legal systems

World Legal Materials from the Middle East

Collection of links to resources for the law of Middle Eastern jurisdictions, provided by the Cornell Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School. Covers 15 countries. Includes links to constitutions, government websites, some judicial sites, a few collections of laws and other materials relating to the law and legal systems of the Middle East. Most of the materials linked to are in English, but some are in Arabic and some in French.

Timor-Leste Legal Education Project: Publications

This webpage provides full text access to the publications of the Timor-Leste Legal Education Project (TLLEP) at Stanford Law School. Included on the site are textbooks on Timorese law on professional responsibility, contract law, constitutional law and criminal law. A series of working papers on the laws of Timor-Leste are also provided. These cover topics such as family law, inheritance law, petroleum law and marriage law. All publications can be freely downloaded in full text (PDF) in English, Tetum and Portuguese.

Timor-Leste Legal Education Project

Website of the Timor-Leste Legal Education Project (TLLEP), a partnership between The Asia Foundation (TAF) and Stanford Law School (SLS). The TLLEP works with the National University of Timor-Leste to help develop legal education in Timor-Leste in Timorese universities, government institutions and non-governmental organisations. The TLLEP write legal textbooks which are made freely available online via the TLLEP website and foster cross-cultural exchange between educators and students in Timor-Leste and Stanford Law School.

NATLEX: Mongolia

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation. Holds over 100 records on Mongolia, with abstracts of the legislation and where possible, the full text of the legislation is linked. Records are written in either English, French or Spanish.

Legal Research in Timor-Leste

Online guide to the law and legal resources of Timor-Leste written by Lindsey Greising who is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and a member of the New York Bar and Nelinho Vital who is Director of the National Department on Legislation in the Ministry of Justice for Timor-Leste. The guide was published in 2014 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. There is an introduction giving background and historical information on the country and outlining recent conflicts.

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas is an association for the study of legal mixtures and movements. Its President is Sean Patrick Donlan from the University of Limerick in Ireland. The association has developed an interdisciplinary approach to comparative law, encompassing anthropology, geography, history, philosophy and sociology in relation to law. The website has a blog and gives information about the association’s publications, projects and events.

Bolivian legal framework

Online guide to the law of Bolivia written by Gonzalo Dávila Maceda who is director of a Bolivian based Legal Counselling Office. The article was published in 2018 and updated in 2022 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The article provides background information on the organisation of the state and the 2009 Constitution highlighting the different branches of government and the territorial and economic structures of the state.

Taiwan legal research guide

Online guide to the law and legal resources of Taiwan written by Xiaomeng Zhang who is a Reference Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library. The guide was published in 2012 (and updated 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 guide gives background and historical information about Taiwan and looks at the development of the legal system. There are sections on Taiwan’s legal status under international law and on the Constitution, legal system and legal profession.

Researching Applicable Law in Wales – What is Unique in Wales?

Online guide to the law in Wales written by Dr. Catrin Fflur Huws who is lecturer and Director of the Centre for Welsh Legal Affairs in the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University and Lillian Stevenson who is Academic Services Manager and Law Librarian at Aberystwyth University. The guide was published in 2012 (and updated in 2018) 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 give background information on the Welsh legal system and the development of devolution in Wales.

Research guide to the legal system of the Kingdom of Bhutan

Online guide to the Bhutan legal system written by lawyers Ershadul Karim and Chhime Tshoke Dorjee. The guide was published in 2011 (and updated 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 give an introduction to the history and politics of Bhutan, an outline of the legal system and court structure and information about the country’s legal profession. Links are given to important legal websites including legislation, government departments, newspapers and development agencies.

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