Foreign and International Law Resources databases

The Foreign and International Law Resources Databases (FILRD) collection on HeinOnline consists of more than sixty yearbooks, law reports, journals and digests.  Most of the content focuses on international law, but some foreign law titles are also available.

The collection includes the proceedings of the American Society of International Law, several United Nations yearbooks, Reports of International Arbitral Awards, the Uniform Law Review, the British Yearbook of International Law and various human rights publications.


Onsite access through the IALS account is available in IALS, SAS, SHL and University of London law departments.

Remote access is available to IALS and SAS staff, fellows and students, University of London law staff and students (including LLM students) via a current IALS Library card or SAScard.  Remote access via Athens/Shibboleth is arranged by each University of London law department and UoLIA for their registered law staff and students.


To search by citation, use the Citation Navigator tab.

To search for materials on a particular topic, enter key words and/or phrases in the search box on the left.

To search by title and/or author, use Field Search (link on the left). The Text box on the Field Search screen can be used to add key words to your search.

The Advanced Search screen (link on the left) offers further options for targeting your search. You can select one series only, e.g. Asian Yearbook of International Law. You can also specify a date range and select types of material (e.g. cases, articles, legislation).


The main FILRD page lists every title in the collection, grouped into four parts:

Part I: International Yearbooks and Periodicals (the most substantial section)
Part II: U.S. Law Digests
Part III: International Tribunals/Judicial Decisions
Part IV: Other Significant Works Related to Foreign and International Law

Click on a title, e.g. International Labour Law Reports, to display a list of volumes, then click on a volume to display the full text.  Move through the volume using either the contents list on the left, or the arrows and drop-down list of page numbers above the full-text display.

Printing and downloading

To print or download from the hit list (brief details) screen, click on Print/Download options. To print or download from the full-text display, use the Printer icon towards the top of the screen, which brings up both downloading and printing facilities.

Choose "current section" to print the whole item (e.g. whole article), or select an extract using"custom page range".