Category «Comparative/Foreign Law»

FIT for Purpose The New FLARE Index to Treaties

Dr. Peter Clinch and Steven Whittle describe the background development, various ways in which the service can be used, and technical issues of this fully searchable database. Launched in March 2009, it indexes and lists over 1,500 of the most significant multilateral treaties concluded from 1856 onwards. It was conceived to fill a gap in the range of information finding tools available on the internet for the international lawyer.

Subjects: Features, International Legal Research, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Treaties & Agreements

Researching Australian Law

This comprehensive guide by Nicholas Pengelley and Sue Milne includes primary and secondary research resources in the following areas: Parliaments and Laws, Finding Australian Legislation, Finding Australian Cases, Treaties, Journal Literature, Legal Encyclopedias, Law Reform, Government Information, Dictionaries, Directories, Legal Research Guides, Publishers, Current Awareness, Discussion Lists, Information Brokerage and Major Texts.

Subjects: Government Resources, International Legal Research

Guide to International Refugee Law Resources on the Web

This updated research guide by Elisa Mason directs readers to some of the key texts and resources available on the Web that can help shed light on, and provide a context for, many of the issues currently being deliberated in the refugee law arena. The guide covers international and regional instruments, human rights and humanitarian law, international bodies (especially the UNHCR), national legislation, case law, and periodicals.

Subjects: Features, Human Rights, International Legal Research, Refugees

Researching Intellectual Property Law In The Russian Federation

Julian Zegelman’s research guide is intended to assist its users with research of Russian intellectual property law by a) describing the primary sources of intellectual property law in the Russian Federation; and b) listing a number of secondary sources that interpret and comment on intellectual property law in the Russian Federation.

Subjects: Features, Intellectual Property, International Legal Research

Law of the Pacific Islands: A Guide to Web Based Resources

Ruth Bird’s guide is expertly updated by Dianne Thompson and Anna Matich, each of whom possess comprehensive legal research expertise on this topical area.

Subjects: Features, International Legal Research

The Art of Written Persuasion: The Rise of Written Persuasion

In this column, Troy Simpson writes on persuading judges in writing. This first article in the series surveys the history of written advocacy in three jurisdictions — England and Wales, Australia, and America – to show why good written advocacy is vital to the modern lawyer.

Subjects: Comparative/Foreign Law, Court Resources, Legal Profession, Legal Research

Doing Legal Research in Canada

Ted Tjaden’s comprehensive guide provides information and links to print and online resources and is aimed primarily at researchers outside of Canada needing an overview of Canadian legal research.

Subjects: Features, International Legal Research

Doing Legal Research in Canada – Canadian Primary Legal Resources

Guide: Table of Contents / Introduction / Canadian Primary Resources / Canadian Secondary Resources Canadian Legal Organizations / Canadian Legal Publishers / Research by Topic

Subjects: Comparative/Foreign Law

Doing Legal Research in Canada – Introduction: The Canadian Legal System

Editor’s note: This is an update to the original guide, (published May 1, 2000). There are numerous additions, changes for some Web site addresses, as well as some deletions. These additions and changes are indicated by (green background color) for easy identification.

Subjects: Comparative/Foreign Law

Doing Legal Research in Canada – Canadian Secondary Legal Resources

Editor’s Note: This is a new update to the author’s original guide (published May 1, 2000), and to his subsequent update, July 2, 2001. There are numerous additions, changes for some Web site addresses, as well as some deletions, which will be indicated by the use of (green background color) for easy identification.

Subjects: Comparative/Foreign Law
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