Global regulation offers English language machine translations of laws from 95 countries. The full service requires a subscription, however there is a limited offering of free searches. A simple search is available from the home page; once a simple search has been run, it is possible to access advanced search options. The advanced search offers Boolean connectors and allows users to weight the importance of terms. It is possible to filter results by country and/or year. Searching is only available in English, but it is possible to view the original language version of a translated law.

FOG Database

The Foreign Official Gazette database (FOG) is a tool for locating collections of official gazettes in major libraries and archives, tracking title changes and looking up other details about particular official gazettes; it does not contain full-text material. FOG covers about 650 titles, from all around the world, held in American libraries or at the UK’s National Archives. The database can be searched by jurisdiction and/or holding institution. FOG is provided by the Centre for Research Libraries, an international consortium founded in 1949 and based in the United States.

Juriglobe: world legal systems

Website of JuriGlobe a research group of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. The site provides data on the different legal systems in the world- civil law, common law, Muslim law, customary law and mixed systems- and gives a directory of jurisdictions using each of the systems. The information is presented in different ways showing legal systems by geographic region, the systems used by United Nations member states and by population distribution.

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.

Legal Education Research Network

Website of the Legal Education Research Network (LERN). LERN is a long-established active network of UK researchers interested in legal education. One of its core aims is to support researchers, through a range of activities, including through its members providing advice and support for each other, such as by suggesting useful source materials, reading draft questionnaires, piloting them and looking over interview schedules.


Jurispedia, the shared law, is an academic project utilising an open source Wiki format which aims to offer information about all of the laws of every country in the world and is concerned with systems of law as well as legal and political sciences. The service provides information about the law and user-contributed articles relating to thirty countries currently.


Law firm Ogier advises on the law of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. Its website includes a library of client briefings relating to many areas of law in these jurisdictions, including banking and finance, companies, litigation, trusts, property, insolvency, employment. Some information is also available about the law of Bahrain, Ireland, Hong Kong, the UK and Japan.

Mourant Ozannes

Offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes advises on the law of Jersey, Guernsey and the Cayman Islands. Its website makes available a set of client briefings relating to the law of banking and finance, companies, litigation, trusts and insolvency in these jurisdictions.


The Justice web portal is a government site providing information on the administration and regulation of justice in England and Wales. It provides information about and links to government bodies concerned with the justice system including the Ministry of Justice, the Youth Justice Board and HM Courts and Tribunals Service. The site has a court finder, court hearing lists,
downloadable forms, inspection reports, guidance for the legal profession, policy documents, research, statistics and data.