International & Foreign Law Resources
Paul D. Callister,
Library Director and
Associate Professor of Law
Services (at UMKC Only)
Digital Law Library Consortium
· http://www.llmc-digital.org/ · Through 2009, this service will be
adding some 90,000 volumes to the collection including many foreign,
international, and comparative law resources. See http://www.llmc.com/sourcebooks.htm
for complete list of prospective titles and subjects (all titles are
currently available through Inter-Library Loan in microfiche).
Currently includes Federal Maritime Decisions, Maritime Subsidiary Board
Decisions, Civil Aeronautic Board Reports, Foreign Claims Settlement
Decisions, Federal Trade Commission Decisions, and reports of
States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.
on Line Treaties and Agreements Library · http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome
· Includes United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
(Vol. 1-35, 1950-1984), Treaties and Other International Agreements of
the United States of America 1776-1949 (Bevans) (Vol. 1-13), Treaties,
Conventions, International Acts, Protocols and Agreements (Malloy) (Vol.
1-4, 1776-1937), Treaties and Other International Acts of the United
States of America (Miller) (Vol. 1-8, 1776-1863), Treaties and
International Act Series (TIAS) (TIAS 11060 to TIAS 12734), KAV
Agreements (KAV 1-6311).
1838 - present · Full text of American Journal of International Law
1907-2003, International Organization 1947-1998, World Politics
1948-1995 (plus links to recent content 1995-2003) and others.
International · Article abstracts of political, social and public
policy issues with an international scope.
Research Network · http://www.ssrn.com/lsn/index.html · Must
register based upon university email account (see http://www.ssrn.com/lsn/index.html).
Includes working papers on law, political science, and economics.
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
· Includes abstracts (and some full text) of articles on international and
foreign law from 1981 to the present.
LegalTrac · Includes abstracts (and some full text) of articles on international
and foreign law.
Lexis (Password Required)
Westlaw (Password Required)
International Law (see also International/Worldwide Materials)
Federal International Materials
Law Reviews, Legal Texts & Periodicals
International Agreements & Treaties
Commission on Human Rights - Organization of American States (IACHR-OAS)
& GATT Panel Decisions (WTO-DEC)
Court of Justice (INT-ICJ)
Criminal Tribunal - Combined (INT-ICT)
Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (INT-ICTR)
Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - All (INT-ICTY-ALL)
Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (INT-ICTY)
Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - Basic Legal Document (INT-ICTY-BLD)
Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - Press Releases (INT-ICTY-PR)
Claims Tribunal Decisions (INT-IRAN)
Kingdom Current Awareness International Law (UKCA-INT)
Laws by Country
Intellectual Property by Country & International
Environmental, Health & Safety Regulations by Country
Business Materials by Country
Local Language Databases (Non-English)
BNA International Materials
As of the beginning of 2004, the collection holds 1157 international
law, 840 comparative (or general) law, and 1518 foreign law titles, in
addition to many international law journals. The collection is
relatively weak in looseleafs, but is strong in treaties and historical
Most of the foreign, international is located on the second floor of the
library with some historical materials in the basement:
General and Comparative Law (K500-K8000)
Other Foreign Law (KG through KZ)
Foreign legal sources--look under "Law -- " in
MERLIN and add
an appropriate subheading. For instance, "Law
-- Great Britain" or "Law
-- Wales." Finding appropriate subheadings for International
and Foreign Law Sources can by difficult. See a law librarian for
For a general overview of other Legal Systems see:
Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia
(K530 .M62 1984)
Foreign Law: Current Sources of Codes and Legislation in
Jurisdictions of the World (K38.R49)
Martindale Hubbell International Law Digest
(REF KF190 .M42)
For access to legal periodicals, besides the resources listed in Electronic
Subscription section above, check Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
For non-periodical sources see Szladit's Bibliography on Foreign and
Comparative Law (K38.B35) and Bibliographic Guide to Law (K38.B52).
On the Web
Int'l Law & Organizations
Other Regional & Global Org.
Treaties, Decisions & Other Primary Sources
UN Treaty Collection ·
Charter · http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/ibasicdocuments/Basetext/iunchart.htm
Conventions · http://www.unidroit.org/english/conventions/c-main.htm
Human Rights Project (Yale) · http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/ diana/index.html. Cases, international agreements and documents, Yale
Human Rights & Development Law Journal, and Avalon Documents in Law
History and Diplomacy.
Admin. · http://ilis.ilo.org/ilis/trib/ilintrtr.html. Thematic
analysis of the case law of the International Labor Organization
IOLEX IOL ·
http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english/. International labor standards
database including digest of labor decisions and reports.
National Law Center for
Inter-American Free Trade · http://www.natlaw.com/ index.htm.
Some free content. English translations for some selected
content. Subscription fee required for full service. Excellent
resource for primary material. Also provide translation services.
World Trade Law ·
http://www.worldtradelaw.net/. Subscription resource with many free
resources. Source for NAFTA, GATT, WTO and other world treaties.
SICE Foreign Trade
Information System · http://www.sice.oas.org/Indexe.asp. Trade
agreements and other documents relating to Latin America. Information
service of the Organization of American States.
General Sites & Libraries
Int'l & Foreign Law in English · http://library.law.uiuc.edu/foreignr.htm.
Prepared by Jane Williams, the International & Foreign Law Librarian at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sources include an
excellent guide prepared by Prof. Williams.
& Int'l L. Index (Washburn) · http://www.washlaw.edu/forint/forintmain.html.
Good subject guide to foreign and international law.
& Int'l L. Research (U. of Co.) · http://spot.colorado.edu/~thompsje/intlaw.htm.
Extensive guides to foreign and international resources including treaty
Guides (LLRX) · http://www.llrx.com/international_law.html. Legal
web service with materials prepared by law librarians.
Peace Palace Library (Catalog) ·
http://www.ppl.nl/. This Dutch collection is used extensively by
the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and
the Hague Academy of International Law
Research Guide · http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/naftaguide.html.
Foreign Law & Governments
World Fact Book · http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html.
The premier reference book on foreign nations including economic, political
and defense information.
· http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/. EU statistical Source.
Statistics http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/. Collected by
the US Census Department.
(UN) · http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/
World Bank Data &
Stats · http://www.worldbank.org/data/. One of the best
spots for foreign economic data.
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© 2004, Paul D. Callister