constitutional law

Egypt’s Government Services Portal – Constitutional Declaration 2011

Freely available English translation of the 2011 Constitution Declaration, provided on Egypt’s Government Services Portal. The constitution came into force following the 2011 revolution, and was approved by a national referendum in March 2011. It is a provisional working constitution, to be used during the current period of transition in Egyptian politics.

Supreme Court of Ireland

The website of the Supreme Court of Ireland provides information about the Court and about the Irish legal system generally. It makes available the ordinary judgments of the Court from 2001 onwards, and decisions on Article 26 references (parliamentary bills referred to the Court under Art. 26 of the Constitution) from 1940 onwards. The site also includes the Constitution of Ireland and a short bibliography of Irish constitutional law. It can be viewed in English or Irish; there are also general information pages in French and German.

Introduction to law and government in the Cook Islands

Introduction to the legislative and constitutional history of the Cook Islands, detailing the major applicable laws and explaining its relationship to New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and how self government has evolved over the years. Part of the freely available Browne Gibson Harvey PC website, the largest professional firm of solicitors in the Cook Islands.

Jurist: World Law

The World Law page of the Jurist website offers a set of guides to the legal systems of the world. Each country’s guide covers the Constitution, government and legislation, courts and judgments, human rights, the legal profession and law schools. Links to key websites for each country are also provided. Jurist is a legal education website provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Doing business: law library

Gateway to business laws and regulations from all over the world, compiled by the World Bank’s Doing Business project. Gives links to official sources as far as possible, and many of the texts are in English translation. Can be browsed by country or region. The areas of law covered are: banking, bankruptcy, civil codes, civil procedure, commercial and company law, constitutional law, employment law, land and building law, privacy, securities, tax and trade.

Voisin

The Library page of this Jersey law firm’s website provides articles on a range of Jersey legal topics. It also includes the firm’s newsletter, Jersey Brief, from 2000 onwards.

UCL Constitution Unit

Website of the Constitution Unit, a research centre at University College London (UCL). The site provides Constitution Unit reports, a blog on constitutional reform, details of current research, a newsletter, videos and other information.

European Commission for Democracy through Law

The European Commission for Democracy through Law, known as the Venice Commission, is a Council of Europe body that was established in 1990. Originally set up to assist Eastern European countries in the re-engineering of their constitutions, it now monitors and provides assistance to countries all around the world and has more than 60 member states. The website outlines the Commission's activities, which include providing advice and training to individual states on constitutional matters, elections and referendums and constitutional justice.

Witryna Trybunalu Konstytucyjnego

Website of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, available in Polish and English versions. The site of the provides judgments and cases lists, together with the text of the Polish Constitution and the Constitutional Tribunal Act. In addition, it provides information about the history of the Constitutional Tribunal, its organisation, its role, and its position in the system of government.

H-Law discussion network

Section of the H-Net electronic discussion list and directory dedicated to legal issues. The service is sponsored by the American Society for Legal History with editorial work on the Law list undertaken at San Francisco State University. The site posts material furthering scholarly, intellectual and professional dialogue on legal history and constitutional issues. Discussion logs can be viewed by author, subject and date and discussion threads are arranged by topic including aboriginal law, copyright, juries, legal historiography, the Holocaust and slavery.

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