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Foreign, Comparative & International Law (FCIL) Resources

American Society of International Law (ASIL)
The nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization dedicated to international law founded in 1906 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. ASIL is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Search here for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States. Also includes a wide selection of major foreign language law publications from over 295 jurisdictions.

EISIL
American Society of International Law (ASIL) database of electronic database of international treaties and conventions, websites and other research tools.

GlobaLex
Research guides to international law topics and specific countries.

HeinOnline [SU Database]
Numerous foreign, international, and comparative law libraries are available in HeinOnline, including among others: English Reports (1120-1867); Foreign & International Law Resources Database; Foreign Relations of the U.S.; Hague Academy Collected Courses, Harvard Research in International Law; Israel Law Reports; Kluwer Law International Journal Library; Treaties and Agreements Library; World Constitutions Illustrated; World Trials Library.

JuriGlobe
Research resources and tools relating to the different legal systems in the world.

Justis International Law Reports and United Kingdom (UK) Statutes and Statutory Instruments [SLS Database]
The UK Statutes product contains the full text of all Acts of Parliament in England, Wales and Scotland as enacted, from 1235 to the present day. UK Statutes is the only statute-law database to contain Scottish Acts of Parliament and repealed legislation. The associated International Law Reports product contains cases in English from national and international courts from 1919 to present. Inquire at the Reference Desk (reference@law.stanford.edu) for access information.

LawInfo China
English- and Chinese-language resources on Chinese law created and maintained by ChinalawinfoCo., Ltd., and the Legal Information Center of Beijing University. It includes full-text databases for laws, regulations, cases, and legal news.

LLRX - International Legal Research
Free, international legal research resources and tools.

LLRX - Comparative/Foreign Law
Free, comparative and foreign legal research resources and tools.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) [SLS Database]
Excellent starting place for research on international law topics. The MPEPIL online edition—edited under the direction of Professor Dr. RĂ¼diger Wolfrum, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Max Planck Institute) in Heidelberg, Germany—is a comprehensive analytical resource covering the whole of public international law. MPEPIL includes material from the hard-copy Encyclopedia of Public International Law published between 1991 and 2001 under Professor Dr. Rudolf Bernhardt, plus online-only articles authored since 2001. Approximately 1,700 article topics have been selected and allocated to expert authors, who are legal scholars and practitioners from all over the world and who speak in their personal capacity only.

Newsbank/Readex Databases [SU Databases]

  • "AccessUN (1945-2011)" indexes UN documents including "Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and UN Treaty Series citations." Also includes certain full-text UN documents.
  • "Foreign Broadcast Information Service Electronic Index (1975-1996)" indexes "FBIS Daily Reports issued by the U.S. Government covering political, economic, scientific, and cultural issues and events throughout the world."

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)
Access to primary legal materials from hundreds of countries.

TradeLawGuide
TradeLawGuide provides comprehensive access to WTO law, including agreements, rules of interpretation, and jurisprudence. Features include a citator, a subject navigator, full text searching, and jurisprudence pending.