E-books

Legal system in Indonesia

Chapter from "ASEAN Legal Systems", published by the ASEAN Law Association. Written in 2005, it covers the Constitution, criminal and civil legal systems, the court system, the legal profession and education, alternative dispute resolution and business law. Other chapters available online describe the legal systems in Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam.

Legal system in Brunei Darussalam

Online version of a chapter from "ASEAN Legal Systems" produced by the ASEAN Law Association. Provides historical background and covers sources of law, the governmental and court systems, criminal and civil procedures and information relating to the legal profession and legal education in Brunei. Other chapters currently available online describe the legal systems in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam.

Win more cases: the lawyer's toolkit

Free online guide developed by Troy Simpson of Research One Pty Ltd, an Australian company specialising in legal research and writing for lawyers. The toolkit is designed to be used by lawyers, law students and teachers, providing a step-by-step guide to writing persuasively. It is particularly aimed at lawyers preparing written arguments, such as submissions or briefs, for judges. Parts A and B of the toolkit provide practical advice to help users "find, collect, organize, and understand the information you need to solve a legal problem".

State-sponsored homophobia: a world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults

This site provides free access to a report published by The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association in May 2010 (and updated in 2016). It provides a worldwide country by country survey of national legal system and laws, highlighting examples which discriminate against gay, lesbian and transsexual sexual activities.

Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: A Handbook

The website of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) provides free access to the handbook, Reconciliation after Violent Conflict. IDEA is an intergovernmental organisation that supports and promotes democracy worldwide. This handbook was published in 2003 and includes chapters on the process of reconciliation, victims and offenders, and the methods used to bring about reconciliation eg. reparation, restorative justice, truth commissions etc.

Lincoln and the Law

Online guide providing access to legal materials relating to Abraham Lincoln and his involvement with the law. The guide is made freely available by the Law Library of Congress as one of their series of Current Legal Topics. The first section covers his role as an Illinois lawyer and includes digitised versions of books about Abraham Lincoln, lectures and minutes of meetings of the Law Association of Philadelphia.

A Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Full text copy of "A Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals" written by Thomas E. Baker of the Florida International University, College of Law and made freely available online by the Federal Judicial Center, an education and research agency for the federal courts in the United States. The primer was published in 2009 and provides an "introduction to the complexity and nuance in the subject-matter jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals".

Handbook of the Antarctic Treaty System

Full text online version of the 9th (2002) edition of the Handbook of the Antarctic Treaty System made freely available on the US Department of State website. The Handbook can be viewed in PDF and contains all the relevant agreements which make up the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) including the Antarctic Treaty, the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals and the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

People on the move : handbook of selected terms and concepts

This handbook is made freely available in full text on the UNSCO site. It consists of a glossary of terms related to international migration which was published in 2008 by The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP Foundation) in cooperation with UNESCO. It defines terms in common usage relating to all aspects of international migration, forced migration, displaced persons, refugees, asylum seekers and related issues of citizenship and diasporas. Definitions are designed for use by members of the public.

Internet Law Treatise

Website of the Internet Law Treatise, a collaborative, online project looking at the law relating to the internet. The ILT involves attorneys and law students and is hosted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a membership organisation concerned with the civil liberties issues surrounding technology. The focus of the Treatise is on United States law throughout and includes chapters covering defamation, copyright, electronic contracts, privacy and data collection and marketing issues (including spam).

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