Lex mercatoria.
International Crimes Database (ICD)
ICD is a database of more than 600 international criminal law cases from international, hybrid and municipal courts, from 1946 to the present day. It is accompanied by news, academic articles, working papers and other information. Each case record in the database includes summary, the procedural history, a link to the judgment, references to commentary, lists of instruments cited, details of related cases and so on. ICD is provided by the TMC Asser Instituut at The Hague, backed by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. The database can be searched by keyword and filtered by year and/or subject (genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, crime of aggression, torture, piracy or terrorism). The website also provides background information about international crimes and international and hybrid courts, and the Resources page has a collection of links to relevant websites.
Internetowy System Aktow Prawnych (ISAP)
Database of Polish laws from 1918 onwards, provided by the lower house of the Polish Parliament (Sejm). To browse by year, click on ‘wg rocznikˇw’; N.B., from 2012 onwards, after selecting the year you need to click on ‘000’ to display a list of laws. To browse by subject, click on ‘wg hasel’. To search, click on ‘wyszukiwanie’. The database is entirely in Polish.
Judicial Service Commission Zimbabwe
Website of the Judicial Service Commission the body responsible for administering the courts and judiciary in Zimbabwe. The site provides information on the various courts and their judges along with cause lists and a selection of High Court rulings. A copy of the Zimbabwe Constitution is given, legislation relating to the courts and judiciary and the judicial code of ethics.
Land Registration Tribunal
This part of the GOV.uk website provides access to the Land Registration Tribunal which is the Land Registration division of the Property Chamber (First-tier Tribunal). The Tribunal was set up in 2013 to deal with disputes concerning the Land Registry. The webpage has guidance on applying to the Tribunal, attending a hearing, links to relevant legislation and to the Decisions Database which holds all the decisions of the Land Registration Tribunal from 1 June 2015 onwards.
Legal system of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Online guide to the legal system of Laos written by Aristotle T. David who is Managing Partner at ZICOlaw in Lao PDR and Novah Rose S. De Leon-David who is Policy and Institutions Expert at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The guide was published in 2016 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The authors outline the governmental structure of Laos covering the roles of the main institutions including the National Assembly, the President, government and the Office of the Public prosecutor. Links are given to selected government websites.
Liberia Legal Information Institute
The Liberia Legal Information Institute (LiberLII) provides free access to Liberian primary legal materials. The site was established in 2011 and is administered by the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law in Monrovia with technical support provided from the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). Resources available on the site include: full text versions of the 1847 and 1984 constitutions; Supreme Court decisions back to 1861; the Liberian Code of Laws Revised and a selection of resources from the James A. A. Pierre Judicial Institute. LiberLII is a member of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM), an international voluntary association of legal information institutes committed to providing free access to law.
Malawi Legal Information Institute
The Malawi Legal Information Institute (MalawiLII) provides free online access to Malawian legal information. In particular MalawiLII offers full text versions of legislation and judgments from the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, The High Court and the Industrial Relations Court. MalawiLII is a member of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM), an international voluntary association of legal information institutes committed to providing free access to law.
This page of the GOV.UK website provides information and contacts for the Planning Court which is part of the Administrative Court within the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice. The Planning Court hears appeals against planning authorities relating to planning permission, development consent, compulsory purchase orders and highways. From the site you can download forms, see upcoming cases and view civil procedure rules relating to the court.
Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission
Information provided on the GOV.UK website on making an appeal to the Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission (POAC). The POAC was created by the Terrorism Act 2000 to hear appeals from organisations which have been banned by the Home Office because they believe it’s involved with terrorism. The site gives guidance on how to appeal, links to relevant rules and legislation and previous decisions.
Researching the Legal System of the Republic of Djibouti
Online guide to the law of Djibouti written by Mustafe Mohamed H. Dahir who is a lawyer and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law and Externships at the University of Hargeisa in Somaliland. The guide was published in 2015 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The author provides background information to the Djibouti Republic along with an outline of the legal system, sources of law and information on the government and other official bodies. Links to the official gazette and a selection of Djibouti websites are also given.
A Review of the Progressive Development of International Human Rights Framework on Capital Punishment
Online guide looking at international human rights law concerning the death penalty written by
Michelle Miao who is a British Academy Postdoc Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham School of Law. The guide was published in 2015 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The guide covers the human rights standards established by treaties and declarations, the safeguards set by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and human rights law affecting the death penalty in Europe, America and Africa. The author also outlines the standards imposed by international human rights law in areas where capital punishment takes place.
Samoa Legal Information Institute
Website of the Samoa Legal Information Institute (SamLII) which was set up to provide free access to Samoan primary legal materials. Full text judgements from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Family Court and other courts are provided along with selected Samoan legislation and court rules. The site is administered by American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative and supported by the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). SamLII is a member of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM), an international voluntary association of legal information institutes committed to providing free access to law.
Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women's Law
Website of the Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women's Law (SEARCWL) a regional centre housed within the Faculty of Law at the University of Zimbabwe. The Centre is engaged in training, teaching, research and publication in the area of women's law, socio-legal and human rights issues. Details of courses offered at SEARCWL are given along with a selection of research papers produced by the Centre which can be freely downloaded from the site.
Swiss International Arbitration Decisions
Collection of more than two hundred English translations of international arbitration decisions made by the Swiss Federal Tribunal (supreme court) from 2008 onwards. The decisions can be searched by keyword and filtered by topic and other criteria. Each case is marked with one to four stars to denote how interesting it is likely to be to foreign researchers. There is a browseable Case List, which can be sorted by star-rating, date, or docket number. For each decision there is an introductory note and a link to the original text as well as an English translation. The team producing the website is led by Dr.Charles Ponset of Swiss law firm CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Technology and Construction Court
This page of the GOV.UK website provides information on the Technology and Construction Court, a group of specialist courts within the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, which hears cases relating to building, engineering and surveying issues. There are contact details for all the courts,
guidance on how to take a case to the court including online claim forms and detailed guidance for lawyers on how to bring a complex technical case to the court.
UKSupremeCourt YouTube Channel
The YouTube channel of the United Kingdom Supreme Court provides videos giving short summaries of recent judgements and an introductory film to the court outlining its role and functions.
United Nations iLibrary
Digital repository for UN sale publications (as against official documents), launched in February 2016. The publications can be read for free online, but a subscription is required to download pdf versions. The collection consists of books, studies, reports and other publications (for resolutions, meeting records and other official documents, see the Official Document System). A wide range of subjects is covered; law titles include the Law of the Sea Bulletin and the Yearbook of the International Law Commission (recent issues only; older issues are available free on other UN websites). The iLibrary can be browsed or searched. It includes publications in all the UN languages, but the majority are in English.
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Institute of Law and Technology
UAB Institute of Law and Technology (IDT) is a research centre in the Faculty of Law focusing technological issues relating to law such as the law and artificial intelligence, online dispute resolution and legal ontologies. The site provides information on IDT’s projects and publications- some of which can be freely downloaded.
Zimbabwe Legal Information Institute
Website of the Zimbabwe Legal Information Institute (ZimLII) which provides free online access to a range of Zimbabwean legal materials. Included on the site are full text judgements from the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, Harare High Court, Bulawayo High Court and the Labour Court. The Laws Of Zimbabwe are also given along with electronic versions of the University Of Zimbabwe Student Law Review Journal and the Midlands State University Law Review Journal. ZimLII is affiliated to the African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII) and WorldLII and is a member of the Free Access to Law Movement (FALM), an international voluntary association of legal information institutes committed to providing free access to law.
Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association
The Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) is a non-profit making organisation which champions the rights of women and children. The Association provides free legal aid, legal education and advocacy and is “working towards creating frameworks that allow for an environment where women and children’s rights are enjoyed and protected.” The site gives information on the ZWLA and its personnel and provides a selection of articles and conference bulletins which can be freely downloaded.