comparative law

Transatlantic turbulence: the European Union and United States debate over passenger data

Guide to the legal issues surrounding passenger data by Irfan Tukdi, a J.D. (Juris Doctor) candidate at Houston University Law Center. The guide was published in 2007 (and updated in 2022 by Sabrina Sondhi, Director of the H. Laddie Montague, Jr. Law Library at Penn State Dickinson Law) on New York University's Globalex website.

Comparative criminal procedure: a select bibliography

Annotated online guide to resources dealing with comparative criminal procedure, by Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago D'Angelo Law Library. The guide was updated in 2021 and is available on New York University's Globalex website. The author covers criminal procedure generally, criminal procedure in multiple jurisdictions and specific topics such as arrest, interrogation, plea bargaining, trial by jury, sentencing and appeals.

European Legal Studies Institute

The European Legal Studies Institute (ELSI) is a research department of the Faculty of Law at the University of Osnabrück in Germany. It carries out research into comparative law and the harmonisation of law within the European Union. The website provides background and organisational information about ELSI. Brief details of ELSI publications are given and there is a page of links to related organisations.The site can be viewed in English, French or German.

Observatory of European and Comparative Private Law

Website of the Observatory of European and Comparative Private Law at the University of Girona in Spain. The Observatory is a research unit whose purpose is to promote the study of private law in Europe by the organisation of events and establishing links with related organisations. There are contact details of members of the Observatory, information on seminars organised and links given to partner institutions.


InDret is a peer-reviewed online journal for legal researchers, practitioners and law students. It is published quarterly by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain. The journal focuses on corporate law, private international law, comparative law and contracts and torts. Articles can be browsed by issue or by popularity (most-downloaded papers) and can be searched by author or keyword. Abstracts and full-text articles can be downloaded in PDF format. The site can be viewed in English, Spanish and Catalan.

European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law

The European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) is a Vienna-based research centre. ECTIL has been working with the European Group on Tort Law (described separately on Eagle-i) to produce principles for the harmonisation of European tort law. The site provides information about ECTIL's research projects, which include the following topics: children in tort law; compensation for personal injury; medical liability and principles of European tort law.

Commission on European Family Law

The Commission on European Family Law (CEFL) is based at the Molengraaff Institute for Private Law, University of Utrecht. It is made up of European experts in family and comparative law. The aim of CEFL is to further the harmonisation of family law in Europe through the creation of a set of Principles of European Family Law. The site provides organisational and contact information for the Commission, details of conferences and events and links to selected European legislation on family law.