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Parliament of Georgia

The Parliament of Georgia website, containing a list of the members of parliament, and recent news. From the homepage access is given to the constitution and regulations of the parliament in pdf format, in English; however, the legislation pages are in html format and only available in Georgian. The International Acts section has links to international conventions, agreements and treaties of which Georgia is a party, as Word documents. There is also a section of useful links to sites of the ministries and courts. Most of the page is available in both English and Georgian.

Stare decisis Hibernia

Blog by Irish barrister Mark Tottenham, providing summaries of Irish superior court decisions from January 2011 onwards, with links to the full judgments where available. Summaries of new decisions usually appear on the blog within ten days of the judgment. The posts may be browsed by date, topic, or judge; there is also a basic search facility. The courts covered are the Supreme Court, High Court and Court of Criminal Appeal. Case updates are available by email or via Twitter.

Ex tempore

Blog by academic lawyer Paul MacMahon, commenting on the decisions of the Irish Supreme Court and providing news of forthcoming developments, together with information about the Court’s history Some information about the work of the other Irish superior courts is also available. The blog can be browsed chronologically and has a basic search facility. Users can subscribe to an RSS feed or follow Twitter updates.

Guardian: Freedom of Information

A section of the Guardian newspaper’s website bringing together coverage of freedom of information issues. Includes articles concerning freedom of information in the UK and abroad, as well as links to relevant legislation and guides to obtaining information under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts.

Wired-GOV

Wired-Gov is a personalised email alerting service which offers the latest information on news, press releases and publications from several hundred UK government departments, official agencies, quangos and advisory bodies covering all areas of social, economic and political policy. It is free to all public sector workers, other users must pay for a subscription, although some basic news headlines and a directory of links to key websites is offered free of charge. Alerts may be sent daily, weekly or at other intervals. There is a searchable archive dating back to 1998.

piBlawg

Website of piBlawg a legal blog specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence law. The blog is a collaboration between piCalculator and barristers’ chambers 1 Chancery Lane and includes commentary and case reports. The archive dates back to 2010 and can be browsed by subject, date or tag cloud. piCalculator is a subscription website providing access to a collection of online calculators to assist with the preparation of personal injury and clinical negligence claims.

UK Human Rights Blog

The UK Human Rights Blog is produced by 1 Crown Office Row, a barristers' chambers specialising in civil law. It aims to provide a free legal news service covering human rights issues. There is a link to European Convention on Human Rights along with a description and analysis of each article. Posts can be searched or browsed by subject, including, immigration, children, terrorism, public order and human rights cases.

Bar & Bench

Bar & Bench is a freely available online journal aimed at the legal profession working in India. The journal has news of legal developments in India and around the world along with feature articles, commentary, interviews and profiles of Indian law firms. The ‘Deal street’ section reports on the latest mergers, acquisitions and deals taking place in Indian law firms. Journal content can also be viewed by specific interest such as academic, corporate council, law firms, non profit and legal outsourcing. The archive is available back to 2009.

Guardian Law

This section of the Guardian newspaper website focuses on legal issues providing free access to legal news, blogs and features. As well as legal news stories there are articles written by legal experts, links to news and comment from the Guardian's legal affairs team on Twitter and links to external legal blogs and websites through the Guardian Legal Network. There is also a weekly newsletter- The Bundle- which has a round up of news, comment, analysis, blogs and readers' views from Guardian Law and elsewhere on the web.

RefLaw: the Virtual Law Library Reference Desk

US internet resource site designed to provide access to legal reference information on the web including sites concerned with legal, governmental and political matters. Site sections identify and collate internet links for US Federal Government information, State and Local Government, Legislation, Legal Research, Directories and Journals and Publishers. A series of News features highlight legal, government and political news relating mainly to the United States of America. RefLaw forms part of the WashLaw web service developed by the Washburn University School of Law Library.

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